The new Toyota GR Supra – a model that returns after a 17-year break – is a sports car “in the purest form”, according to the Japanese manufacturer, with a singular focus on driver pleasure.
The fifth-generation Supra retains the front-engined, rear-wheel-drive, two-seat layout of previous versions. The Porsche 718 Cayman rival has been honed by Toyota’s Gazoo Racing performance division and was developed alongside the BMW Z4, with which it shares a 3.0-litre straight-six turbocharged engine, producing 335bhp and 362lb ft, and an eight-speed automatic gearbox.
Prices for the new Supra have also been confirmed, with the 'base' variant kicking things off from £52,695, rising to £56,945 for the fully-loaded and limited-run A90 edition. Deliveries will commence in the summer.
The BMW-developed inline six-cylinder used in the GR Supra features a twin-scroll turbocharger, with direct fuel injection and variable valve control. It has been tuned, says Toyota, to offer ‘segment-leading’ torque performance from very low revs. The maximum 362lb ft of torque is available between 1600-4500rpm.