TORONTO: The love of driving runs deep for many – and the performance-first Toyota GR Supra embraces that passion. For 2021, Toyota Canada offers up the GR Supra in three exciting flavours at made-to-move prices, all designed to make the true car lover’s heart race in anticipation of the drive ahead.
“The GR Supra is honed on the track but equally at home on the streets, and this year it’s more fun to drive than ever before,” said Cyril Dimitris, Vice President, Toyota Canada Inc. “For 2021, the GR Supra gets an overhaul that adds choice and performance that stress the value of getting behind the wheel of Toyota’s quickest, most exciting sports car.”
The upgrades start with the 2021 Toyota GR Supra 3.0. This year, Toyota rebuilds the engine – adding a new piston design and dual-branch exhaust manifold to improve heat management.
These and other enhancements boost output on this model’s turbocharged 3.0-litre inline-six, from 335 horsepower to a peak 382-horsepower. GR Supra 3.0 drivers can expect to shave their 0-96 km/h time to a blistering 3.9 seconds. At the same time, this more powerful GR Supra 3.0 is expected to achieve a fuel efficiency rating of 9.4L / 100 km (city/highway combined).
The 2020 GR Supra enjoyed exceptional handling – but even exceptional can be improved. For 2021, Toyota retuned the GR Supra 3.0 chassis to boost roll resistance and enhance cornering stability.
Mechanical fine-tuning was enhanced with upgrades to various onboard digital systems, including the Adaptive Variable Suspension and Vehicle Stability Control. As a result, the 2021 GR Supra 3.0 is more stable through quick transitions such as compound turns.
This year, the GR Supra 3.0 is joined by an all-new model – the GR Supra 2.0. This entry-model Supra offers an intermediate choice between the Toyota 86 and GR Supra 3.0, providing Canadian sports car enthusiasts with a range of choices.
The 2021 GR Supra 2.0 is built around a 255-horsepower inline-four turbocharged engine. With a projected 0-96 km/h of 5.0 seconds, it’ll be the second quickest vehicle in the Toyota stable.
This is achieved in part through thoughtful weight reduction, which shaves more than 200 pounds off the GR Supra 3.0 configuration while maintaining that model’s impressive weight distribution.
Regardless of powertrain, driving excitement starts before the engine is fired up, as the GR Supra sports impressive style that immediately conveys its capabilities. Styling features scream performance, even as they help the GR Supra live up to its promise.
The wide grille is flanked by large air intakes that channel air directly to the turbocharged engine. The “double-bubble” cabin roof pays homage to the design of the famed Toyota 2000 GT even as it reduces drag without sacrificing headroom.
Inside, the driver-focused cabin channels the feel of a single-seater racing car, while creating an open, roomy feel for whoever is lucky enough to be along for the ride.
The seats feature integrated head restraints and adjustable side bolsters while the centre console is fitted with kneepads for extra support when leaning into corners.
The Toyota GR Supra is also a technology showcase, GR Supra 3.0 models feature a four year subscription to Toyota Supra Connect – a convenient connectivity and peace-of-mind package that includes concierge assistance, Vehicle Finder, Remote Lock/Unlock and other features – all accessed through the Toyota Supra Connect App.
Safety is always built into a Toyota, which is why the GR Supra lineup features automatic braking with pedestrian detection, forward collision warning, an integrated back-up camera, lane departure warning, full-speed adaptive cruise control, parking sonar, blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert, adaptive front lighting and automatic high beams, and other safety systems to help keep everyone safe – driver, passenger and other users of the road.
Pricing for the 2021 GR Supra lineup is as follows:
The 2021 Toyota GR Supra 2.0 (starting MSRP: $56,390) reduces the cost of getting behind the wheel of a Supra by more than $8,000 when compared to the least expensive 2020 model. In addition to those already mentioned, features of note include a display audio system, digital gauge cluster, 18” alloy wheels, adaptive steering, launch control, parking sensors, and Alcantara-clad seating.
The 2021 Toyota GR Supra 3.0 Premium (starting MSRP: $67,690) takes the 2020 model to all new levels of power and performance, even as it adds new style and convenience, including front brake calipers emblazoned with the SUPRA logo and a wireless charger for personal electronics.
Other standard features on this model include a 12-speaker 425-watt JBL Audio System, Navigation, a Head Up Display, 19” alloy wheels, leather seating, an Adaptive Variable Suspension system, Active Differential, and 14-way power adjustable seats.
• This model may also be ordered as the 2021 Toyota GR Supra 3.0 A91 Edition (starting MSRP: $68,890), sporting matte black 19” alloy wheels, carbon fiber mirror caps, an integrated rear spoiler, and a unique body side graphic. This model features a unique black/blue interior, paired with a choice of two body colours: Refraction (unique to the Special Edition) and Nocturnal.
The 2021 Toyota GR Supra went on sale June 17, 2020 at Toyota Dealers across Canada.