Britain’s new entry-level 2021 Toyota GR Supra is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and costs lb7,000 less ($9,500) than the 3.0-liter variant. The new Supra 2.0 is available to order now from lb45,995 ($62,500), with customer deliveries set to commence later this month.
While the lb45,995 price tag is for the 2.0 Pro variant, there’s also a Fuji Speedway Edition model to consider, priced from lb47,395 ($64,400).
Just like with the straight-six, this unit is also borrowed from BMW, delivering a total output of 254 HP (258 PS) and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) of torque, allowing you to hit 62 mph (100 km/h) in 5.2 seconds, before maxing out at 155 mph (250 km/h). Toyota also says that you can expect a return of 38.7 mpg (32.2 U.S. mpg) combined.
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With the engine more compact and lighter by 100 kg (220 lbs) compared to the 3.0-liter unit, Toyota managed to mount it further towards the center of the car for a 50/50 weight distribution, which in turn “improves the car’s inertia characteristics and chassis balance for even sharper handling.”
“To achieve agile steering and stable cornering, we worked very hard to reduce the new car’s weight, while aiming for a 50:50 weight balance,” said GR Supra chief engineer Tetsuya Tada. “This presented us with huge challenges, but we did not want to compromise on our targets.”
Specs at launch for the Pro variant include the 18-inch wheels, 8.8-inch multimedia display, four-speaker 100W audio system and Alcantara upholstery for the heated seats. Toyota Supra Safety+ is also available, offering a Pre-Collision Safety system with Braking function, Pedestrian and Cyclist detection with Braking Function, Lane Departure Alert with Active Steering, Road Sign Assist and Automatic High Beam.
As for the Fuji Speedway limited edition model, there are only 45 examples coming to the UK (available at launch).