Toyota GR Supra Now Gets Apple CarPlay
The folks at UMW Toyota Motor have announced that the Toyota GR Supra has gone through a minor update in an effort to give owners a bit more convenience.
The 3.0-litre variant of the improved Toyota GR Supra now comes with Apple CarPlay (wired) as standard, making sure that all the Apple-using rich owners stay connected and entertained throughout their journey in their GR Supras.
The GR Supra is also equipped with a 12- speaker JBL HiFi Surround Sound System, an 8.8-inch touchscreen display with touch pad remote, built-in navigation, USB, and Bluetooth connectivity.
The new enhancement is the second update to have been executed on the GR Supra following a performance upgrade that was introduced in July 2020.
The performance upgrade centred on the turbocharged inline-six engine which now delivers 388 PS of power at between 5,800 and 6,500 rpm, representing a 14% increase.
Maximum torque remains at 500 Nm, but peaks through a slightly wider range of between 1,800 rpm and 5,000 rpm instead of 1,600 rpm to 4,500 rpm.
Toyota engineers had also increased power output by tuning and adding a new dual-branch exhaust manifold with 6 ports (instead of two), which improves heat management. A new piston design meanwhile reduced the engine’s compression ratio from 11:1 to 10.2:1.
These improvements allow the GR Supra which is equipped with the standard 8-speed automatic transmission to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds, a clear 0.2 second quicker compared to the previous 4.3 seconds.
The GR Supra’s chassis was further tuned with the addition of a Performance Rod to increase lateral rigidity and greater cornering stability.
Just to recap, the safety features that come with the GR Supra includes Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Alert, Adaptive Cruise Control (All-Speed), Adaptive High Beam System, and Road Sign Assist.
Other features include Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA), Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) & Traction Control (TRC), Hill-start Assist Control (HAC), Emergency Stop Signal (ESS), Blind Spot Monitor (BSM), Rear Cross Traffic Alert, front and rear Parking Sensors, Reverse Camera, and Rear End Collision Warning.
Available in seven distinct colours (White Metallic, Silver Metallic, Ice Grey Metallic, Black Metallic, Prominence Red, Lightning Yellow and Matte Storme Grey Metallic), the Toyota GR Supra is priced from RM589,987 (with 50% sales tax exemption until 31 Dec 2021 and without insurance).
The enhanced GR Supra is now available for booking from selected authorized Toyota GR Garage showrooms nationwide.
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