July 9, 2019—Top automotive manufacturer Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) has officially launched in the country its flagship sports car, the All-New Toyota GR Supra. Following a special teaser At the Vios Racing Festival, the new model was unveiled in a launch event in Makati City attended by TMP’s premium customers and prospective clients, Toyota dealer management, and guests from the media.
The All-New Toyota GR Supra, otherwise known as the A90 or Mk. V, is the first-ever Toyota Supra to be retailed in the Philippines. TMP is making history by having the much-anticipated model locally available through sixteen (16) of its certified GR Performance dealerships nationwide.
“Bringing the legendary Supra here is something we have always wanted to do, and we are positive that there are countless Toyota fans out there who share the same enthusiasm,” said TMP First Vice President Ms. Cristina Arevalo. “The Supra, above and beyond, embodies Toyota’s pledge of making ever-better cars.”
FORGED BY THE WORLD
Following a 17-year hiatus, the legendary Supra makes a comeback and takes the motoring world by storm upon its international debut in Detroit, USA. Now on its fifth generation, the new Supra is the first global Toyota Gazoo Racing model, with all units being manufactured at the Magna Steyr plant in Graz, Austria. Toyota Gazoo Racing, or GR, is Toyota’s performance development arm which aims to produce ever-better cars through motorsports. The GR Supra is the culmination of Toyota’s racing expertise.
True to its Japanese DNA, which hailed from early grand tourers like the A40 to the futuristic concept car FT-1, the All-New Toyota GR Supra is now on Philippine soil—ready to be tested at the country’s very own racetracks.
During its development, the Supra was driven on a wide range of roads throughout the world, such as snow-covered paths in Northern Europe, the Autobahn in Germany, highways in the United States, and winding routes in Japan. The result is careful tuning that emulates the racing spirit, allowing its drivers to experience the joy of driving even in everyday situations.
IN PURSUIT OF PERFORMANCE
The Philippine variant of the All-New Toyota GR Supra is powered by a twin-scroll turbocharged, in-line six-cylinder engine that produces a maximum output of 335 hp and 500 Nm of torque. A flagship sports car through and through, the GR Supra is a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive coupe that comes exclusively in 3.0L displacement and 8-speed automatic transmission.
Both chassis and body frame are masterfully crafted to enjoy a 50:50 front-rear weight distribution, crucial in achieving optimum cornering performance. In addition is a wheelbase-to-tread ratio of 1.55*1—one of the smallest among mass production sports cars—contributing to its excellent turning and responsiveness.
The All-New Toyota GR Supra is also armed with Adaptive Variable Suspension. Its front wheels are equipped with double-joint type MacPherson Strut, while the rear wheels come with Multi-Link suspension. The Supra features a Limited Slip Differential and ventilated disc brakes. Its high body rigidity, low center of gravity, and aerodynamics all combine to give the driver ultimate driving speed and precision.
As a testament to Gazoo Racing’s commitment to performance, the All-New Toyota GR Supra was recently driven by none other than Toyota Motor Corporation President Mr. Akio Toyoda in the world-renowned 24-hour endurance challenge at Nürburgring.
THE LOOK OF A LEGEND
The All-New Toyota GR Supra is the modern evolution of its rich Japanese lineage: the model inherits key styling features from both the Supra A80 (1993) and the Toyota 2000 GT (1967). Starkly noticeable at the onset is the double-bubble roof and expressive curves in the sheet metal—two elements that exceed mere aesthetic but also contribute to its racing potential by reducing lift and drag.
Set as low and wide as possible, the All-New Toyota GR Supra has an athletic stance that evokes a dynamic look referred to by Toyota engineers as the “Condensed Extreme”.
Its prominent grille is flanked by large air intakes on both sides, whose character lines meld seamlessly down the flared spoilers and trapezoidal bumper with dual exhaust pipes plus diffuser. The silhouette profile is perfectly accentuated by 19-inch forged aluminum wheels, with custom-made tires by Michelin.
The All-New Toyota GR Supra has a distinct illumination setup: the front features six-lens LED headlamps that integrate daytime running lights and turn signals, while the rear lamps combine turn, tail, and stop into one stylish main ring. The dot-type LED backup lamps are located in the center of the lower bumper. A Follow-Me-Home lighting feature is also present.
Beautifully engineered and functional by design, the All-New Toyota GR Supra sets the bar high for all sports cars in the years to come.
PURE DRIVING BLISS
Inside the cockpit, the All-New Toyota GR Supra is built to provide the best insulation and cruising experience for its driver.
The interior of the Philippine variant comes purely in black, with muted carbon accents for an understated luxury feel. The Alcantara sports seats are equipped with lumbar support and 8-way power memory adjust, and the 3-spoke leather steering wheel has both manual tilt and telescopic adjust for optimum ergonomics.
Aimed at millimeter driving precision, the All-New Toyota GR Supra has a narrow-sectioned dashboard that offers expansive forward visibility. The vehicle intuitively assists its driver in focusing on the road through an advanced Heads Up Display (HUD) plus responsive Paddle Shifters, complemented by 8.8-inch TFT-LCD Multi Information Display gauge.
A fresh approach on the center console has been adapted to fully envelop the driver with its new asymmetrical design, adding a padded pillar to cushion the right leg while still maintaining roominess for the passenger.
Keep the cabin comfortable through a dual-zone, push-type air conditioning and stay entertained with an 8.8-inch TFT LCD touchscreen display with Bluetooth and USB connectivity that synergizes with its 12-speaker, High-Fidelity surround sound system powered by JBL.
In Toyota, safety is always a priority especially for its high-speed performance models. The All-New Toyota GR Supra has seven (7) SRS airbags, 3-point Pre-tensioner and Force Limiter seatbelts, as well as Traction Control, Vehicle Stability Control, and an Anti-Lock Brake System.
PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP
Toyota Motor Philippines has certified sixteen (16) GR Performance dealerships nationwide to retail the All-New Toyota GR Supra. TMP made sure that its chosen dealers are equipped to provide aftersales care and service to its valued customers who will be purchasing the model.
All of the 16 dealerships listed below have the capacity to fully service the Supra in the long-run:
Toyota Manila Bay
Toyota Pasong Tamo
Toyota Quezon Avenue
Toyota La Union
Toyota San Fernando
Toyota San Pablo
|Toyota Davao City|
The All-New Toyota GR Supra 3.0L Philippine variant starts at PHP 4,990,000. It comes in eight (8) striking colors: Prominence Red, Lightning Yellow, Deep Blue Metallic, White Metallic, Silver Metallic, Ice Gray Metallic, Black Metallic, and Matte Storm Gray.
Matte Storm Gray Metallic
Experience the best of what the Toyota badge has to offer with the All-New Toyota GR Supra. Contact any of the sixteen (16) GR Performance dealerships to place your orders and know more about the automotive icon a half-century in the making.