The GR Supra Jr. Roadster is a pint-sized dragster for kids

A mini version of the GR Supra Funny Car, the idea behind the GR Supra Jr. Roadster is to encourage families to get their kids involved in drag racing.

by | Published on 21st Mar 2023

Kids nowadays, all they want to do is spend their time playing video games.

Less and less of them seem interested in sports.

Maybe this will change their minds.

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Toyota and TRD USA have teamed up to create the GR Supra Jr. Roadster.

Basically, it’s a mini version of the GR Supra Funny Car.

The idea behind it is to encourage families to get their kids involved in drag racing.


It goes without saying that you don’t get the same levels of power as the GR Supra Funny Car.

Would you really want to put your little one behind the wheel of a 11,000-hp dragster, though?

The GR Supra Jr. Roadster is available from Half Scale Dragsters in the US.

Thing is, it doesn’t actually come with an engine.

You have to purchase that separately, with power output ranging from around five to 50bhp.

To be fair, it’s a serious bit of kit, with a powder coated chassis, a fiberglass seat and floor, rack and pinion steering, and a Billet aluminum steering wheel.

But with a $13,995 price tag, you’d expect it to be.

The NHRA already has a Jr. Dragster series that’s been around since 1992.

Racing at more than 130 tracks across the country, many pro NHRA drivers have used it as a stepping stone to the big leagues.

The GR Supra Jr. Roadster is the first of its kind, but Toyota wants other manufacturers to get in on the action, too.

“Our TRD engineers have worked [hard] to ensure that the new Jr. Roadster is ready for a class of its own,” said Toyota Racing US Group Manager Paul Doleshal.



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Adam Gray is an experienced motoring journalist and content creator based in the United Kingdom. Using his media accreditation with motor manufacturers’ press offices, Adam test drives the latest cars and attends new vehicle press launches, producing written reviews and news pieces for supercarblondie.com. Before joining the Supercar Blondie team, Adam was Motoring Editor for Portfolio North magazine, North East Motoring Editor at Reach plc, and provided motoring content on a freelance basis to several lifestyle and business publications in the North of England. When he’s not behind the wheel of the latest car, Adam can be found at his local rink playing ice hockey or supporting his beloved Middlesbrough FC.

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