The legend extends its reign as ruler of the sports car world with more horsepower and impressive upgrades
One year after the legend returned to turn heads and set enthusiasts’ hearts racing after a 17-year wait, Al-Futtaim Toyota has welcomed the 2021 GR Supra, sure to continue to excite loyal fans across the UAE.
When the all-new fifth-generation model returned ready to set the roads ablaze last year, it was a comeback only fitting of the Toyota Supra story. The MK5 lived up to the hype and Toyota’s engineers and designers delivered a car that evoked power, desire, and the thrill of heart-pounding performance. This year’s upgraded version is here to enhance its formidable reputation as an all-conquering, giant-slaying machine. Whether on the highway or the track, the 2021 Supra is now in the UAE to take its race-to-road technology to the top of the segment and the podium.
Throughout the development process, the Supra is designed with the consideration of creating the sense of becoming one with the car; with engineers ensuring that the car properly hugs the road and delivers excellent stability, offering supreme driving confidence regardless of surface conditions. Living up to the heady expectations of some of the world’s most devoted enthusiasts, the 2.0L version of the car accelerates from zero to 100km/h in just 5.2 seconds, with the 3.0L hitting the 100km/h mark in just 4.1 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 250km/h.
The 2021 Toyota Supra stays true to its front-engined, rear-wheel-drive layout which set it apart all these years, not forgetting of course the heart of the beast – a longitudinally-mounted in-line turbocharged engine. Available in a 2.0L and 3.0L version, both cars come with an 8-speed automatic transmission with the 2.0L boasting a four-cylinder turbo engine and the 3.0L a six-cylinder turbo engine.
The world-class sports car has a 2,470mm wheelbase delivering 255 horsepower and 400Nm of torque at 2.0L and 382 horsepower and 500Nm of torque at 3.0L to the grippy rear tyres, mounted on lightweight, 18-inch alloy wheels for the 2.0L and forged aluminium 19-inch wheels on the 3.0L version. Both these engines deliver amazing power to weight ratios.
Saud Abbasi, Managing Director of Al-Futtaim Toyota said, “The Supra is an automotive icon that truly blows people away by its performance. When we brought the legend back last year, customers told us that it simply fed their desire to just get in and drive so we knew we couldn’t wait too long to introduce the next version. The Supra GR 2021 is an unprecedented combination of power, beauty and technology, not to mention safety, capable of taking on the very best in the sports car arena.”
Along with the multifunctional three-spoke sports steering wheel, the 2021 GR Supra also features dual-zone air-conditioning, Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB), a 12-speaker JBL sound system, wireless charger, Normal and Sport driving modes, sports pedals, a head-up display projecting critical data directly ahead of the driver, dual sports exhaust, adaptive LED lights, smart keyless entry and body-coloured details. Additional styling on the 3.0L blue edition features with 19” matte-black wheels, beautiful black pillar stripes to add an air of sophistication, stunning redline on the bodykits and Toyota Supra logo on the red brake calipers.
The Supra comes equipped with front, side, curtain and driver’s knee airbags, plus assistance technologies such as adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitor, pre-collission system, lane change assist, traffic sign recognition, tyre pressure monitoring, a rear-view camera and more.
The 2021 Toyota GR Supra is available in a range of eight exciting colors, including Matte Storm Gray Metallic, a matte finish with a hint of blue that creates an impressive, finely honed image. New for the 3.0L version is the Horizon blue colour. The interior for 2.0L version comes in Alcantara Black/Red and with a black/blue accent available for the 3.0L Blue Edition.
About Al-Futtaim Toyota
Toyota, a Japanese automotive manufacturer founded in 1937, is the world’s market leader in sales of hybrid electric vehicles. Toyota has been exclusively distributed in the UAE by Al-Futtaim Automotive, part of Al-Futtaim Group, for over six decades, and has been leading the sustainable mobility movement since 2008.
With a large line-up of vehicles ranging from SUV, compact, sedan, coupe, MPV and LCV, as well as a wide range of Hybrid options, Al-Futtaim Toyota is setting new benchmarks for clean motoring in an effort to actively contribute to a lower carbon footprint in the UAE. 2017 saw the introduction of the zero-emission hydrogen-powered Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) Toyota Mirai, in a pilot aiming at studying the possibilities of establishing a hydrogen-based, carbon-free society.
Toyota’s line-up features several hybrid vehicles including the sporty, practical and environmentally friendly RAV4, the C-HR, an innovative compact SUV, the seven-seater Highlander which is the brands biggest HEV to date, the powerful and efficient Corolla and the sleek and sophisticated Camry.
In September 2019, after a 17-year wait, Al-Futtaim Toyota launched the new 2020 Toyota GR Supra in the UAE, much to the delight of fans and loyalists across the country. With the all-new fifth-generation model, the legendary name returned to set the roads ablaze with a comeback only fitting of the Toyota Supra story, with the 2021 versrion launching a year later in October 2020.
In August 2020 Al-Futtaim Toyota shook up the lifestyle pickup segment with the introduction of the all-new eighth-generation Toyota Hilux Adventure. This was the first time ever that the Hilux is available as a retail model in the UAE, meaning that it is no longer limited to dominating the commercial-use sector.
About Al-Futtaim Automotive
Al-Futtaim Automotive, one of the main four operating divisions within the UAE-based Al-Futtaim Group of companies, is a conglomerate of motoring-related businesses, franchising some of the world’s most-recognised automotive brands and services.
Operating in 10 countries across the Middle East, Asia and Africa and empowered by around 9,000 associates, the UAE-headquartered Group’s services span across distribution of new and used vehicles, manufacturing, leasing, and aftersales.
Ranging from passenger cars to SUVs, commercial vehicles, industrial and construction equipment as well as motorbikes and quads, Al-Futtaim Automotive Group offers an integrative customer-centric experience for motorists, fleet operators and contractors alike, and strives to become the leader in tailor-made mobility solutions.
Established in the 1930s as a trading business, Al-Futtaim today is one of the most diversified and progressive, privately held regional businesses headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Structured into five operating divisions; automotive, financial services, real estate, retail and health; employing more than 42,000 employees across 25 countries in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, we partner with over 200 of the world’s most admired and innovative brands.
Al-Futtaim’s entrepreneurship and relentless customer focus enables the organisation to continue to grow and expand; responding to the changing needs of our customers within the societies in which we operate.