2021 Toyota GR Supra gets more power from redesigned engine

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Published 11 February 2020

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After just one year, Toyota has already delivered on its promise made at the GR Supra launch to continually evolve the high-performance sports car by upgrading the performance of the 2021 model.

Significant changes to the engine’s exhaust manifold and positioning of the twin-scroll turbo have wrestled an additional 35kW out of the power unit, lifting maximum power output by 14% to 285kW (382hp) from the 3.0-litre inline six-cylinder turbo engine. The 2021 GR Supra can now go from zero to 100km/h in 4.1 seconds.

Toyota New Zealand Chief Executive Officer, t said the GR Supra already has incredible power and torque from a highly responsive engine and the upgrade makes it a key competitor in the competitive high-performance sports car segment.

“Toyota is once again living up to its promise to make its cars even better with this power upgrade. My experience with the new GR Supra has shown it to be the ultimate driver’s car with fantastic response and handling.”

The 2021 GR Supra features red painted front Brembo brake callipers, which feature the Toyota Supra logo, marking the only external visible difference from the launch edition.

Buyers will also have an opportunity to purchase one of just two GR Supra Limited Edition models secured for this country by Toyota New Zealand. The GR Supra Limited Edition is available in an exclusive Horizon Blue colour matched with 19” matte black alloy wheels. Inside, the Limited sports black leather and Alcantara accented sports seats with unique blue perforation underlay and stitching.

“Over the next 18 months we plan to expand our range of GR vehicles, which will offer a performance or cosmetically enhanced vehicle across different body styles like the GR Yaris,” says Mr. Lala.

Apart from the engine upgrade and tweaks to the suspension and bracing, the 2021 GR Supra is largely unchanged from the 2020 version. One exterior colour – Downshift Blue – has been discontinued and Phantom Grey has been added to the colour options. The Horizon Blue exterior is only available for the Limited Edition.

GR Supra is a light car, with a total kerb weight of 1570 kilograms, with the 285 kW (382hp) inline six, running through a fast changing 8-speed automatic transmission. Maximum torque is 500Nm which starts at a low 1,800 RPM.

“As the halo model for Toyota sports cars, GR Supra points to a new generation of driver-focused cars that will offer dynamic styling and faithful handling, even at the limits of performance,” Mr Lala says.

New Zealand buyers will get an opportunity to secure an upgraded GR Supra although stock availability is likely to be more limited than for the current model. Customers can order the GR Supra now through their local Toyota store.

The Toyota Drive-away pricing includes all on road costs; WOF, registration, a full tank of fuel, the Toyota Care Service Advantage fixed price servicing package, floor mats, and three years or 100,000 kms warranty.

The 2021 GR Supra is priced at;

3.0PT Sports Coupe AT $98,990

Limited Edition 3.0PT Sports Coupe AT $99,990

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