Toyota Supra is a sports car and grand tourer manufactured by Toyota Motor Corporation beginning in 1978. The initial four generations of the Supra were produced from 1978 to 2002. The fifth generation has been produced since March 2019 and went on sale in May 2019.
The rebirth of Toyota’s iconic Supra has been one of the most anticipated vehicle launches of the past couple years. The wait is now over as the 2020 Toyota Supra — the Toyota GR Supra, to be precise — is here, offering a blend of stout performance from its twin-turbo inline 6-cylinder engine and sharp handling from a rear-drive chassis that deftly balances cornering ability with ride comfort. Jointly developed with BMW but independently tuned by Toyota, the 2020 Supra is a coupe variant of the same platform that underpins BMW’s new Z4 Roadster.
Toyota Supra comes in 3 Different Models: The Launch Edition, Toyota Supra 3.0 and the 3.0 Premium.
When designing the all-new fifth-generation Supra, Toyota’s goal was to craft a true sports car. Helping achieve that goal is the application of serious performance gear across the Supra lineup. Even the base-level Supra 3.0 trim includes a sport suspension with adaptive dampers, an electronically-controlled locking differential, staggered 19-inch wheels with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires, and 4-piston Brembo front brake calipers that clamp 13.7-inch rotors. Whatever Supra you buy, it’s going to be quick.
This powerful beast features
- 3.0L twin-scroll single-turbo DOHC 24-valve inline 6-cylinder
- Front-engine, Rear-Wheel Drive (RWD)
- 8-Speed AT with paddle shifters
- 19-in. forged-aluminum twin-spoke wheels with dual-tone finish
- Brembo® 66 4-piston ventilated disc brakes (front)
- 8.8-in. full-digital TFT LCD gauge cluster including tachometer, speedometer and MID
- Heated Black leather-trimmed sport seats
- 12-speaker JBL® 64 HiFi Surround Sound system (500W)
- 8.8-in. touch-screen with Supra Command featuring touchpad control with navigation, 68 AM/FM, Digital Audio, SiriusXM®, 65 wireless Apple CarPlay® 58 compatible, voice recognition and USB 59/Bluetooth® 70 connectivity
- Qi-compatible wireless smartphone charging 69 tray with light indicator
- Toyota Supra Connect 61 featuring Emergency Calling, Battery Guard, Remote Control Lock/Ventilation, Real-Time Traffic Information, Map Updates, Concierge Service and Toyota Supra Online (services available online; app available for iOS only)
Toyota Supra engine and transmission
The 2020 Toyota Supra is powered by a twin-scroll turbocharged inline 6-cylinder engine making 335 horsepower from 5,000 to 6,500 rpm and 365 lb-ft of torque from 1,600-4,500 rpm. Part of the joint-development program with BMW, the engine not only delivers power smoothly with minimal vibration, its consistent with earlier Supra models which were also offered with inline six powerplants.
Mounted aft the engine and driving the rear axle is an 8-speed torque converter automatic transmission that allows for a sequential shift mode via steering-wheel mounted paddle shifters or via the console-mounted shift lever.
Toyota Supra fuel economy
The all-new Toyota Supra has an EPA fuel economy rating of 24 mpg city, 26 mpg highway and 24 mpg combined.
How many people does the Toyota Supra seat?
The new Supra is strictly a 2-seat sports coupe, foregoing the vestigial rear seats of previous Supra models.
How much does the new Toyota Supra cost in the US?
The 2020 Toyota Supra starts at $49,990, and the top-tier Supra 3.0 Premium model is priced from $53,690. A limited number of special Launch Edition models will also be offered for $55,250.
Toyota Supra Interior
Peek inside the 2020 Supra’s interior and you’ll find a sleek, sporting, and functional cabin. You’ll also find numerous giveaways that the Toyota Supra shares much of its componentry with BMW. Mind you, that’s not a bad thing. The switches, climate controls, and infotainment system control knob all operate with a satisfyingly German feel. Plus, the Supra is the first Toyota we know of that offers wireless CarPlay, a feature common among BMWs.
Passenger comfort is another high point inside the new Supra. The new model might only have two seats, but those two seats are fantastic. The standard units offer driver-side memory and 14-way power adjustment including seatback width and 4-way lumbar support. While seated in those supportive and comfy perches, occupants enjoy abundant space. During the track portion of our test, our driver had ample clearance between his helmet and the headliner. Hidden out back beneath the rear hatch is a large, covered storage area, perfect for a weekend’s worth of luggage…or spare tires for a day at the racetrack.
Toyota Supra Exterior
The new Supra’s exterior was inspired by the Toyota FT-1 Concept. That concept’s swoopy style was grafted onto a platform shared with BMW and sporting a wide track and super short wheelbase (4-inches shorter than the tiny Toyota 86). The Supra’s short stance yields wonderful agility on a race track but creates long front and rear overhangs that, to some eyes, look ungainly. Elsewhere, numerous non-functional vents and intakes either add visual excitement or needless interruption of the Supra’s body lines, depending on your tastes.
Regardless of trim, all Supras ride on staggered-width 19-inch wheels shod in grippy Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires. Behind those wheels, Premium and Launch Edition Supras feature red brake calipers. Up front, 6-lens LED headlights accentuated by LED running lights add stylistic pizzazz while the rear (our favorite angle) boasts a kicked-up decklid inspired by the hoop spoiler found on the fourth-generation Supra Turbo.
How does the 2020 Toyota Supra drive?
Our stylistic complaints about the 2020 Toyota Supra’s short wheelbase are tempered by its elevated handling prowess. On a racetrack the new Supra changes direction with precision and panache, thanks in part to that short wheelbase. This is a car that lives to turn. And while doing so, its Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires provide impressive grip. As a racetrack plaything, the Supra makes a brilliant partner. That fun-loving nature happily extends to the street as well.
Matching its lateral abilities is a BMW-sourced 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder engine providing exhilarating but measured thrust. The Supra is properly quick but not frighteningly so. For numbers fans, zero- to 60-mph sprints take only 4.1 seconds. Keep the accelerator floored and velocity eventually tops out at 155 miles per hour. Interestingly, the Supra is not offered with a manual transmission. Thankfully the 8-speed automatic is a sweetheart, dishing out near seamless shifts when cruising and responding swiftly to inputs from the steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters.
Driven in the real world, the all-new Toyota Supra rides well. Standard adaptive dampers keep the suspension reasonably soft during simple commutes, though engaging Sport mode promptly stiffens the dampers for more aggressive cornering.
Standard safety features on all Supra models include forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, road sign assist and automatic high beams. An optional $1,195 Driver Assist package is available on all three trims and brings full-speed adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitor, rear cross traffic alert, sonar parking assist and a rear collision warning system.
The 2020 Toyota Supra is covered by Toyota’s standard 3-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty and a 6-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty. Like all Toyotas, the Supra will also come with 2-year/25,000-mile complimentary maintenance.