Upgraded 2021 Toyota GR Supra with 285kW checks in

The upgraded 2021 Toyota GR Supra has arrived in Australian showrooms with a power boost of 35kW.

The power boost comes as part of an upgrade aimed at further improving the already potent performance of the iconic sports car, including the addition of under-bonnet strut braces to improve rigidity and handling.

The retuned BMW-sourced 3.0-litre turbo in-line six cylinder engine uses a lower 10.2:1 compression ratio than previously and generates a maximum power of 285kW between 5800rpm and 6500rpm.

Peak torque remains the same at 500Nm but is delivered over a broader rev range between 1800rpm and 5000rpm.

Despite the increased power, the GR Supra maintains the same fuel economy with a figure of 7.7l/100km1 and CO2 emissions of 177g/km2 on the combined cycle test.

With the extra power, the upgraded GR Supra shaves 0.2 seconds off it’s 0-100km/h time with the rear-drive, two-door coupe able to cover the sprint in just 4.1 seconds.

To complement the increased performance, Toyota has also installed a pair of strut braces under the bonnet to help prevent the chassis flexing during cornering, giving the car a more rigid structure to enhance it’s agile handling.

Aesthetically, the car remains as stylish as before with the only change being a Supra logo applied to the large red front callipers of the brakes for the GTS model to further distinguish its top-of-the-range status.

Like before, two grades – GT and GTS – are available, with both sharing the potent 3.0-litre turbo engine that drives through a sports-tuned eight-speed automatic transmission with Normal and Sport modes and launch control function.

The GR Supra features a rigid, lightweight aluminium and steel body structure, 50/50 weight distribution and low centre of gravity, electronically-controlled limited slip differential, and fully independent adaptive suspension.

Providing a high level of safety is an extensive suite of Toyota Safety Sense driver assistance features including active cruise control, pre-collision safety (PCS) system with daytime pedestrian and cyclist detection, and lane departure alert, together with reversing camera, blind spot monitor and rear cross-traffic alert, and rear-end collision warning.

As Toyota’s flagship sports car, the GR Supra offers a high level of creature comforts that include dual-zone climate control, smart entry and start, leather-accented power-adjustable sports seats and a 10-speaker multimedia system.

The GR Supra GTS adds sports pedals, head-up display, larger 19-inch forged alloy wheels and a 12-speaker premium JBL surround sound audio system.

The upgraded GR Supra is available in a choice of seven colours and include Fuji White, Suzuka Silver, Goodwood Grey, Monza Red, Silverstone Yellow, Bathurst Black and for GTS only in limited numbers, Nurburg Matte Grey.

2021 Toyota GR Supra pricing (excluding on-roads)

GR Supra GT $87,126

Gr Supra GTS $97,126

Options (GTS only)

Nurburg Matte Grey paint $2500

Alcantara upholstery $2500

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