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2021 Toyota GR Supra 3.0 Premium: Fast, Furious, and Useful

The Tale of the Tape

The Toyota GR Supra 3.0 Premium is the top-tier model in the line, second only to the limited-edition A91 Edition. Base MSRP, per the window sticker, is $54,490, $56,255 as tested during the week it was with me. Options included with this example include the Nitro Yellow paint ($495), wheel locks ($65), trunk carpet mat ($80), and the Driver Assist Package ($1,195). If you’re seeking more, the aftermarket will have you covered from here.

Under the plastic cover is the 3.0-liter turbo-six, delivering 382 hrsprs and 368 lb-ft of torque, all sent to the rear pair of 19-inch forged aluminum wheels through an eight-speed automatic. All corners wear Michelin Pilot Super Sports, ensuring none of that power goes to waste on the way to “Mexico.”

Under the fixed roof, the GR Supra 3.0 greets you and a lucky passenger with nicely bolstered sport seats. The driver gets a HUD to keep their eyes on the prize, while BMW’s iDrive keeps everyone informed and entertained, especially with the three-month trial of Sirius XM available.

That is, if you can see it in the day. A quirk with how the 8.8-inch touchscreen works with the Z4 (brightness changes depending on if the top is down or now) prevent the graphics from brightening up in the GR Supra, even after cranking the brightness up to its max. A fix to this issue comes via Bimmercode, though it would be wonderful if BMW and Toyota together could fix it for all GR Supra owners.

Night mode, though, is fantastic, so we have that.

Also, you’ll have to get an iPhone to use the touchscreen in full, as the GR Supra doesn’t play with Android Auto. Apologies to all Samsung and Pixel owners in advance.

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