IT’S A BEST BUY BECAUSE:
The Supra delivers racetrack-ready performance capabilities, and it’s also balanced and reasonably comfortable in everyday driving.
It’s not a “pure” Toyota, passenger and cargo space is expectedly cozy, and a manual transmission isn’t available.
The new Supra’s full name is GR Supra. The “GR” stands for GAZOO Racing, a Toyota motorsports division. Toyota lists the Supra’s 0-60-mph time at 4.1 seconds, with an electronically limited track top speed of 155 mph.
WHAT IS IT?
Toyota revives its Supra nameplate for 2020 on a two-seat, rear-wheel-drive sports car powered by an inline 6-cylinder engine. However, unlike previous Supras, the new one is a joint venture—Toyota partnered with German automaker BMW in the development process, and the 2020 Supra shares its basic structure and powertrain with BMW’s redesigned-for-2019 Z4 two-seat roadster. The Supra comes only as a hardtop coupe in 3.0, 3.0 Premium, and limited-production Launch Edition models.
Standard on all are Adaptive Variable Suspension, variable-assist/variable-ratio sport-tuned electric power steering, and an active differential that uses an electric motor and multi-plate clutches to control torque distribution between the rear wheels. Also standard are 19-inch forged aluminum wheels with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires (wider in the rear than in the front), and performance disc brakes (with 13.7-inch rotors and 4-piston Brembo calipers in front). A Sport Mode drive setting dials in sharpened throttle response, crisper shifts from the transmission, a weightier steering feel, more aggressive active-differential tuning, reduced intervention of the traction and stability control systems, and an amplified exhaust note. Available features include heated leather-trimmed seats, a full-color head-up display, JBL-brand premium audio system, wireless device charging, and a navigation system.
The Toyota Supra is a new-for-2020 vehicle.
The Supra is rated at a respectable 24 mpg city/31 highway. Premium-grade gas is required.
VALUE IN CLASS
Toyota purists may be upset at the infusion of German DNA into a beloved Japanese nameplate, but if it doesn’t upset your brand loyalty, the new Supra has a lot to offer. It’s equally engaging on the track and on the street, and compared to its class rivals, it’s a good value. On paper, the Supra doesn’t boast the outright brawn of some rival high-performance cars, but from behind the wheel, it should satisfy the most discerning drivers.
|BASE PRICE RANGE||$49,990 – $55,250|
|BODY STYLES||2-Door Coupe|
|AVAILABLE ENGINES||Turbocharged 335-HP, 3.0-Liter 6-Cyl.|
|DRIVE WHEELS||Rear-Wheel Drive|
|EPA FUEL-ECONOMY RANGE||24-31 MPG|