After a 21-year hiatus, Toyota’s iconic sports car is back, though many say it’s not authentic Japanese.
The all-new, fifth-generation Toyota Supra has finally be unveiled, and it’s truly something else.
Let’s get the controversy out of the way fist: Because the new Supra was co-developed with BMW and shares its platform with the latest BMW Z4, many hardcore enthusiasts refuse to accept it a real Supra. Do you share the same view?
Regardless of who made it, the new Supra is a capable sports car powered by a 3.0-liter inline turbo (yes, it’s a BMW engine) that produces 335 horsepower and 365 lb-ft of torque, all of which is channeled to the rear wheels via a standard eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters and an active rear differential.
Toyota claims a 0 to 70 miles per hour (113 km/h) sprint of 4.1 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph (249 km/h). Four-piston Brembo brakes up front help regulate those speeds.
An adaptive suspension also comes standard, and engineers tout the Supra’s perfect 50:50 weight distribution and optimized aerodynamic distribution, thanks in part to a functional rear spoiler that cancels out any lift produced by the body.
Visually, the all-new Supra draws heavily from the FT-1 concept of 2014, but Toyota’s designers say they also borrowed many styling cues from the fourth-generation Supra and the 1967 Toyota 2000 GT. A long hood, short overhangs and wide stance are in line with traditionally sports car proportions, while the deeply-indented swoops and creases give it a look unlike any other.
The driver-centric interior features a digital instrument cluster that displays things like G-force, lap times, and more; an iDrive-like dial in the center console; and an iPad-style infotainment screen.
Bucket seats boasting integrated headrests and available with leather and heat provide driver and passenger the support they need in everyday driving or while carving up a track.
In the United States, the 2020 Toyota Supra launches with three trim levels: 3.0, 3.0 Premium, and a Launch Edition. The Supra
3.0 starts at $50,920, including the destination fees; the 3.0 Premium kicks off at $54,920, and the Launch Edition is priced at $56,180.
Do you like how the new Toyota Supra turned out? Considering its BMW roots, do you think it’s authentic enough to bear the iconic Supra name? Finally, do yo want one, and is it worth the price?
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