This year marks the 35th anniversary of the launch of the Supra nameplate in Japan.
The Supra name has been around for much longer as the Celica Supra, but over in Japan it wasn’t until 1986 (with the third generation A70) did the automaker adopt officially adopt the name there. The JDM A40/50 and the A60 were called the Celica XX, not Celica Supra.
No doubt Toyota wants to commemorate the occasion as the company did build anniversary editions of the previous-generation A80 model. And that's why we're looking at this GR Supra 35th Anniversary Edition.
There are two variants with the RZ (3.0-liter) and the SZ-R (2.0-liter) models. Most of the exterior changes between the only difference between the standard GR Supra and the anniversary edition are visual only. The main difference would be the matte black 19-inch wheels and the colors.
The RZ 35th Anniversary Edition is exclusively in Matte Storm Gray metallic while the SZ-R is available in all 5 factory colors, including Lightning Yellow, as seen in the photo. The latter also comes with the larger brakes standard on the RZ with matching red calipers.
Inside the only changes on both 35th Anniversary Edition Supras are the seats. Instead of black, they are upholstered in red leather. There is also a 35th-anniversary carbon ornament in front of the passenger seat. On the RZ, wireless charging comes standard, while the SZ-R gets a special set of pedals.
No changes were made under the hood or to the suspension. With that, both the turbocharged 3.0-liter mill and the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine on the RZ and SZ-R, respectively, produce the same output.
Interested in the 35th Anniversary GR Supra? Unfortunately, friends in Japan can’t just walk up to a dealership and order. Instead, Toyota says Japanese customers will have to apply via an online lottery/raffle from August 6 to 31. The automaker will then pick the winners that can buy one.
A total of 70 units will be built, limited to 35 units each for both the RZ and the SZ-R. Prices for the 35th Anniversary Edition in Japan start at JPY 6,535,000 (PHP 2,986,000) for the SZ-R and at ¥7,835,000 (PHP 3,579,000) for the RZ.