If you were to name your favorite cars of all time, what would you say? We’re guessing that the Toyota Supra is somewhere on your list. The Supra Turbo (sold from 93 to 98) is the stuff of vehicular legend. What can’t this car do? It’s shredded drag strips in less than 7 seconds and fronted movie franchises. It’s even, by request of Queen Elizabeth II, conducted the London Philharmonic. Mind blown yet? What happens next is even more surprising. Even with all these impressive accolades under its belt, it wasn’t enough to stop Toyota from removing the Supra from its lineup. In fact, it’s been decades since a new Supra has graced our presence. However, things are changing. Toyota, with a lot of help from BMW, is finally bringing it back. Ladies and gentlemen, we would like to introduce you to the new 2020 Toyota Supra A90.
Satisfy your need for speed
The Supra has long been known for its speed and power. This hasn’t changed. But instead of the gigantic 2JZ doing the heavy lifting, the A90 has decided to go in another direction. The new Supra features a slightly altered version of BMW’s B58 turbocharged, direct injected 3.0L inline engine. This powerful engine produces 335 horses and 365-pound-feet of torque. All this is held in check by an 8-speed automatic transmission that offers the complexities of a manual without all the fuss. This should please even the die-hard stick transmission lovers.
We get by with a little help from our friends
Just like its engine, most of the parts in the newly reinvented Supra are manufactured by BMW. Most notably, Toyota partnered with BMW for their platform and powertrains. Toyota pulled inspiration from other classic cars as well to create the new Supra. For instance, there are traces of a Formula 1 machine in the A90’s design. It is clearly visible in the way the center portion of the hood turns into a pronounced schnoz in the front. There are also echoes of the ‘67 2000GT, just look at the Supra’s pinched tail. Still, it’s safe to say the styling for the new Supra is 100% Toyota. You can see traces of its old school predecessor in the headlights and front fender design of the new A90.
No matter the angle that you look at the new Supra you can’t deny that it’s something to behold. Instead of merely being beautiful, every rounded corner, nook, and cranny fits a purpose. The end result is a beautiful and efficient looking piece of machinery. This holds true both in the interior and exterior of the new Supra. The interior itself comes with a number of impressive standard features like rain sensing wipers, 6.5-inch digital display, dual-zone automatic climate control, and more.
Can’t wait to wrap your hands around the steering wheel of the new Supra? The good news is you won’t have to wait very long. In fact, we should expect to see it hit the market around the summertime. When you’re ready to take it home, it’ll cost you at least $50,000. This might seem a little pricey for a Supra but, when the BMW parts are factored in, things begin making more sense. Standard color choices for the 2020 Toyota Supra include gray, black, white, silver, blue, and red. Other colors are available as well but you will have that pay extra for that. For instance, if your favorite color is yellow, this paint choice will cost you an extra $400. If matte grey is more your thing, it’ll set you back approximately $1,200.
The Bottom Line
Back in the day, there were few experiences that beat cruising down the highway with your powerful Supra. Toyota hopes to bring this feeling back for old fans and to introduce the phenomenon to a whole new generation of drivers. Through the company’s collaboration with BMW, the new Supra represents the best of both brands. Who can beat a vehicle with the quality, speed, power, and good looks that these two brands are known to provide? The answer is pretty self explanatory. So, what are you waiting for? When are you going to get behind the wheel of the new Supra?