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Toyota ups GR Supra tech with wireless CarPlay

Toyota has updated its rear-drive GR Supra performance coupe, with the addition of wireless Apple CarPlay as standard. The change builds on the significant performance upgrade introduced in late 2020.

The technology update enables GR Supra owners to project Apple CarPlay on to the 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system without the use of any cables or wiring.

Toyota Australia Vice President Sales, Marketing and Franchise Operations Sean Hanley said the latest upgrade demonstrated Toyota’s commitment to offering its customers the latest technologies.

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“Adding wireless CarPlay as standard brings greater convenience for our customers, further increasing the appeal of this automotive icon,” Toyota Australia VP of sales, marketing and franchise operations, Sean Hanley said.

The wireless Apple CarPlay functionality adds to the already-comprehensive multimedia features including voice activation, Bluetooth connectivity, AM/FM/DAB+ digital radio, satellite navigation and wireless phone charging.

Offering seamless smartphone integration, apps such as music streaming services are enhanced by a 205W 10-speaker HiFi sound system on the GT, or a sophisticated 425W 12-speaker JBL surround sound system on the GTS.

This latest technology update follows a substantial mechanical upgrade that saw peak power output for the 3.0-litre turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine boosted from 250kW to 285kW. Peak torque remained steady at 500Nm.

Driving the rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission, the GR Supra is able to complete the sprint from standstill to 100km/h in just 4.1 seconds, on the way to a top speed of 250km/h.

To further aid its dynamic agility, a pair of strut braces were fitted under the bonnet to increase torsional rigidity and handling balance. The GR Supra continues to be offered in two grades – GT and GTS.

A low centre of gravity, 50/50 weight distribution, a limited-slip differential on the rear axle and an optimised body structure made of rigid steel and aluminium ensure a level of agility and performance worthy of the GR badge.

A comprehensive suite of Toyota Safety Sense features ensure excellent occupant safety, with standard systems including active cruise control, blind-spot monitor, rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure alert, and rear-end collision warning.

A reversing camera and a pre-collision safety (PCS) system with daytime pedestrian and cyclist detection, are also included. It’s presently priced at $87,303 plus on-roads for the GT, and $97,303 plus on-roads for the GTS.

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