The Toyota GR Supra has been updated with Apple CarPlay. Although not the wireless version of CarPlay, it will still provide greater user experience, connectivity and entertainment for Apple iOS users. This feature upgrade will complement the 8.8″ touchscreen display and touchpad remote. Android users can still make use of the built-in navigation, USB and Bluetooth functions, and enjoy the 12-speaker JBL HiFi system.
This is the second enhancement to the GR Supra following a performance upgrade introduced in July 2020. The 3.0L inline-6 twin scroll turbo engine received a performance bump of 14% to 388 PS @ 5,800 – 6,500 rpm. Maximum torque remained at 500 Nm but peaks at a slightly wider range of 1,800 – 5,000 rpm instead of the previous 1,600 – 4,500 rpm.
Toyota engineers had also increased the power output by tuning and adding a new dual-branch exhaust manifold with 6 ports (instead of 2) to improve heat management. A new piston design also reduced the engine’s compression ratio from 11:1 to 10.2:1. These improvements allow the GR Supra to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds, slightly quicker than its previous 4.3 seconds.
Furthermore, the GR Supra’s chassis was tuned with the addition of a Performance Rod to increase lateral rigidity and greater cornering stability.
“The design and engineering parameters of the GR Supra from the onset placed great importance on performance, driving superiority and styling, elements that defined not only the heritage of the Supra but also represent the very the foundation of Gazoo Racing (GR). Having said this, GR models are built to continually evolve, not only enhancing on these three key parameters, but to also incorporate Connected Mobility and intelligent driving systems as these new advancements become available and can further enhance our customers’ overall driving and ownership experience,” said Gazoo Racing Malaysia Chief Motorsport Officer Akio Takeyama.
Safety remains a priority for Toyota, and even more important with models like the GR Supra which is capable of very high performance. These technologies include a variety of active systems which work together to assist the driver when necessary, including Forward Collision Warning; Lane Departure Alert; Adaptive Cruise Control (All-Speed); Adaptive High Beam System; and Road Sign Assist.
Other standard features include Anti-lock Braking System (ABS); Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD); Brake Assist (BA); Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) & Traction Control (TRC); Hill-start Assist Control (HAC); Emergency Stop Signal (ESS); Blind Spot Monitor (BSM); Rear Cross Traffic Alert; front and rear Parking Sensors; Reverse Camera; and Rear End Collision Warning.
The GR Supra is available in 7 colours i.e. White Metallic, Silver Metallic, Ice Grey Metallic, Black Metallic, Prominence Red, Lightning Yellow and Matte Storme Grey Metallic.
It is priced from RM589,987 (with 50% sales tax exemption until 31 Dec 2021 and without insurance). It is only available for booking from selected authorized Toyota GR Garage showrooms nationwide.
Visit toyota.com.my or call the Toyota free phone line 1-800-8-TOYOTA (869682) for more information.