TORONTO, ON – FEBRUARY 28, 2019 – Drive the legend, reborn – for less than you’d expect. The Toyota Supra returns to Canadian showrooms for the first time in more than 20 years, as the fully-loaded 2020 Toyota GR Supra prepares to turn heads and bust records on Track Days this year, at a MSRP of just $64,990, fully-loaded.
“This is the classic Toyota sports car that racing enthusiasts have demanded – equally at home on the track as it is on the open road or the city street, aggressively styled to convey its authentic performance credentials, and loaded with features and amenities that will remind every Supra owner just how much fun driving can be,” said Cyril Dimitris, Vice-President, Toyota Canada Inc. The 2020 Toyota GR Supra is an iconic marque from Toyota’s history, brought forward into the future. This two-seater sports coupe is the first Toyota to earn the “GR” badge – signifying that it has been track tested and fine-tuned by GAZOO Racing, Toyota’s in-house motorsports team, which counts Toyota’s global president, Akio Toyoda, amongst its drivers.
The GR is well-earned, with a lightweight, rigid, and 50:50 balanced body wrapped around a high-performance powertrain. With a low centre of gravity, and 335 horsepower plus 365 lb-ft of torque delivered to the rear wheels, the Supra is ready to put all challengers in the rear-view mirror. It starts with a 3.0L inline 6 gas engine, enhanced with direct injection, variable valve timing, a twin scroll turbocharger.
This powerful yet efficient engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic that delivers lighting-quick up- and down-shifts, enhanced with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters for manual control. Short ratios for the lower gears and a Launch Control function enable powerful acceleration and maximum traction, with an estimated 0-96 km/h time of just 4.1 seconds.
A limited slip active differential on the rear axle uses an electric motor and multi-plate clutches to minimize understeer and oversteer, as well as controlling lateral torque when cornering – even when accelerating or braking – to enable greater momentum and control through turns.
On Track Days, the driver may engage the Supra’s Sport Mode setting, which reduces intervention by the vehicle’s traction and stability control functions, sharpens throttle response and active differential tuning, boosts steering weight and improves shift crispness for a more visceral driving experience.
Precise handling is assured through features such as responsive, sport-tuned adaptive electric steering, adaptive variable suspension with sport tuning and dynamic damper control, 19-inch forged alloy wheels and four-piston red painted Brembo brake calipers.
But performance is just the start of the package: The 2020 GR Supra offers much more, in a fully-loaded configuration. The 2020 Toyota GR Supra goes on sale this summer at Toyota Dealers across Canada. For complete and up to date details and specifications, visitwww.toyota.ca/supra