The wait is over as UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd officially launched the all-new Toyota GR Supra sports car earlier today, ready to take the fight up to things like the BMW M2 Competition and the Porsche 718 Cayman.
Loyal TG followers will know by now that the new A90 Supra isn’t exactly a Toyota. For the benefit of those who still don’t know, Toyota’s latest flagship sports car was built upon the same bones – and heart – as the BMW Z4.
The Malaysian-flavoured version of the GR Supra launched today comes in one single guise, powered by BMW’s B58 3.0-litre straight-six twin-scroll turbocharged mill that’s good for 335bhp and 500Nm of twist.
Said outputs go on to power the rear wheels via an 8-speed ZF sports automatic box that’s also primed with an electronic active differential suite. Toyota claims 0-100kph takes just 4.3 seconds before topping out at a electronically limited 250kph.
By the way, there are two drive modes to choose from, those being Normal and Sport. Naturally, this sports coupe feels its best – read: angriest – in the latter mode as we discovered during our short test-drive.
Notably, the Malaysian-spec GR Supra is brimmed with several premium options as standard equipment. Highlights include full leather seats, a premium JBL 12-speaker hi-fi, as well as a heads-up display (HUD) system and a wireless smartphone charger.
As mentioned, we managed to squeeze in a quick test-drive in the new GR Supra just before it was launched. It’s safe to say that Toyota chose the right German partner to co-develop their newest flagship sports coupe indeed.
Featuring a wheelbase shorter than the GT86’s, a chassis stiffer than the Lexus LFA’s, not forgetting a perfect 50:50 front-to-rear weight balance, the GR Supra’s agility was mighty impressive to say the least.
Adding to that are the presence of adaptive dampers, quad-piston brake callipers up front, specially made and grippy Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres, not forgetting an exterior that’s meticulously sculpted for both style and performance aerodynamics.
Other notable kit present on board include an 8.8-inch infotainment display, adaptive full-LED headlights, keyless entry and ignition, 7 airbags, adaptive cruise control, blind-sport monitor, adaptive cruise control, and more.
Like what you’re seeing and reading? Well then, the only catch then is price. Put simply, the Toyota GR Supra is no bargain, with UMW Toyota setting a starting price figure of RM568,000 onwards.