First Appearance of All-New Toyota GR Supra Takes Place at NAIAS

First Appearance of All-New Toyota GR Supra Takes Place at NAIAS

The all-new Toyota GR Supra, the fifth generation of Toyota’s legendary sports car, made its world debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

The new Toyota GR Supra has been conceived as a sports car in its purest form, with no compromise that would diminish the pleasure of the driving experience. Chief Engineer Tetsuya Tada has adhered to the classic form of a front-mounted, straight-six engine driving the rear wheels, building on the heritage of Toyota’s past Supra generations and original 2000GT sports car. Driving enthusiasts can look forward to an exhilarating blend of power, agility and precision handling, achieved thanks to the car’s combination of a short wheelbase and wide track, lightweight, low centre of gravity and highly rigid body.

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The 3.0-litre engine benefits from a twin-scroll turbocharger and produces 335bhp/250kW and 500Nm of torque. Coupled with an eight-speed automatic transmission, it is characterised by smooth and powerful acceleration, with large amounts of torque available across the full spectrum of engine speeds.

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Toyota Gazoo Racing was instrumental in honing the new sportscar’s performance, working extensively on the famous Nürburgring Nordschleife and surrounding roads in Germany in order to achieve the most agile, stable and rewarding handling. Further extensive testing took place on roads around the world.

To be certain that the car delivered on its promise, Toyota President Akio Toyoda put it to the test at the Nürburgring in his role as a Master Driver before giving it the final green light.

UK launch model range with Supra 3.0L and Supra 3.0L Pro grades

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The Toyota GR Supra 2019 line-up will be introduced with two high-performance grades: Supra 3.0L and Supra 3.0L Pro.

At the entry point to the new model range, the Toyota GR Supra 3.0L will benefit from an all-inclusive specification that extends to high-performance features and systems to help the driver enjoy the car’s full dynamic potential. These include an active differential, Adaptive Variable Suspension, and 19-inch forged alloy wheels with a high-performance brake package.

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Other Supra 3.0L grade features include dual-zone automatic air conditioning, Adaptive Cruise Control with stop and go, smart entry and push-button start, steering wheel with leather trim and auxiliary switches and a digital combimeter in the driver’s instrument display. LED technology is used for the adaptive headlights, rear lights and daytime running lights, and the mirrors (door mirrors and rear-view mirror) are all auto-dimming. Further convenience is provided by rain-sensing wipers and a rear-view camera.

The sports seats are upholstered in black Alcantara and are power-adjustable (including lumbar support), with integrated heating and memory functions. The infotainment specifications feature a 10-speaker audio system with 8.8-inch display, navigation system with Supra Connect (in applicable markets), Bluetooth and USB port.

Safety features include Supra Safety+ package, which comprises Blind Spot Monitor, Lane Change Departure Alert, Rear-Cross Traffic Alert, Rear-end Collision Alert, and intelligent parking sensors with automatic braking. In addition, there is an eCall function that will send an automatic location alert to the emergency services in the event of a serious collision, and a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System. All Toyota GR Supra models are fitted with an alarm.

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The Supra 3.0L Pro grade, expected to account for most of the model sales in the UK, builds the specification with black leather upholstery, 12-speaker JBL premium sound system, head-up display, wireless mobile phone charger and storage and lighting packs.

Detailed specifications and prices will be announced on the dedicated Toyota GR Supra websites across Europe from today (14 January 2019).

Toyota GR Supra 3.0L A90 Edition

The Toyota Supra prototype made an impressive international debut when it appeared in front of the crowds of the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the summer of 2018.

Clothed in a head-turning black, red and white camouflage inspired by the Toyota Gazoo Racing colours, its cameo appearance echoed the heritage of the Supra’s famous ‘A’ chassis code with a new ‘A90 reference.

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To celebrate the Supra heritage and the introduction of the fifth generation code number, an exclusive Toyota GR Supra 3.0L A90 Edition model will be built at launch, with production strictly limited to just 24 examples for UK customers. The A90 Edition will be finished in a dramatic new Storm Grey matt paint finish, equipped with matt black alloy wheels and a driver’s cockpit upholstered in red leather. In other aspects, its equipment specification will match the Supra 3.0L Pro model.

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The Toyota GR Supra 3.0L A90 Edition will be offered to all UK customers who have placed a pre-sales reservation. The first to convert their reservation into a vehicle order will have the option to specify a Supra A90 Edition as their model choice.

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UK Supra pricing and ordering process

Order books open today (15 January) for the new Toyota GR Supra in the UK. Those customers who have already secured reservations will be able to progress with an order for their preferred model grade and colour. Toyota retailers each have a dedicated Supra champion who will offer customers a personalised service, discussing their individual preferences and options to secure the car that is right for them.

The on-the-road prices are: –

  • Toyota GR Supra 3.0L: £52,695
  • Toyota GR Supra 3.0L Pro: £54,000
  • Toyota GR Supra 3.0L A90 Edition: £56,945

Toyota President Akio Toyoda, who is also a Master Driver, said: “Back in the day, I spent countless hours driving an old Supra at the Nürburgring to become a Master Driver. Supra is like an old friend that holds a special place in my heart. While other manufacturers were putting their beautiful new prototypes which they were going to introduce through their paces, I was driving an old Supra, just like a lot of other die-hard Supra fans around the world. I secretly wanted to make it happen. The new GR Supra was born through testing at the Nürburgring, and I can honestly say that it is a car that is fun to drive and better than ever.”

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