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.