2022 Toyota GR Supra – Video Review
August 20 2022
The Toyota Supra has built a very loyal following since its launch in 1978. It offers drivers a classic sports car layout with the engine up front and power sent to the rear wheels. This fifth generation GR Supra, as in Gazoo Racing, Toyota’s racing and performance division, was introduced in 2019 as a 2020 model.
The fact that this Supra is a Toyota/BMW collaboration really doesn’t bother us. If the choice was no Supra, or this one, which is built at the BMW factory in Austria alongside the Z4, we would take this version in a heartbeat. This car is so much fun to drive!
And to add icing on this performance cake, the GR Supra is going to be available with a manual transmission in 2023. The 3-pedal versions will be identified on the outside by a very cool looking Red Supra trunk badge.
This silky smooth 3.0 litre inline 6 cylinder engine delivers plenty of power and makes all the right sounds, especially in sport mode. The quick shifting 8 speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters seamlessly sends all 382 HP and 368 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheels.
We drove a 2020 GR Supra at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Driver Development Track. On the tight, twisty and technical autocross course, we were really impressed by its turn-in response. At just under 3,400 pounds, it feels nimble and provides good acceleration, braking and cornering on the 2.8 km (1.7 mile) race track. The GR Supra instilled more and more confidence with each lap.
We really enjoyed our time with the 2022 Toyota GR Supra. It was a pleasure having it sit on our driveway, radiating all of its curvaceous style. We are really going to miss it. If you are in the market for a front engine, rear wheel drive sports car in this price range, you owe it to yourself to test drive this sports car. With two engine options, and two transmission options in 2023, the GR Supra offers lots of style and performance in a very attractive and nicely executed performance package.
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