A80 Supra was one of the best cars of its generation, and it has a legendary status. Many awaited its successor to come, and their prays were answered in this year’s Detroit Auto Show. This car didn’t disappoint anyone as Toyota built a monster which has a turbocharged six-cylinder engine, an active chassis and a suite of driver assistance technology.
This car is on sale now, it starts from £52,695, with the range-topping A90 Edition model costing £56,945. All 900 models that were sent to the UK and European market have all been sold, and now the next batch will be coming in the summer of 2020. So, you guys will be saying what about its Specs? Well, European Supras have BMW-sourced turbocharged 3.0-liter straight-six petrol, producing 335bhp and 500Nm of torque. Every model is rear-wheel-drive, and each is fitted with an eight-speed ZF automatic gearbox, providing a claimed 0–62mph time of 4.3 seconds and an electronically-limited top speed of 155mph.
The new version of Toyota’s Supra has different controls. From the system monitor to steering, from throttle to brake input, etc., have been changed a lot. Moreover, torque vectoring between the rear wheels accordingly to provide maximum grip. Also, Gazoo Racing claimed that the new Supra had been conceived as “a sports car in its purest form” with “no compromise that would diminish the driving experience.” Toyota confirmed that four-cylinder versions of the Supra had been developed for the Japanese market, for now, it hasn’t been confirmed that will it come to the European market or not.
Both the Supra SZ and SZ-R will be using a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol engine, mated to the same eight-speed automatic as the flagship model. The Japanese base model of Supra SZ produces 194bhp, making it slightly less powerful than a GT 86. This horsepower deficit is offset somewhat by an extra 100Nm of torque, with a total figure of 320Nm, which allows a 0–62mph time of 6.5 seconds.
The SZ-R gets a reflashed ECU, boosting power to 254bhp and 400Nm, and cutting the 0–62mph time to 5.2 seconds. All this sounds extremely good but there is one question, and that is the price of these cars. Well, Supra Pro models in the UK are priced from £54,000, and the prices for the special edition model start at £56,945.