Toyota announces details of all-new GR Supra

Posted: 20 May 2019 2:03 pm
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The limited release sports car will be available from September.

Toyota Australia has revealed the price and sales process for its highly anticipated GR Supra sports car, ahead of its release later this year.

The reborn Supra will launch in Australia in September with prices starting at $84,900 for the 3.0-litre GT turbo or $94,900 for the top-range GTR model.

Given its anticipated popularity, the car will only be available via a new online sales process to ensure the limited number of vehicles are allocated as fairly as possible.

Customers looking to buy one of the new models will need to log on to a dedicated website at midday AEST on 19 June to take part in the first round of reservations. The reservation window will remain open until approximately 100 reservations have been received, and successful customers will then be selected via a randomised ballot.

Successful applicants will then receive confirmation within 24 hours and will be guided through the buying process by Toyota's dedicated Supra concierge.

Unsuccessful customers will be notified of future reservation periods, with only approximately 300 vehicles available for purchase in the first 12 months.

Sean Hanley, Toyota vice president for sales and marketing, says the Supra's enduring popularity meant a ballot process was the fairest way to sell the vehicle.

"The Supra is one of the most exciting cars we've had in our line-up for more than 20 years, and the anticipation and excitement from fans has been unprecedented with thousands of registrations of interest," he said.

"The new centralised online sales process handled by a dedicated Supra concierge will ensure we keep customers updated at every step of the way and provide a bespoke and very personal experience, which is fitting for a vehicle of the Supra's calibre."

Both models come with a 3.0-litre, twin-scroll turbocharged, straight six-cylinder engine, with a maximum power of 250kW and peak torque of 500Nm. Rear-wheel drive will be handled through a new quick-shifting, eight-speed automatic transmission, with a launch control function capable of 0-100km in 4.4 seconds.

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