2021 Toyota GR Supra
2021 Toyota GR Supra at Stampede Toyota in Calgary, Alberta
Originally produced in 1978, the Toyota Supra was a hit overseas, while it went on to have a somewhat unspectacular North American career as a grand tourer—that is, until a little movie called The Fast and the Furious made it one of most important vehicles in the film. That movie came out in 2001, and Toyota ceased producing the Supra in Japan in 2002—almost 6 years after the last Supra was sold on Canadian soil. Well, after years of whispers and concept cars, the fifth generation Toyota GR (Gazoo Racing) Supra relaunched for the 2020 model year, bringing this iconic sports car back to life. The 2021 Toyota GR Supra is even more impressive, having been fine-tuned into one of the most impressive vehicles on the market today. Read on and learn more about the 2021 Supra GR, with Calgary’s very own Stampede Toyota.
With a long, low hood and sleek, sculpted lines, the 2021 Toyota GR Supra is a piece of aerodynamic art, with no detail overlooked when it comes to providing a thrilling driving experience. At once new and yet so familiar, the 2021 Supra channels the in-line headlights of prior generations as well as the double-bubble roof of the Toyota 2000 GT, all while leaving its own mark. Of course, advanced engineering has gone into every aspect of the GR Supra’s look—and is tied to its performance—with a wide grille and large air intakes helping cool this Toyota sports car’s incredibly powerful turbocharged engine.
Inside, a racing-inspired cockpit offers heated and leather-wrapped front seats, with deep side bolsters and integrated headrests to keep you locked into position as you get pulled into every high-speed turn. An asymmetrical centre console helps cement the feel of being in a single seat race car, with a digital display featuring a 3-dimensional tachometer to keep you apprised of every important performance aspect—all while customizable displays on either side help you keep every other aspect of your drive managed.
2021 Toyota GR Supra Dimensions
|2021 Toyota GR Supra||Dimensions|
|Length (mm/in)||4381 / 172.5|
|Width (mm/in)||1854 / 73.0|
|Wheelbase (mm/in)||2470 / 97.2|
Of course, design also plays a role in the 2021 Toyota GR Supra’s performance, with an almost perfect weight balance giving the Supra peerless handling. Not only is the weight balanced, but it’s weighted in all the areas that make it such an impressive performer on all roads—with a low engine and transmission giving it the lowest centre of gravity possible. That means both of the Supra’s turbocharged engine options—the 255 horsepower, 16-valve 4-cylinder 2.0-litre, or the 24-valve, 6-cylinder 3.0-litre capable of producing an astounding 382 horsepower and 369 lb.-ft of torque—are capable of tearing up the tarmac on straightaways and curved roads alike. Both engines are also paired to an advanced 8-speed automatic transmission, with wheel-mounted paddle shifters helping to provide a more intimate trip when the mood strikes you.
A host of high performance features give the 2021 Toyota GR Supra serious skills on the road. Both engines offer the option of Toyota’s Launch Control function, which helps rocket the 3.0-litre-equipped GR Supra forward from 0 to 96 km/h in just 3.9 seconds. Combined with a 250 km/h top speed, and it’s no wonder the GR Supra 3.0 is one of the most impressive vehicles on the road today. Sport Mode only adds to the excitement, with sharpened throttle response, more refined shifts, stiffer differential, and even a louder exhaust note. An electronically controlled rear active differential system provides exceptional stability, while intelligently adjusting torque between the two rear wheels, while an adaptive variable suspension system scans the road thousands of times a second and adjusts each individual shock to provide a stiffer or softer ride depending on your needs. Add in the 4-piston Brembo® brake calipers found on the GR Supra 3.0, including 13.7-inch front rotors, and you’ll have no shortage of stopping power at your disposal.
2021 Toyota GR Supra Performance
|Model||Engine||Transmission||Horsepower||Fuel Consumption (Combined)|
|GR Supra 2.0||2.0L Twin-scroll Turbo DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder||8-Speed Automatic w/ Paddle Shifters||255 hp||8.4 L/100 km|
|GR Supra 3.0||3.0L Twin-scroll Turbo DOHC 24-valve 6-cylinder||8-Speed Automatic w/ Paddle Shifters||382 hp||9.4 L/100 km|
Safety & Technology
The engineers of the 2021 Toyota GR Supra didn’t just stop at producing one of the most powerful and fun to drive vehicles out, they also added a host of smart technology and safety features to make the Supra an incredibly well-rounded sports car. It all starts with Toyota Supra Connect, an 8.8-inch infotainment system giving you access to smart, hands-free multimedia (including Apple CarPlay™) as well as in-vehicle concierge assistance, stolen vehicle recovery, embedded navigation, and more.
The safety features of the 2021 Toyota GR Supra are just a bit more advanced than the Brembo® brake pads found on its four wheels, with next-level tech like Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Forward Collision Warning, Road Sign Assist, and more. The 8.8-inch infotainment system’s screen plays host to your backup camera, while Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Parking Sonar with Rear Collision Warning help you navigate even the tightest parking spots, to escape parking lots unscathed.
Toyota GR Supra Model Changes
While the 2020 Toyota GR Supra was a worthy successor to the Supra name, the 2021 version builds off the stellar performance thanks to a re-tuned 3.0-litre 6-cylinder engine that added almost 50 additional horsepower. Only the lucky will get their hands on the A91 Special Edition, with its exclusive details like matte-black 19-inch alloy wheels, carbon fiber mirror caps, and satin black accent graphics and duckbill spoiler, along with black leather interior and sporty blue stitching. Also, the 6.5-inch colour touchscreen from the 2020 Supra has been swapped out for the 8.8-inch display found in both the 2.0 and 3.0 versions.
Meticulously crafted inside and out, and featuring the type of performance thrills few can match, the 2021 Toyota GR Supra continues the tradition of the incredibly bold performance associated with the Supra nameplate. Add in the advanced safety and connectivity features Toyota is known for, and you’ll be hard pressed to find a grand tourer more complete or sporty than the GR Supra. To learn more about this exceptional ride, or to explore any of the other high performance Toyota models at our dealership, simply contact us via the form below. Or, drop by our dealership, and acquaint yourself with our selection of new and used vehicles, or our financing, service, or parts departments, and learn why Stampede Toyota is the gold standard when it comes to Toyota in Calgary.