Smaller engine

boosts Toyota Supra

Toyota GR Supra 2.0-litre, 2021, rear
Toyota GR Supra 2.0-litre, 2021, side
Toyota GR Supra 2.0-litre, 2021, badge
Toyota GR Supra 2.0-litre, 2021, front, static
Toyota GR Supra 2.0-litre, 2021, nose
Toyota GR Supra 2.0-litre, 2021, front
Toyota GR Supra 2.0-litre, 2021, interior
Toyota GR Supra 2.0-litre, 2021, tail

TOYOTA is expanding its GR Supra performance coupe line up with the introduction of a 2.0-litre model.

Priced from £45,995 it is almost £10,000 less than the 3.0-litre version introduced in 2019.

The smaller engine develops 254bhp and is 100 kilos lighter than the 3.0-litre model which Toyota says bolsters its dynamic qualities.

Performance is 0 to 60 in 5.2 seconds compared to 4.3 seconds for the 3.0-litre Supra with both having top speeds of 155mph.

Fuel economy for the 2.0-litre is rated at 38.7mpg with emissions of 167g/km and that compares to 34.4mpg on average for the 3.0-litre.

Both use an eight-speed ZF auto gearbox and like the bigger-engined version the new Supra has an active differential as standard kit.

Other features include adaptive variable suspension, a sports-tuned power steering set up and high performance Brembo brakes for added stopping power.

Toyota says that the more compact engine means the car's mass is located closer to the centre of the body, improving inertia characteristics and making ideal 50:50 front/rear weight balance easier to achieve.

Initially, the GR Supra 2.0-litre will also be available in a special Fuji Speedway limited edition trim priced from £47,395 which comes with a special paint finish, matt black alloys and red door mirrors with red leather and black Alcantara upholstery in line with the Toyota Gazoo Racing livery.

The standard GR Supra comes in Pro specification which includes 18-inch alloy wheels, an 8.8-inch multimedia display and Alcantara seat upholstery.

Only 45 version of the special model will be released in the UK.

The GR Supra is the first global model to be developed by Toyota Gazoo Racing and shares much of its underpinnings with its sister model from BMW, the Z4 which is sold as convertible.

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