Toyota Supra finally lands in Singapore – and its price will shock you!



The most famous Toyota sports car is available here in 2.0 and 3.0-litre forms, from S$205k without COE

SINGAPORE

It’s the car launch that petrolheads across the island have been waiting for: the fifth-generation Toyota Supra has now officially made its Singaporean debut, at an event for the media and selected guests at Borneo Motor’s Leng Kee road showroom.

We’ve covered all the new Supra’s technical details, development history, and relations with its platform twin, the BMW Z4, in our debut article in January, which you can read here:

What we didn’t know back then though, was how much the Supra would sell for. Our guess was a price tag of around S$300k, based on how it was priced against key rivals in the UK. Boy, were we wrong. 

In Singapore, the new Supra starts at S$205,000 without certificate of entitlement (COE); that’s for the 2.0-litre four-cylinder version (black car), which has a VES rating of B. The headline-grabbing 3.0-litre six-pot though (red and white cars), goes for S$225,000 without COE, with a VES rating of C1. 

That’s really not a lot of money once you compare it to sports cars with similar performance figures, as this table shows:

Car

Price (w/o COE)

Price (w/ COE, as of 5 Nov)

Toyota Supra 3.0L

S$225,000

S$266,800 (approx)

Alpine A110

S$238,800

S$280,600 (approx)

BMW M240i

S$245,888

BMW M2 Competition

S$334,888

BMW Z4 sDrive30i

S$286,888

BMW Z4 M40i

– 

S$344,888

Ford Mustang Ecoboost

S$261,888

Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400

S$275,800

Porsche 718 Boxster S

S$336,788

S$378,500 (approx)

“The Supra is meant to reward those who want the reliability and peace of mind that comes with a Toyota badge, and at the same time want the performance and excitement of a sports car,” says Ms Jasmmine Wong (below), Managing Director, Inchcape Singapore, Borneo Motor’s parent company. “Our whole mission with the Supra is to make sure it’s priced in such a way that it’s attainable, so that it’s within the reach of the average Singaporean.”

Despite the Supra’s relative affordability, Borneo Motors hasn’t skimped on the cars’ spec. All Supras come with LED headlights, a Toyota-skinned version of BMW’s iDrive infotainment system, digital instrument cluster, dual-zone air-con, and a comprehensive raft of safety features including eight airbags, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, autonomous emergency braking, lane keep assist, and dynamic cruise control.

In addition to the extra two cylinders and 100-odd horsepower, the 3.0-litre Supra is additionally endowed with larger wheels (19-inch vs 18-inch), a larger touchscreen (8.8-inch versus 6.5-inch), part-Alcantara seats, a wireless phone charger, and a heads up display.

 

Toyota Supra 2.0L

Toyota Supra 3.0L

Engine

1,998cc inline 4, 16V, turbocharged 

2,998cc inline 6, 24V, turbocharged

Power

255hp @ 5,000rpm

335hp @ 5,000rpm

Torque

400Nm @ 4,400rpm

500Nm @ 4,500rpm

Gearbox

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

Acceleration

5.2 seconds

4.3 seconds

Top speed

250km/h

250km/h

Fuel efficiency

6.7L/100km

7.7L/100km


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