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Here's Why Toyota GR Supra Will Not Ever Appreciate To Mk4 Supra Levels

Don't worry. Toyota GR Supra prices will never jump as high as its 1990s predecessor, and there are a few reasons why.

The current Toyota Supra is being discontinued after 2025. The Japanese icon will go out with a bang as Toyota prepares to launch a more track-focused, Supra GRMN. If you are invested in the car scene or spend a lot of time watching car videos on the internet, you will have noticed that the GR Supra punches above its weight. 

Like its predecessor, the Mk4 Toyota Supra, the GR Supra can outperform more powerful and expensive vehicles. Part of the reason is that, like its predecessor, the GR Supra performance figures are downplayed.

For 2025, the BMW-derived, B58 engine continues to be rated at 382 horsepower and 368 pound-feet, but in reality, dyno tests have shown a stock GR Supra making similar numbers at the wheels, which comes up to over 400 horsepower at the crankshaft and a lot more torque than advertised.  

That said, while the Toyota Supra Mk4 has become absurdly expensive, I am giving you a few educated reasons why this probably won't be the case for the GR Supra. At least, not anytime soon. 

It's "not a true JDM car” 

I predict Toyota GR Supra prices will never reach Mk4 Supra levels, and here's why

Since this has become one of the most banal cliches in the automotive industry, let's dispense with it. Yes, the GR Supra is, essentially, a BMW Z4, but as we found out, that's not a bad thing. The underpinnings are solid, the engine is as tunable as the old Supra's 2JZ engine, and it's actually, lighter than the A80 Supra it succeeded.

Toyota claims its engineers have made their own improvements to the platform, but to what extent no one knows. Regardless, JDM purists continue to swap 2JZ engines in the new Supra just to make it more “authentic”.  

Not the only B58 car 

BMW's B58 engine, also found in the Toyota GR Supra, praised as one of the brand's best engines ever made

The engine in the Toyota GR Supra is not exclusive to it. The B58 inline-six is used in most of BMW's lineup and a few other non-Bavarian models like the rugged, retro-futuristic, INEOS Grenadier SUV, which I drove awhile back. There are a bunch of BMW models, currently, on offer that can be had with a B58 engine for similar or less money.  

The rather unpopular, 2.0-liter Toyota GR Supra is no longer on offer for 2025, which leaves the 3.0-liter engine as the only engine option. As Kirk Kreifels points out, this raises the starting price for a brand-new Toyota GR Supra by about $9,000 – from $46,440 to $55,400.

The 3.0 Premium will set you back $58,550. To put things in perspective, the BMW M340i, which packs the same engine in a more practical package, has a starting MSRP of $59,600, while the more compact BMW 240i starts at $49,700. 

Other iconic Toyota names are coming back 

I think part of the reason the Toyota GR Supra will not be as popular as its 1990s iteration is the fact Toyota is churning out new exciting models. In the next two to three years, we are going to see the new Toyota MR-2, which will continue to be a mid-engine sports car, and the new Toyota Celica, which will be a more luxury-oriented, AWD model

With the new Celica, Toyota is introducing a new, 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that would, reportedly, make 400 horsepower in stock configuration. The MR-2 is said to feature the G16E-GTS engine, but given it will be positioned above the Celica, it begs the question, will it really have the GR Corolla's G16E-GTS, three-cylinder or something else? Regardless, both these Toyota models promise performance similar or greater than the current GR Supra. 

In conclusion... 

The fifth-generation Toyota Supra turned out to be an exceptional performance car despite mixed receptions due to the foreign underpinnings. While there may be some initial appreciation, I think the GR Supra will remain one of the more attainable performance cars on the used-performance car market. What are your thoughts on it? 

Dimitar Angelov's automotive interests made him an expert in a wide variety of vehicles. Japanese brands like Toyota are closest to his heart, although performance cars in general are his favorite segment, which is why he is constantly on the lookout for the best deals on the market. Dimitar Angelov's car passion and knack for the written word led him to complete a Master of Arts in Media and Communications, and classic car restoration. Dim is happy to get behind the wheel of any car and share his impressions. You can follow Dimitar on XLinked-inInstagram, and Facebook.

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