Naias: Toyota GR Supra, the legend returns
The all-new GR Supra, the fifth generation of Toyota’s legendary sports car and the first global GR model to be produced by Toyota Gazoo Racing, makes its world debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
The new Toyota GR Supra has been conceived as a sports car in its purest form, with no compromise that would diminish the pleasure of the driving experience. Chief Engineer Tetsuya Tada has adhered to the classic form of a front-mounted, straight-six engine driving the rear wheels, building on the heritage of Toyota’s past Supra generations and original 2000GT sports car. The 3.0-litre engine benefits from a twin-scroll turbocharger and produces 340 hp and 500 Nm of torque coupled to an eight-speed automatic transmission and rear wheel drive.
Driving enthusiasts can look forward to an exhilarating blend of power, agility and precision handling, achieved thanks to the car’s combination of a short wheelbase and wide track, light weight, low centre of gravity and highly rigid body.
Toyota Gazoo Racing was instrumental in honing the new sportscar’s performance, working extensively on the famous Nürburgring Nordschleife and surrounding roads in Germany in order to achieve the most agile, stable and rewarding handling. Further extensive testing was carried out on roads around the world.
To be certain that the car delivered on its promise, Toyota President Akio Toyoda put it to the test at the Nürburgring in his role as a Master Driver before giving it the final green light.
New Toyota GR Supra customer deliveries will start from late summer 2019. In Italy it will be available in a single level of Premium range top with a price of 67.900 euros.
All vehicles will be manufactured in Graz, Austria.