UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd today announced that the 2020 GR Supra has received some upgrades which further extend its capabilities.
Specifically, the 3-litre engine has additional output which will deliver better performance numbers and reward drivers of all skill levels.
Price stands at RM589,987 minus SST, which is about RM20,000 more than before. With SST, the car will be priced at RM611,880.
The upgrades centre around the turbocharged inline-six engine which now delivers 388 PS of power at between 5,800 and 6,500 rpm, a 14% increase. Maximum torque remains at 500 Nm, but peaks through a slightly wider range of 1,800 rpm – 5,000 rpm instead of 1,600 rpm to 4,500 rpm.
The engineers increased the power output not just by tuning but also added a new dual-branch exhaust manifold with 6 ports (instead of two), which improves heat management.
A new piston design also reduces the engine’s compression ratio from 11:1 to 10.2:1.
The improved engine with the torque band raised retains the eagerness to rev with turbine-like smoothness.
With the standard 8-speed ZF automatic transmission, the acceleration time from 0 to 100 km/h is 2/10ths of a second quicker, shortened to 4.1 seconds from 4.3 seconds.
Complementing the extra power are some chassis improvements aimed at increasing roll resistance and enhanced cornering stability.
Taking note of feedback from high-performance drivers in the time that the car has been in the market, the latest GR Supra has received chassis retuning with a new Performance Rod added to increase lateral rigidity.
Apart from the fitment of red-coloured brake calipers with the Supra logo at the front, other technical specifications and features remain the same.
The Deep Blue Metallic exterior finish is no longer available but customers can still choose from seven sporty and striking colours – Prominence Red, Lightning Yellow, White Metallic, Silver Metallic, Ice Grey Metallic, Black Metallic and Matte Storm Grey Metallic.
Standard with the GR Supra are the Adaptive Variable Suspension and Electronically-Controlled Limited-Slip Differential (LSD).
Safety wise, there is a variety of active systems which work together to assist the driver when necessary. Additionally, there are features like the Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, Intelligent Parking Sensor with Emergency Braking Function and Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert.
The standard interior features of the GR Supra include a head-Up Display, memory function for the power seat, and a 12-speaker JBL audio system.
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