New Four-Cylinder Turbo And ‘Fuji’ Edition Added To Toyota Supra Line-Up
Toyota has announced that a 2-litre turbocharged four-cylinder will now be among the engine options available for the new Toyota GR Supra.
The fifth generation Supra, which was revealed last May and was the first global model to be developed by Toyota Gazoo Racing, can already be sought with a 3-litre straight-six turbo that produces 340hp and 500Nm (369lb ft) of torque. This, by the way, is essentially the same ‘B58’ BMW engine you’d find under the bonnet of the new Z4.
The more compact ‘B48’ four-cylinder meanwhile, which is fitted with a twin-scroll turbocharger, produces 258hp and 400Nm (295lb ft) of torque, identical to the equivalently-engined BMW Z4. So, while the six-cylinder’s 4.3-second 0-100kph remains out of reach, the four-cylinder GR Supra will still manage the sprint in 5.2 seconds. Said power and torque continues to be sent to the rear wheels via an eight-speed ‘Sports’ ZF automatic transmission. Oh, and both are electronically limited to a 250kph top speed, meaning bragging rights are still on the table.
With a turbocharged four-cylinder under the bonnet, the GR Supra also boasts perfect 50:50 weight distribution, tips the scales 100kg lighter than its 1,495kg, six-cylinder counterpart, and offers, per Toyota’s suggestion, even sharper handling and cornering prowess than its big brother.
Don’t go looking too hard for aesthetic upgrades though, as you’re likely to crick your neck. Indeed, the Supra in the images above is actually the limited edition ‘Fuji Speedway’ GR Supra the brand will launch in tribute to the legendary Japanese Grand Prix venue. Performance tweaks are null and void, and the Fuji edition instead boasts a unique white metallic paint finish, contrasting black 19in alloys (1in larger than standard), and red door mirror housings, all of which paid homage to the official colours of Toyota Gazoo Racing. Inside, you’ll find carbon fibre trim inserts and red and black Alcantara upholstery. Just 200 examples will be sold, though pricing has yet to be revealed.
*Images courtesy of Toyota Europe