Muscat: At an exclusive function, held at Toyota Showroom in Muscat, the powerful, sleek and exciting all-new 2020 year model Supra was introduced in Oman. The eagerly-awaited return of the iconic vehicle was warmly welcomed by Supra fans who have enthusiastically kept in touch with all the developments related to it.
Speaking on the occasion, a Representative from Saud Bahwan Automotive said. “The history of Supra development is marked by the pursuit of driving pleasure created by the relationship between driver and car. The all-new GR Supra really reacts the way you want and feels good to drive. The acceleration delivered by the GR Supra’s straight-six turbocharged engine feels truly exhilarating. The solid torque it provides continuously elevates the acceleration feel to a sublime level. Once people have experienced that feeling, even those who don’t know or who have forgotten about the fun of driving a car will think, ‘That feels amazing!’”
The Supra name evokes the power, performance, and handling that defined a succession of world-class cars for a quarter of a century, which built a reputation both as formidable performers on the road and all-conquering machines on the racetrack. The all-new GR Supra is Toyota’s global model developed entirely by GAZOO Racing (GR). The team has been developing its cars and people through its participation in motorsports with the goal of making ‘ever-better’ cars ever since first competing in Germany’s 24 Hours of Nürburgring endurance race in 2007. GR’s years of knowledge and expertise have been channelled into bringing the Supra back to life in the form of the all-new Toyota GR Supra, an all-new expression of pure sports car performance that people the world over will find fun to drive.
The launch of the all-new GR Supra marks the end of a 17-year hiatus since production of the previous generation concluded in 2002. The 2020 GR Supra’s 3.0-liter turbocharged engine produces up to 335hp and 51 kgm torque. The torque comes on strong even from very low engine speeds, thanks to a combination of a twin-scroll turbocharger, direct fuel injection, and continuously variable timing on both the intake and exhaust camshafts.
The 8-speed automatic transmission delivers speedy up and downshifts, and features paddle shifters for manual control when desired. The 2020 GR Supra’s Sport Mode sharpens throttle response; changes steering wheel characteristics, improves transmission shift crispness and also amplifies the exhaust sound. Meanwhile, Traction Mode can be activated as part of the Vehicle Stability Control System to provide track-driving capability by reducing the intervention of the traction and stability control functions. Launch Control is available only when the vehicle is in Sport mode.
Contributing to the vehicle’s outstanding handling and stability are the high-performance 19-inch forged aluminium wheels with black paint and a buffed finish.
The frontal design was inspired by the fourth-generation Supra, but has a more expressive look. The vehicle’s low stance is emphasized by a prominent central grille flanked by large air intakes, which are essential for engine cooling. The distinctive headlight units feature a six-lens LED arrangement incorporating the indicators and Daytime Running Lights (DRL). The rear combination lamps feature a purposeful structure with the turn, tail, and stop functions integrated into the distinctive main ring shape.
The 2020 GR Supra’s gauge cluster features an 8.8-inch colour Thin Film Transistor (TFT) LCD with an analog tachometer in the center and a digital speedometer on the left side, creating a sporty image that reflects the vehicle’s racing heritage. A 1.8-inch full-colour Head-Up Display (HUD) provides various driver-focused information, while a further 8.8-inch widescreen touch display located on the dashboard contains the navigation system, which can also be operated via a remote control on the center console, enabling easy fingertip access without disturbing driving posture. Additional features include a back monitor with guide lines, dual-zone automatic air conditioning system and a JBL 12-speaker HiFi Surround Sound system with a seven-channel amplifier.
As with all Toyota vehicles, safety is paramount. The 2020 GR Supra is equipped with a comprehensive array of safety and convenience features, such as all-round airbags, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRC), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Brake Assist (BA), Electronic Parking Brake (EPB), Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS), and Hill-start Assist Control (HAC), among many others. High-tensile and ultra-high-tensile strength steel have been used for the main body-part materials, realizing a lightweight yet highly rigid body that effectively absorbs impact energy.
Earlier in the evening, a representative from Saud Bahwan Automotive said, “The all-new Supra is a result of introducing a heart-racing performance car. One that single-mindedly focuses on offering the best experiences at the steering wheel. With the all-new Supra, you can literally feel the power, the balance and control. It is an uncompromising evolution that will always make a lasting impression. To take these exceptional experiences to even greater levels are Saud Bahwan Group’s world-class facilities. That will ensure you have the finest experiences with professional care.”
During the event, enthusiasts went around viewing the vehicles on display and getting a first-hand experience of the all new introduction.
The All-New Supra is now on display at the Toyota showroom at Wattayah.
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