2024 Toyota GR Supra
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Grin and Gear it: Checking Out The 2024 Toyota GR Supra

Some of the best cars ever made have been able to hold their loyal fans’ attention for decades! The 2024 Toyota GR Supra is an amazing two-seater with enough fond and lawless memories to fill a book. The Autoblog review team was very excitedly checking out the 2024 Toyota GR Supra to report back on its performance. 

Checking Out The 2024 Toyota GR Supra 

The addition of a manual transmission option is going to thrill many twisting two-lane road lovers! The frame the new Supra rides on allows it to be an awesome alternative to the BMW Z4. The transmission, chassis, and engines are all sources from BMW’s innovative goodies. There are a few distinguishable similarities to the German counterpart, but the Supra also offers many unique touches. 

Sleek and Streamlined: Unveiling the Supra’s 2024 Upgrades

The new Supra’s powertrain options are a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder and a 3.0-liter inline-six. The manual transmission raved about here is only available with the more powerful option! This year also brings the thrilling 45th Anniversary Edition with an adjustable spoiler! This package also adds 19-inch matte black wheels and a sweet Supra racing stripe decal for the side. 

This special edition is available in “Absolute Zero” white or “Mikan Blast” orange colors. The instrument panel screen features the model’s own unique graphics. Surrounding this screen is a unique fuel and temperature gauge frame. The center console knob controller and other menu buttons are very similar to a BMW 3 series’ setup. 

Fit to Impress: The Stylish Stature of the 2024 Supra

Any car properly fitted for a track assault can tend to feel on the smaller side! The 2024 Supra sports a 97.2-inch wheelbase and 172.5-inch length. These dimensions are nearly identical to the brand-new Nissan Z. This is the first Supra to hit the pavement as a two-seater, putting a huge focus on performance.

The 10.2 cubic-ft cargo area fit four of the testing crew’s weekend bags inside. This space does not champion what is found in either the current Mustang or Corvette. The 2024 Supra was designed for exercises in sheer exhilaration, and most drivers won’t be disappointed by its confines. We just reviewed a new Miata that seems even smaller at first glance!

Speed, Power, Precision: Looking at The Supra’s Performance Specs

The base Supra’s inline four-cylinder cranks out 255 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. It completes the 0-60 mph sprint in just 5 seconds. This time narrowly beats the sworn contender in the form of the BMW Z4. The 4-cylinder engine is rated at 25 mpg city, 31 mpg highway, and 27 mpg combined. 

The 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six engine is the very sweet upgrade with the coveted manual option! It cranks out 382 horsepower, and 368 lb-ft of torque. This powertrain handles the 0-60 mph gallop in just 3.9 seconds and 4.2 seconds with the stick shift. The lucky crew blasting the Supra through corners confirmed that each valuable second “feels as quick as it sounds!”

Corner Carver: The Supra’s Steering and Handling Delight

The Supra has a very high beltline, and a stretched out clamshell hood. The 50:50 weight distribution allows for a means of excellent rotation. With the traction and stability off and the car in Sport mode, it’s pretty simple to nail down a pro-grade pavement slide. This drive test on multiple tracks proved the steering to be even more responsive than BMW models.

The 6-speed manual allows for shifting gently but still offers up the ideal amount of resistance one would expect from an avid firebreather! The team makes an excellent case for the V6 here, as they claim the 4-cylinder Supra isn’t quite as great in the handling department. The 4-cylinder also does not have adaptive suspension, but is still a primo performance beast for the price. 

2024 Toyota GR Supra

The Last Lap: Final Thoughts on the Supra Saga:

The Maserati troupe has also taken to using amazing V6 powertrains to propel their amazing cars. The Edmunds.com review experts loved the “nimble and lively handling”, along with amazing performance for the money. As electrification is poised to change things quite drastically, it is models such as this that remind us why supercars have had such a high appeal. This Supra also has the manners to be far beyond just being “strictly a weekend car” and is a model you can drive with minimal effort each day. 

Even though the new Supra was not expected to shine in the fuel economy department, it does! It consistently nails down an EPA-estimated 26 mpg combined, which is stellar for such a quick and lively machine. What do you think of the new Supra? Is it fair to call it Toyota’s current and show-stopping masterpiece, or are other models more up your alley? Let us know in the comments below, or check out another article about a slightly older Supra.

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Jon Weirman
I am a freelance writer in the Midwest who specializes in vehicles built for expert-level off-roading, and anything with a staggering amount of horsepower. In my first life I worked in broadcasting for Starz Network and Discovery Channel. I also love retro video games and sci-fi movies. Everything from the loud and burly muscle cars of the late 1970s to new crossover SUVs with futuristic tech features have populated my inbox!

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