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One of the most highly anticipated cars of our time has arrived in Malaysia, and yes, we’re talking of course about the all-new A90 Toyota GR Supra. First previewed by the FT-1 Concept back in 2014 before celebrating its world debut earlier this year at the Detroit Auto Show, the fifth-generation of the iconic nameplate has now been officially launched in our country.
We’ll answer the most important question first: how much will the reborn sports car cost you? Well, the Supra is offered in a single GTS variant that is priced from RM568,000 on-the-road without insurance. The model comes fully imported (CBU) from Austria, where it is assembled by Magna Steyr at its Graz plant.
For the sum, you’ll be getting a 3.0 litre turbocharged straight-six petrol engine that develops 340 PS (335 hp) from 5,000 to 6,500 rpm and 500 Nm of torque from 1,600 to 4,500 rpm. Yes, this is essentially the B58B30 mill from BMW, which is also used in the G29 Z4 M40i.
As many of you already know, the Supra and Z4 were developed as part of a sports car collaboration involving both carmakers, although both companies had different philosophies and set off on separate directions once the fundamental platform specifications were agreed upon.
Anyway, the 3.0 litre powerplant is mated to an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission, with drive going exclusively to the rear wheels. In terms of performance, the Supra will get from zero to 100 km/h in just 4.3 seconds, and hit an electronically-limited top speed of 250 km/h.
Other driving-related goodies include a 50:50 weight distribution, Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS), an electronically controlled rear limited-slip differential, and a red-themed Brembo brake system, with 348 mm discs and four-piston fixed calipers at the front, while the rear sees 345 mm discs and single-piston floating calipers.
In terms of standard equipment, the Supra is fitted with 19-inch five twin-spoke two-tone wheels shod with 255/35 front and 275/35 rear Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres, eight-way powered seats with driver’s side memory, black leather upholstery, carbon-fibre trim, a dual-zone climate control system, Toyota Supra Connect infotainment system (8.8-inch touchscreen, iDrive-style controller and a 12-speaker JBL sound system) and a head-up display.
The safety kit includes seven airbags (front, side, curtain and driver’s knee), VSC, traction control, ABS with EBD, and brake assist. There’s also the Toyota Supra Safety suite of systems, which includes Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control, Adaptive High Beam System, Rear-end Collision Warning, Speed Limit Info, Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.
Customers will get to choose from eight exterior colours, although not all options are priced equally. The Supra in Prominence Red is RM568,000, while Lightning Yellow, White Metallic, Deep Blue Metallic, Silver Metallic, Black Metallic and Ice Grey Metallic will come at a RM5,000 premium. Lastly, there’s Matte Storm Grey Metallic, which costs an additional RM12,000.
The Supra will be sold through the newly announced GR Garage, which will sell all GR-branded products, including the Supra and official merchandise. The GR Garage concept was introduced in Japan some time ago, and Malaysia is the first market outside Toyota’s home country to also offer it to customers. As a start, there are five such outlets – three in the Klang Valley and one each in the Northern and Southern regions.
Find full specifications of the Toyota GR Supra on CarBase.my.