2021 Toyota Supra GR
When looking for a sports car, that is priced well and gets 32 miles to the gallon highway you might want to think about the Toyota Supra GR.
As an empty nester I had no problem driving to meetings or even the grocery store by myself. The cargo area was terrific for the few groceries I had, and one set of golf clubs fit perfect. It is when I picked up my business partner to go to an event, I had no place to put my purse. Once I had her put hers by her feet and mine on her lap, I remembered my younger self.
Over 50 years ago I bought a brand new MGB convertible. I was newly married and wanted this eggplant sports car so bad, stick shift and all. I drove it to and from work and when my husband and I took it for a spin I just threw my purse in the trunk, put on a floppy hat and sunglasses and we took long trips with the top down. Fast forward two years later when I was six months pregnant, and I couldn’t fit my belly and shift comfortably in the driver’s seat. I sold it. It fit my lifestyle then, but a large sedan shortly followed with child car seats and diaper bags. It was fun, no regrets and a big part of my automotive journey.
The Supra had an awesome sound system which I did enjoy, and it was automatic, not that I don’t like a manual transmission now and then. This red rocket’s performance showed off greatly with a 2.0L Twin-Scroll Turbo inline 4-Cylinder, 255 Horsepower with 296 lb.-ft of torque. It was 8-speed with paddle shifters (very cool.) The GR includes some of the extras with about a $6,000 jump in price.
There are 18’ Cast Aluminum, 10-spoke wheels with Michelin pilot super sport tires. You see, there is so much “sporty” things to love. If you are concerned about safety the pre-collision system with pedestrian detect, lane departure warning and steering assist is extremely helpful. This is something I didn’t have in the MGB.
I feel like everyone, if they can, should experience such a vehicle and Toyota’s Supra has a great price, styling, and technology.
For more about the Supra GR go to www.toyota.com
AS TESTED: $47,615
25 city – 32 highway