It has been no secret that Toyota planned on bringing back the Supra. We have seen teasers, leaks, and lots of speculation about what the fifth-generation Japanese sports coupe will be. Fortunately, the wait is over. Here it is: the 2020 Toyota Supra.
Obviously, the Supra looks a lot like the FT-1 concept that appeared at the Detroit Auto Show five years ago. Though, the Supra took a more tame approach to that design language. The body is full of creases, vents, and complex lines that are sure to capture the attention. Plus, the integrated spoiler on the hatch has a shape reminiscent of the ridiculous wing found on the fourth-generation A80 Supra. Whether or not you like the looks is a different story. Styling is always subjective, but let us know what you think in the comments down below!
This is perhaps the most important category for the new Supra. Under the hood is a twin-scroll turbocharged inline six-cylinder that makes 335 horsepower and 365 lb-ft of torque. Sending that power to the rear wheels is an 8-speed automatic transmission only. Sorry manual fans — no 6-speed for the Supra, at least not currently. Between the transmission and the rear wheels is a torque vectoring differential as well. Not some brake actuated system either. No, this is a real-deal torque vectoring diff that can send up to 100% of the engine’s power to either wheel. All of this makes for a Toyota claimed 0-60 time of 4.1 seconds, about a full second faster than the previous generation Supra from two decades ago.
The new Supra will have some drive modes available. The two presets are ‘Normal’ and ‘Sport’. Sport mode essentially functions as the Supra’s track mode with heavier steering, sharper throttle response, reduced traction control, sharper shifts, more aggressive diff tuning and amplified exhaust sound. There is also an individual mode where the driver can program their own settings.
Helping keep the Supra level in the corners is a standard adaptive suspension system that will come on every new Supra. This will work with a double joint spring strut front suspension setup and a five-arm multi-link rear suspension setup. Each corner has a 19-inch forged alloy rim, with staggered tires front to back. The fronts will get 255/35/r19s while the rears will get 275/35/r19s.
Trims, Tech, and Pricing
The 2020 Toyota Supra will technically be available in three trims at launch. There’s the 3.0, 3.0 Premium, and Launch edition, with the Launch Edition trim being based on the 3.0 Premium trim. The 3.0 trim will come with a 6.5-inch display with a rotary dial control interface. Move up to the 3.0 Premium and that screen turns into an 8.8-inch display with Apple Car Play connectivity (no Android Auto). Plus you also get a premium 12-speaker audio system, navigation, wireless charging, and a heads-up display. Though, the stereo and nav will be optional on the 3.0 trim.
The Launch edition builds further on the 3.0 Premium trim with some special aesthetic touches. Only 1,500 launch editions will be built. They will feature red mirror caps, matte black wheels, and a red leather interior (unless you get the red exterior paint, then it is black leather). Each Launch Edition Supra will have a numbered carbon fiber badge on the dash board that features Toyota’s President’s Signature, as well.
How much will each trim cost? The 3.0 trim is set to start at $49,990, 3.0 Premium will be $53,990 and the Launch Edition will be $55,990. A driver assistance package is available on all trims for an additional $1,195, while the navigation and audio package on the base trim will cost an additional $2,460.
Toyota will begin selling the 2020 Toyota Supra in the Summer of 2019. We expect to drive one sometime between now and then. That should cover everything you need to know about the 2020 Toyota Supra, at least until we get the chance to drive one. Stay tuned to TFLcar.com for the latest news, views & real-world reviews and more information about the latest 2020 Toyota Supra.