One year after the legend returned to turn heads and set enthusiasts’ hearts racing after a 17-year wait, Al-Futtaim Toyota has welcomed the 2021 GR Supra, sure to continue to excite loyal fans across the UAE.
When the all-new fifth-generation model returned ready to set the roads ablaze last year, it was a comeback only fitting of the Toyota Supra story. The MK5 lived up to the hype and Toyota’s engineers and designers delivered a car that evoked power, desire, and the thrill of heart-pounding performance. This year’s upgraded version is here to enhance its formidable reputation as an all-conquering, giant-slaying machine. Whether on the highway or the track, the 2021 Supra is now in the UAE to take its race-to-road technology to the top of the segment and the podium.
Throughout the development process, the Supra is designed with the consideration of creating the sense of becoming one with the car; with engineers ensuring that the car properly hugs the road and delivers excellent stability, offering supreme driving confidence regardless of surface conditions. Living up to the heady expectations of some of the world’s most devoted enthusiasts, the 2.0L version of the car accelerates from zero to 100km/h in just 5.2 seconds, with the 3.0L hitting the 100km/h mark in just 4.1 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 250km/h.
The 2021 Toyota Supra stays true to its front-engined, rear-wheel-drive layout which set it apart all these years, not forgetting of course the heart of the beast – a longitudinally-mounted in-line turbocharged engine. Available in a 2.0L and 3.0L version, both cars come with an 8-speed automatic transmission with the 2.0L boasting a four-cylinder turbo engine and the 3.0L a six-cylinder turbo engine.
The world-class sports car has a 2,470mm wheelbase delivering 255 horsepower and 400Nm of torque at 2.0L and 382 horsepower and 500Nm of torque at 3.0L to the grippy rear tyres, mounted on lightweight, 18-inch alloy wheels for the 2.0L and forged aluminium 19-inch wheels on the 3.0L version. Both these engines deliver amazing power to weight ratios.
Saud Abbasi, Managing Director of Al-Futtaim Toyota said, “The Supra is an automotive icon that truly blows people away by its performance. When we brought the legend back last year, customers told us that it simply fed their desire to just get in and drive so we knew we couldn’t wait too long to introduce the next version. The Supra GR 2021 is an unprecedented combination of power, beauty and technology, not to mention safety, capable of taking on the very best in the sports car arena.”
Along with the multifunctional three-spoke sports steering wheel, the 2021 GR Supra also features dual-zone air-conditioning, Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB), a 12-speaker JBL sound system, wireless charger, Normal and Sport driving modes, sports pedals, a head-up display projecting critical data directly ahead of the driver, dual sports exhaust, adaptive LED lights, smart keyless entry and body-coloured details. Additional styling on the 3.0L blue edition features with 19” matte-black wheels, beautiful black pillar stripes to add an air of sophistication, stunning redline on the bodykits and Toyota Supra logo on the red brake calipers.
The Supra comes equipped with front, side, curtain and driver’s knee airbags, plus assistance technologies such as adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitor, pre-collision system, lane change assist, traffic sign recognition, tyre pressure monitoring, a rear-view camera and more.
The 2021 Toyota GR Supra is available in a range of eight exciting colours, including Matte Storm Gray Metallic, a matte finish with a hint of blue that creates an impressive, finely honed image. New for the 3.0L version is the Horizon blue colour. The interior for 2.0L version comes in Alcantara Black/Red and with a black/blue accent available for the 3.0L Blue Edition.