2025 Toyota GR Supra Dumps Base Engine

Matt Posky
by Matt Posky

Toyota will be abandoning the 2.0-liter GR Supra from the 2025 model year, making the 382-hp turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder the default powertrain. That’ll be a disappointment to some drivers hoping to save some money. But the assumption is that most customers would have rather stepped up to the 3.0.

The 2.0-liter turbo produces 255 horsepower and is capable of breezing through 60 mph in about 4.7 seconds. Quarter-mile times also aren’t too shabby with the coupe reliably staying just north of 13 seconds. However, the real benefit was that the model was thousands less than variants equipped with the 3.0-liter turbo — which has only gotten more powerful since the car’s reintroduction.

Now starting at $56,250 (plus the Dealer Processing and Handling fee of $1,095), the 3.0 becomes $850 richer for the 2025 model year. But the real tragedy is that it’s now the cheapest way to get into the Toyota Supra.

While the brand never really seemed like it was trying to make an affordable sports car out of the model, Toyota has effectively made it cost about $10,000 more than it otherwise would have. However, you are getting a sizable performance boost over the 2.0-liter variant, perhaps easing some of the tension associated with ballooning MSRPs.

You also get power-adjustable seats upholstered in leather and Alcantara, upgraded central display, and a 10-speaker audio system. Optioning the Premium trim upgrades the seats and sound system even further. But the main advantage is the 382 horsepower and 368 lb-ft of torque that comes by way of the inline six. It makes the 3.0-liter Supra about a second faster than the 2.0-liter version in both 0-60 and the quarter mile.

While the official numbers vary depending upon your transmission choice, drivers have the option of selecting between the six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic, which Toyota has decided to price identically.

[Images: Toyota]

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Matt Posky
Matt Posky

A staunch consumer advocate tracking industry trends and regulation. Before joining TTAC, Matt spent a decade working for marketing and research firms based in NYC. Clients included several of the world’s largest automakers, global tire brands, and aftermarket part suppliers. Dissatisfied with the corporate world and resentful of having to wear suits everyday, he pivoted to writing about cars. Since then, that man has become an ardent supporter of the right-to-repair movement, been interviewed on the auto industry by national radio broadcasts, driven more rental cars than anyone ever should, participated in amateur rallying events, and received the requisite minimum training as sanctioned by the SCCA. Handy with a wrench, Matt grew up surrounded by Detroit auto workers and managed to get a pizza delivery job before he was legally eligible. He later found himself driving box trucks through Manhattan, guaranteeing future sympathy for actual truckers. He continues to conduct research pertaining to the automotive sector as an independent contractor and has since moved back to his native Michigan, closer to where the cars are born. A contrarian, Matt claims to prefer understeer — stating that front and all-wheel drive vehicles cater best to his driving style.

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  • TED TED on Jul 03, 2024

    This opens the door for Toyota to properly rename the GR86 (or whatever they call it this week) to "Celica".

    • Bd2 Bd2 on Jul 03, 2024

      not happening, never happening

  • Lorenzo Lorenzo on Jul 03, 2024

    Yes! Call the base engine model, not the Celica, but the "Sicilian". Throw in a badge with a profile of Tony Soprano! It'll sell, because the dealer will offer you a deal you can't refuse!

    • Bd2 Bd2 on Jul 03, 2024

      How about the Tiburon Tuscani?

  • Bd2 Probably too late to do anything about it for the launch, but Kia should plan on doing an extensive refresh of the front fascia (the earlier, the better) as the design looks really ungainly.
  • Namesakeone Since I include SUVs and minivans as trucks, I really cannot think of a brand that is truly truckless. MG maybe?
  • Sobhuza Trooper Subaru, they were almost there with the BRAT. --On a lighter note, where the hell is my Cooper Works Mini truck?
  • Mike Evs do suck, though. I mean, they really do.
  • Steve Biro I don’t care what brand but it needs to be a compact two-door with an ICE, traditional parallel hybrid or both. A manual transmission option would be nice but I don’t expect it - especially with a hybrid. Don’t show me an EV.