The Supra is powered by a straight six engine with a single,
twin-scroll turbocharger, direct fuel injection and variable valve control. It develops
340 DIN hp between 5,000 and 6,500 rpm, while the torque curve peaks at 500Nm
from 1,600 and continues all the way to 4,500, sending its power to the rear
wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission. The result is an exhilarating
0-62mph time of 4.3 seconds with an electronically limited maximum speed of
155mph. Toyota’s Gazoo Racing engineers spent a lot of time at the Nürburgring
honing the GR Supra’s handling characteristics, for a blend of power, agility
and precision. The short wheelbase, wide track and low centre of gravity gives
the Supra a responsive, sporting feel while the Active Differential helps put
the power down through the rear wheels in a progressive, controllable way.
The GR Supra features Toyota’s Supra Safety+ package, which
includes a Blind Spot Monitor, Lane Departure Alert and Adaptive Cruise Control
with stop and go. Safety in the city is enhanced by pedestrian and cyclist
detection. Intelligent parking sensors with automatic braking should help avoid
parking dings and scrapes, too.