Toyota has expanded its UK range with the introduction of a lighter and more affordable version of its new GR Supra.

The Japanese brand revived the Supra in 2019 as its new flagship sports car, and the first model to be produced by Gazoo Racing to be sold in the UK.

So far it’s just been available with a 335bhp 3.0-litre petrol engine, but Toyota has now introduced a less powerful and more affordable 2.0-litre unit to the UK – both engines being shared with the BMW Z4, the Supra’s mechanically-similar twin.

This new turbocharged powerplant produces 254bhp and 400Nm of torque – enabling a 0-60mph time of five seconds (0.9 seconds slower than the 3.0-litre model) and a 155mph top speed, which matches the more powerful option.

An eight-speed ZF automatic gearbox is also used, with power being delivered to the rear wheels. Toyota claims the 2.0-litre model can return 38.7mpg, with CO2 emissions of 167g/km. In comparison the 3.0-litre engine claims to manage 34.4mpg with 188g/km of CO2.

The smaller engine helps to shave 100kg off the weight of the Supra, with Toyota claiming it helps to improve “chassis balance for even sharper handling”. The only design changes to the 3.0-litre option are new 18-inch alloy wheels and slightly smaller exhaust tailpipes, which get a new chrome finish.

By choosing the 2.0-litre option, you’ll save around £7,000 off the price of the Supra, with the standard ‘Pro’ model coming well-equipped with a reversing camera, black Alcantara sports seats, LED headlights and an 8.8-inch touchscreen. This is priced from £45,995.

Toyota is also offering a ‘Fuji Speedway Edition’ launch model, which is priced from £47,395. This gains larger 19-inch matte black alloy wheels, red door mirrors and Black and red Alcantara upholstery. Only 45 of these will be coming to the UK.

The new 2.0-litre Supra is on sale now.