Will the Toyota GR Supra live up to its name?

Or is it just a regular car with a resounding name

There are a few names in the car industry that mean a lot and Supra is certainly one of them. First launched in 1978, there have been five generations so far, including the J29/DB (some call it A90) that’s been around for a couple of years now. A few weeks ago, at SEMA, Toyota launched the GR version.

GR stands for Gazoo Racing, Toyota’s racing division and, more to the point, a nameplate that the Japanese automaker has decided to use for its road-going cars as well.

Along with the ‘regular’ Supra GR, Toyota also revelaed the Jarama Racetrack edition (a ‘sequel’ to last year’s Fuji Speedway edition), named after the iconic Spanish circuit and limited to 90 units.

It’s painted in Horizon Blue with matte black 19-inch wheels and wing mirrors. It is powered by a 3.0-litre inline-six, delivering 340 PS (335 hp) and 368 lb-ft of torque, which means it does to 60 mph in just 4.3 seconds.

I personally love the Supra. Yeah, I know it’s basically a rebadged Z4, and I know it can never be as good as the original one. But who cares, it’s a 2-door sports coupe. What’s not to like?

What do you think? Do you like the latest Supra? Let me know in the comments below.

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Comments (10)

  • I'm sure it's a decent car, but it's no Alpine A110 or Porsche Cayman, is it? The old Supras were originally GT cars, not sports cars as well. Plus, it's a Z4. If you want to deny that, just take a look at the interior of the two cars - it's a bodykit of an incredibly average car that doesn't represent its own history with a few badges stuck here and there.

      14 days ago
    • I’d take the Alpine over anything else, any day of the week

        13 days ago
  • I agree, I love it. This is what I was going to save up to buy until the C8 was introduced. Now it's C8 for sure but this is the runner up. Only 20k away now from the first new car I will be buying since a 2000 Hyundai Elantra 😂😂😂😂

      14 days ago
  • I’ve been hearing a rumor that early next year, the six cylinder get a manual

      13 days ago
  • it's not an suv or ev like the mustang, the puma, the eclipse...

    The Supra name is perfectly ok for me.

    If I had money I would have one

      13 days ago
  • I'm a fan and believe in time it will be sought after - see my article Toyota's Greatest Collaboration also here on Drive Tribe

      13 days ago