Just some days in the past, we shared video of the brand new Supra that Toyota Mexico “accidently” posted on Twitter, giving us our first un-camouflaged glimpse of the automotive, although particulars have been sparse.
Fortunately, we didn’t have lengthy to attend, as Toyota unveiled the all-new 2020 Toyota Supra early this morning on the Detroit Auto Present, the place we acquired to see the brand new Supra in all its glory, and get the nitty-gritty on Toyota’s iconic sports activities automotive.
Toyota guarantees a sports activities automotive that delivers an exhilarating mix of energy, precision and agility because of a rear-wheel drive design that honors Toyota sports activities automotive heritage with its low middle of gravity and ideal 50:50 weight steadiness. There’s a robust connection to the 1967 2000 GT and 1993-2002 Supra in each design and mechanical configuration.
The 2020 Supra might be powered by a turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine. The brand new Supra’s 3.0-liter twin-scroll turbo six will produce 335 hp and 365 lb-ft of torque and is paired with a quick-shifting 8-speed automated transmission with paddle shifters. Toyota initiatives 0-60 mph acceleration in 4.1 seconds, making this the quickest Toyota-branded manufacturing automobile but.
Whereas the specs look fairly good on paper, it’s clear that many Supra fanatic have been hoping for extra. And you may’t actually blame them, contemplating that the outgoing mannequin (which is 25 years outdated) put out almost the identical quantity of horsepower (320HP vs 335HP). Didn’t they study something from the Toyota 86 and the criticism it acquired?
After which there’s the styling, which is slightly busy and greater than a little bit polarizing. The entrance fascia remedy, the unusual trying doorways, there’s quite a bit happening right here. The FT-1 Idea was completely attractive, however clearly one thing acquired misplaced in translation.
However you by no means know, perhaps like the brand new Camry, it’s going to find yourself rising on us over time.. 🤷♂️
Colours for the brand new Supra are everywhere in the spectrum, from the daring Renaissance Pink 2.0, Nitro Yellow and Downshift Blue to the dramatic Phantom Matte Grey, to the normal Absolute Zero White, Tungsten Silver, Turbulence Grey and Nocturnal Black.
Pricing for the 2020 Toyota Supra begins at $49,990 for the bottom 3.0 mannequin and $53,990 for the 3.0 Premium. There’s additionally a particular Launch Version mannequin for $55,250 that’s restricted to 1,500 vehicles, is painted Absolute Zero White, Nocturnal Black or Renaissance Pink 2.0, and options high-contrast crimson mirror caps and 19-inch solid matte black alloy wheels, together with carbon-fiber accents and a numbered badge.
Each grades come filled with normal options, however the 3.0 Premium trim provides an upgraded 8.8-inch touchscreen show, Supra Join telematics companies, wi-fi Apple CarPlay, premium 12-speaker JBL audio system, wi-fi telephone charging and a colour Head-Up Show, together with heated, leather-trimmed seats.
The Driver Help Package deal ($1,195) provides an extra suite of security options that features full velocity adaptive cruise management, blind spot monitor, rear cross site visitors alert, parking sonar and rear collision warning.
It needs to be attention-grabbing to see how folks react to the brand new Toyota Supra. It’s been a very long time within the making (all most too lengthy), and the expectation ranges have been set actually excessive. We’ll remember to let you know the way it drives after we get some seat time within the automotive..
What do you suppose, was the 2020 Toyota Supra definitely worth the wait?