The all-new Toyota GR Supra is the fifth generation of Toyotas legendary sports car and the first global GR model from Toyota Gazoo Racing and is available in the UK now although it has already sold out its entire UK allocation for 2019, in advance of the car reaching the road (Yes, its that good!). On the road prices start at £52,695 and the first cars will be delivered to customers from September…
THE NEW TOYOTA GR SUPRA has been conceived as a sports car in its purest form, with no compromise that might diminish the pleasure of the driving experience.
Chief Engineer Tetsuya Tada has adhered to the classic form of a front-mounted, straight-six engine driving the rear wheels, building on the heritage of Toyota's past Supra generations and original 2000GT sports car.
Driving enthusiasts can expect an exhilarating blend of power, agility and precision handling, delivered by the car's combination of a short wheelbase and wide track, light weight, low centre of gravity and highly rigid body.
The 3.0-litre engine is fitted with a single twin-scroll turbocharger and produces 335bhp and 368lb ft of torque. Partnered by an eight-speed automatic transmission, it is characterised by smooth and powerful acceleration with large amounts of torque available across all engine speeds. Top speed is electronically limited to 155mph with 0-62mph accelerton in 4.3 seconds.
Toyota Gazoo Racing was instrumental in honing the new sports car's performance, working extensively on the famous Nürburgring Nordschleife and surrounding roads in Germany to achieve the most agile, stable and rewarding handling possible.
The Toyota GR Supra 2019 is introduced with two high-performance grades: Supra 3.0L and Supra 3.0L Pro. At the entry point to the new model range, the Toyota GR Supra 3.0L benefits from high-performance features and systems to help the driver enjoy the car's full dynamic potential including an active differential, Adaptive Variable Suspension, and 19-inch forged alloy wheels with a high-performance brake package. Other Supra 3.0L grade features include dual-zone automatic AirCon, Adaptive Cruise Control with stop and go, smart entry and push-button start, steering wheel with leather trim and auxiliary switches and a digital combimeter in the driver's instrument display.
The Supra 3.0L Pro grade, likely to be the most popular grade in the UK, builds the specification with black leather upholstery, 12-speaker JBL premium sound system, head-up display, wireless mobile phone charger and storage and lighting packs.
Toyota's sports car heritage is referenced in the design of the Toyota GR Supra. The influence of the landmark 2000GT is particularly in evidence in the long bonnet, compact body and double-bubble roof, while the distinctive look of the fourth generation Supra is captured in both the front and rear styling, notably in the muscular rear wings and the arc of the integrated spoiler. The resemblance is more than skin-deep, though, as the Toyota GR Supra has the same classic sports car format of a powerful, front-mounted six-cylinder engine and rear-wheel drive as its celebrated predecessors.
The driver's cockpit neatly combines sports car elements with ultra-modern functionality. Designed to help the driver focus entirely on the business of driving, it is directly influenced by the layout found in single-seater race cars. The low, slim, horizontal dashboard maximises the forward view through the windscreen, helping the driver place the car with precision in high-speed driving.
The boot space is large enough for two people's luggage for a weekend away and can be extended with a removable panel, creating room for a golf bag or all the personal kit needed for a track day.
The sports seats are upholstered in black Alcantara and are power-adjustable (including lumbar support) with integrated heating and memory functions. The infotainment specifications feature a 10-speaker audio system with 8.8-inch display, navigation system with Supra Connect (in applicable markets), Bluetooth and USB port. The multimedia system provides smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay, allowing dedicated iPhone applications to be accessed using the display.
Safety features include the Supra Safety+ package, which provides a Pre-Collision System with a pedestrian detection function and the ability to recognise cyclists during daytime driving; Lane Departure Alert with steering assist; Adaptive Cruise Control, Automatic High Beam; Adaptive Front-light System, which adjusts the headlight illumination in line with the car's steering angle; Road Sign Assist; Blind Spot Monitor with Lane Change Departure Alert; Rear Cross-Traffic Alert; Rear-end Collision Alert; and Intelligent parking sensors. All versions are fitted with an alarm, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System and an eCall function that will send an automatic location alert to the emergency services in the event of a serious collision.
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ultimate craft beer festival hits Hyde Park on Wednesday 10th and Thursday
BARCLAYCARD PRESENTS BRITISH SUMMER TIME HYDE PARK has teamed up with the UK's biggest and best craft beer festival, Craft Beer Rising, for two special summer events celebrating all things craft beer, street food and festival vibes!
Craft Beer Rising presents Brew Summertime will be the biggest outdoor craft beer and street food festival in the UK. It's all taking place at London's iconic festival Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park on Wednesday 10th July and Thursday 11th July.
Tickets start at just £5.90 (plus £1 booking fee) and with a host of iconic DJs behind the decks this unique Hyde Park experience is an absolute steal!
Brew Summertime brings the independent craft beer revolution to Hyde Park with the finest ingredients, eco-values, traceability and organic credentials, making it a unique experience among such events which are often limited by their big brand ownership.
Building on years of expertise gained hosting Craft Beer Rising each year in February, this brand-new 4,000 capacity event will transform the festival's lavish Barclaycard VIP Summer Garden into a unique space that offers up the very best in artisan beer, cider, spirits, food and music.
There's plenty of choice too with 36 brewers sourced locally and far afield, five drinks partners, seven acclaimed and gourmet street food vendors as well as a vast array of premium drinks!
This is the ultimate summer experience for lovers of real beer and ale, genuinely tasty food and musical good times.
Craft Beer Rising presents Brew Summertime tickets will start at just £5.90 (plus £1 booking fee) and are available to buy at www.craftbeerrising.co.uk.
EVENT DETAILS Venue: Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park, London | Dates: 10th July + 11th July | Doors: 4pm / Curfew: 10pm | Age restriction: 18+ only
Olivia Wilde in the powerful and acclaimed A Vigilante in Cinemas and on Digital 31st May, and on DVD 3rd June...
OLIVIA WILDE gives a defining and captivating performance in what critics are hailing the most important film of the year.
A once abused woman, Sadie (Olivia Wilde), devotes herself to ridding victims of their domestic abusers while hunting down the husband she must kill to truly be free.
Co-starring CJ Wilson (The Sinner) and Morgan Spector (Homeland) this is a compelling, gritty and highly enthralling revenge thriller with a powerful message. Starring Olivia Wilde (Tron: Legacy), Morgan Spector (Homeland) and CJ Wilson (Manchester by the Sea). Directed by Sarah Daggar-Nickson. From the Producer of Lone Survivor and 2 Guns. Executive Producers of End of Watch and Bone Tomahawk.
The once-in-a-lifetime cinematic event of the year APOLLO 11 releases across the UK...
WITH NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN, newly digitised footage designed to be viewed on the big screen and a propulsive electronic soundtrack, director Todd Douglas Miller (Emmy award-winning, Dinosaur 13) takes audiences to the moon and back in a jaw-dropping and thrilling documentation about the historic 1969 Apollo 11 mission.
Following its triumph at Sundance Film Festival where the film won the Documentary Special Jury Award for Editing, APOLLO 11 will receive its UK Premiere at Sundance London.
The film is crafted from a newly discovered trove of 70mm footage, and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings. It takes us straight to the heart of NASA’s most celebrated mission — the one that first put men on the moon, and forever made Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin into household names.
Immersed in the perspectives of the astronauts, the team in Mission Control and the millions of spectators on the ground, we vividly experience those momentous days and hours in 1969 when humankind took a giant leap into the future.
Hailed as a new benchmark in documentary filmmaking, APOLLO 11 will be released in cinemas across the UK from 28th June.
suns high-balling, the sky brilliant blue its officially
that time of the year again...
WITH ALL THE FASHION CHAT going on, don't forget one very important add-on that always takes your beach/pool-side look from hot to FIRE sizzling beachwear.
High waisted, belted, neon, crinkle you name it and you've probably read about it in the last few weeks.
Whether you're relaxing poolside or soaking up the sun in style, Boux Avenue’s collection of beachwear and beach cover-ups are the perfect holiday essentials you need when escaping to the tropics this summer.
So for a sweet few weeks Leave the UK and try to forget Brex-it; instead think Bikini-it!
And check out Boux Avenue it's your summertime Go To.