The Toyota Supra built an impressive reputation as one of the finest performing sports-cars for the road and an all-conquering machine on the racetrack. It’s been 16 long years since the Supra featured in the Toyota range. A one off Toyota GR Supra Racing Concept was unveiled at the Geneva International Motor Show earlier this year and a camouflaged production version made its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Positive reaction to the car has meant that the fifth generation of the Toyota Supra sports-car is set to return to Australia in the third quarter of 2019. The Supra will share a joint platform with the new BMW Z4 sports-car and will be the first vehicle to be sold under the Toyota GAZOO Racing (TGR) branding.
– Front engine/rear wheel drive layout with a turbocharged in-line 3.0 Litre six cylinder engine.
– Has equivalent body rigidity to the Lexus LFA.
– Twin scroll turbocharger with direct fuel injection and variable valve control.
– Engine outputs of 220kW and 450Nm.
– Expected to launch from 0-100km/h in under five seconds.
– Ideal 50-50 weight distribution.
– Shorter wheelbase and lower centre of gravity than the praised Toyota 86.
– A new aluminium and steel composite frame.
– Strong but lightweight composite materials for the front and rear bumpers, front spoiler and rear diffuser, side skirts and rear wing.
– Adaptive suspension.
– An eight speed automatic gearbox chosen for its shift speed and feel.
– An electronically controlled active differential.
– Specially designed wheel hubs.
– Brembo four-pot calipers, large diameter discs and an optimised brake booster.
– Extremely high levels of performance in regards to acceleration and deceleration, ride comfort and cornering.