After teasing us for a few days, Toyota Malaysia has unveiled the updated 2020 Toyota GR Supra in our country. Here what's new;
The upgrades centre around the BMW's B58 3.0-litre turbocharged inline-six engine which now delivers 388 PS of power at between 5,800 and 6,500 rpm, a 48 PS increase. Maximum torque remains at 500 Nm, but has a wider band of 1,800 rpm – 5,000 rpm instead of 1,600 rpm to 4,500 rpm previously.
The engineers increased the power output by using a new dual-branch exhaust manifold with 6 ports (instead of 2). A new piston design also reduces the engine’s compression ratio from 11:1 to 10.2:1.
The acceleration time from 0 to 100 km/h is now 0.2 seconds quicker, shortened to 4.1 seconds from 4.3 seconds.
There are some new chassis improvements aimed at increasing roll resistance and enhanced cornering stability. Drawing feedback from high-performance drivers, the latest GR Supra has received a new Performance Rod (a chassis brace in the engine bay) added to increase lateral rigidity.
The red-coloured brake calipers now come with the Supra logo at the front, while other technical specifications and features remain the same.
The Deep Blue Metallic exterior colour is no longer available but customers can still choose from seven colours – Prominence Red, Lightning Yellow, White Metallic, Silver Metallic, Ice Grey Metallic, Black Metallic and Matte Storm Grey Metallic.
The GR Supra still comes standard with Adaptive Variable Suspension and Electronically-Controlled Limited-Slip Differential (LSD).
Priced from RM 611,880 (*without sales tax exemption and without insurance) - up by RM 21,000 - the new GR Supra is now available for booking from selected authorised Toyota GR Garage showrooms nationwide. However, from now until 31 December 2020, the Supra is eligible for 50% SST exemption which will bring its price down to RM 589,987