TOYOTA AUSTRALIA OBTAINS EXTRA SUPPLY OF GR SUPRA
February 24, 2020
**Power increase to 285kW later this year**
**Newly tuned suspension to bring more track focused handling**
“The current car already has incredible power and torque with 250kW and 500Nm from its highly responsive engine – a great vehicle that has won several motoring awards,” Mr Hanley said.
“Being able to import an additional allocation of cars means enthusiasts can now achieve their GR Supra dream sooner than expected – perhaps even as a Valentine’s Day present to themselves!” he said.
Late this year, the GR Supra will gain a previously unexploited 35kW, lifting maximum power output by 14 per cent to 285kW from the 3.0-litre inline six-cylinder turbo engine. The updated Supra will have refinements to handling that includes new under-bonnet chassis braces that deliver even greater rigidity.
Mr Hanley said the changes keep faith with Toyota’s promise at the global launch that the reborn Supra would continually evolve in what is a highly competitive segment. Pricing has not been announced for the updated GR Supra, but there will likely be an increase linked to the updates. Availability is expected to be more limited than for the current car.
Current GR Supra specifications
GR Supra has been designed first and foremost as a driver’s car with no compromise: a straight-six turbo engine, rear-drive configuration, low-slung compact dimensions and 50/50 weight distribution. The 250kW/500Nm sports car is offered in two grades, priced from $84,9001 for the Supra GT, with the top-of-the-range GTS variant starting at $94,9001.
A quick-shifting, sports-tuned eight-speed automatic transmission and a launch control function help produce a 0-100km/h sprint in just 4.3 seconds. Standard active limited slip differential and adaptive suspension and 18-inch (GT) or 19-inch (GTS) wheels wrapped with specially developed Michelin rubber contribute to outstanding handling and agility.
Driver assistance features include active cruise control, pre-collision warning with autonomous braking and daytime pedestrian and cyclist detection2, lane departure alert, speed limit info and active speed limiter. Additional safety features include seven airbags, blind-spot monitor, rear cross-traffic alert, reversing camera, parking sensors, rear-end collision warning and tyre pressure monitor.
Inside, the GR Supra features dual-zone climate-control air-conditioning, keyless smart entry and start, leather-accented sports seats with eight-way electric adjustment and lumbar support, a 10-speaker multimedia system with Bluetooth®3 connectivity, AM/FM/DAB+4 radio, satellite navigation5 and voice recognition, and a wireless phone charger6. Top-grade GTS variant gains sports pedals, head-up display, and premium 12-speaker JBL®7 sound system.
The GR Supra GTS is also available with two exclusive options – Alcantara interior trim and upholstery and a matte grey paint8 – each priced at $25001.