Toyota GR Supra 2.0: what the critics are saying about the ‘lighter, nimbler’ model
Starting from £46,010, the new Toyota is ‘on the money’
Toyota’s Supras have always been “big beasts”, says The Daily Telegraph: the last one was “defined by its big, gutsy 3.0-litre, six-cylinder engine”. Now, there is a new model, but with only four cylinders, it doesn’t exactly fit the “Supra mould”. Instead, it finds itself in “the lighter, nimbler sports car territory” already dominated by talented rivals such as the Porsche Cayman and Alpine A110. Can it compete?
It has price on its side, says Autocar. Sports cars in the £40,000-£50,000 bracket are rare. With its smaller engine, the Supra is slower than its predecessor. But for the price, it is “on the money”. Inside, the car is little changed: it feels snug and expensive, with a slick 8.8in touchscreen infotainment system; the seats are lighter and softer – but for comfort and support, they are still no match for the Porsche’s.
This is objectively a better car to drive than the Supra 3.0, says Top Gear. It is 100kg lighter than its predecessor, and enjoys all the byproducts of that; it’s sharper, and more resolved and cheaper to buy and run. But these changes make the car “a bit of an enigma”. It can do 0-62mph in an impressive 5.2 seconds, and it handles like a dream, but to achieve that, it has swapped out the muscle that was its USP.