The Toyota Supra continues to exude power, performance, and innovation after 5 generations across almost five decades. Its name originated from the Latin prefix that means “to surpass” or “go beyond”, a title undeniably fit for its high-performance.

The iconic sportscar was first introduced as the Celica-Supra being a larger and more powerful version of the Toyota Celica in the 1970s. It had an inline-six engine and is one of the first Toyota models to get the electronic fuel injection system.

With the second generation, the Celica-Supra of the 80s featured a more angular design from the previous model. And by mid-80s, the Supra finally became its own model with the third generation featuring an updated 3.0L inline-six engine with 200HP and the turbocharged version at 230HP.

Coming into the 90s, the fourth generation was redesigned featuring a bolder look inspired by the 2000GT. The reduced weight and increased performance of the turbo version of the fourth generation Supra reached a speed record of 0-60 in 4.6 seconds.

And finally in 2019, 17 years since the fourth generation came in the market, the fifth generation finally arrived. Developed under Toyota Gazoo Racing (TGR), the fifth generation carries “GR” in its official model name, proudly bearing the specialized research and development of high-performance cars that TGR continuously aims for.

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The Toyota GR Supra has been developed inside out for a more powerful and luxurious driving experience. Its design philosophy is summed up as “Condensed Extreme”. Powered by a twin-scroll turbocharged, in-line six-cylinder 3.0L engine, the GR Supra boasts a maximum output of 335HP and 500 Nm of torque. Its nearly perfect weight distribution provides optimum handling and cornering for the driver. Toyota envisioned the GR Supra’s design as a combination of style and performance for maximum driving pleasure.

Inside, it has a luxurious black interior accented with carbon trims. The GR Supra also comes with Alcantara sports seats with 8-way power adjust, and memory and power seat lumbar support for maximum comfort. An 8.8-inch widescreen TFT LCD touchscreen display can be enjoyed by passengers as well which is compatible for Bluetooth and USB connectivity that comes with a 12-speaker High Fidelity Surround Sound System by JBL.

If you are interested in the GR Supra, Toyota is offering monthly plans as low as Php41,584 or even 0% interest until May 31. For more information, visit: https://toyota.com.ph/gr-supra and https://toyota.com.ph/showroom/gr-supra.

Photo by Paolo Tabuena, Courtesy of TMP