Just in case you didn’t already know what the 2020 Toyota Supra looked like.
I think at this point we can really, truly say the cat’s out of the bag. Thanks to a tweet on Toyota Mexico’s Twitter page (the tweet has since been removed), we’ve seen the whole car without any camouflage. Yes, we’ve seen it before, but this is the first real video we’ve seen out of Toyota showing the 2020 Toyota Supra. As much as I’ve said it before: This is the genuine article.
Remember the FT-1 concept from the 2014 Detroit Auto Show? It’s taken many of its design cues from that concept. While it’s been dialed down quite a bit, some of the muscular and aggressive features remain. There are huge air intakes at the front, as well as a cool-looking spoiler. It’s headlights with integrated DRLs and turn signals are reminiscent of the old A80 Supra. There’s even a striking crease just behind the rear door with what looks like an air intake. It’s also obvious now that the Supra has staggered rear wheels, to make the most of what power it sends to the rear wheels.
Speaking of power, there’s no official word on how much it produces just yet. We’ll finally know that answer on Monday, during the press days for the 2019 Detroit Auto Show. It will likely use a 3.0-liter inline-six that makes similar numbers to the 2019 BMW Z4. The two companies co-developed the two cars, so it stands to reason the Supra will have a horsepower figure somewhere around the mid-300 range.
What about the interior?
Right at the beginning of the YouTube video, posted by SupraMkV forums, we get a brief glimpse of the interior. The 2020 Toyota Supra sports a BMW-esque gear lever — a nod to what’s likely to be an eight-speed automatic transmission. The infotainment system also looks identical to BMW’s system, with what looks like an 8- or 9-inch screen. The low, narrow dashboard’s minimalist design looks like it lets the driver get down to business, which is always a good sign.
So there you have it, folks. If you were curious what the Supra looks like in the flesh, you have it a few days before the reveal. Of course, we’ll be at this year’s North American International Auto Show. And on Monday, January 14, we’ll have much, much more information to give. Stay tuned for that and more coverage from Detroit!