- Only available with 3.0-litre straight-six turbo
- Toyota Supra Safety Advanced Driver Assistance System
- Unique paintwork available as an option
UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) has just launched the all-new A90 Toyota GR Supra 2019 here to the local market. Bringing back the legendary Supra nameplate to Malaysia.
As much as we like to be sentimental about the Supra name, pricing is a big factor as to whether people would actually put their money down on one. UMWT has managed to price it at RM 568k, on par with the competition such as the BMW M2 Competition, Porsche 718 Cayman, BMW Z4 and Jaguar F-Type.
If you opt for special colours like Lighting Yellow and Matte Storm Grey Metallic, those will set you back an additional RM5,000 and RM12,000 respectively.
UMWT offers only one engine option for the GR Supra 2019, the most potent 3.0-litre turbocharged straight-six with 340 PS and 500 Nm of torque. The B58 motor is shared with the BMW Z4 M40i (Malaysia market only gets the 2.0-litre turbo) and gets the same ZF-sourced 8-speed automatic transmission to drive the rear wheels.
Century sprint takes 4.3 seconds and top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h. There is also a Launch Control function which requires the car to be in the sportiest setting (Sport Mode) and Traction Control deactivated.
While the Toyota GR Supra shares the same architecture and platform as the G29 BMW Z4, Toyota has input their magic touch to the throttle mapping, steering rack, suspension damping, bushings and exhaust note. Having briefly sampled it at a closed circuit, I can attest that it’s a proper modern Toyota.
Specification wise, our local GR Supra 2019 is fully decked out with adaptive LED headlamps, 19-inch alloys, Brembo brakes, 12-speaker JBL surround sound speakers, 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a heads-up display.
The Toyota GR Supra also comes equipped with the Toyota Supra Safety system, which is essentially BMW’s Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS). You get adaptive cruise control, autonomous emergency braking and lane-keeping assist.