IT’S A BEST BUY BECAUSE:

The Supra delivers racetrack-ready performance capabilities, and it’s also balanced and reasonably comfortable in everyday driving.

BUT…

It’s not a “pure” Toyota, passenger and cargo space is expectedly cozy, and a manual transmission isn’t available.

WORTH NOTING:

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.

WHAT’S NEW?

The Toyota Supra is a new-for-2020 vehicle.

FUEL ECONOMY

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
BUILT IN Austria
EPA FUEL-ECONOMY RANGE 24-31 MPG

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