2020 Toyota Supra
Horsepower @ RPM:335
Torque @ RPM:365
0-60 time:4.1 sec.
Top Speed:155 mph (Est.)
The legend returns after more than two decades!
The fifth generation of the iconic sports car, the 2020 Toyota Supra, marked the brand’s return to the U.S. market after 21 years (and in Japan after 17). Unveiled at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show, the Supra Mk. 5 goes on sale for the 2020 model with a high-performance six-cylinder engine and Toyota’s latest technology. Unlike its predecessor, the fifth-gen Supra wasn’t developed in-house by Toyota. The coupe is the result of a long collaboration with BMW, from which Toyota borrowed the chassis, engines, and transmission. Together with its motorsport division, Gazoo Racing, Toyota designed the exterior, the cabin, and retuned the suspension system. The new Supra is also the first vehicle developed by Gazoo Racing to go global. These cars were previously restricted to the Japanese market.
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The 2020 Toyota Supra is pretty awesome, even if it is powered by a BMW heart, and now you can represent the new Supra on your wall with a free poster sent directly from Toyota. They are, naturally in limited supply, but this is the best way to relive your childhood a little more and hand a cool car poster on your wall. To claim your poster, head over to Toyota’s Supra site, but hurry up as there’s no telling when the promotion will end. On top of this there are some free wallpapers and even some free ringtones. We’ve added the wallpapers to this article a little further down the page.
The Four-Cylinder Toyota Supra is Coming, and It’s Definitely The One You Want!
As of the time of this writing, Europe and North America has only been graced with the 3.0-liter Toyota Supra. You know, the one that is rated at 335 horsepower and 365 pound-feet of torque, but was found to produce considerably more in not just one dyno run but two different dyno runs. Now, Toyota has announced that the four-cylinder Supra is coming to Europe (we’re sure it’ll come to North America soon, too) and, the truth is that it comes with a number of quirks that makes it a much better choice over the six-cylinder model. Now, let me tell you why.
This Mustang Bullitt vs Supra Race Proves That Power Isn’t Everything on a Drag Strip
On paper, a 480-horsepower Ford Mustang Bullitt should have no problem beating a 335-horsepower Toyota Supra in a drag race. But the tricky thing about predicting drag race results on paper is that they’re not worth the trees that were cut down to produce said paper. In other words, they don’t mean anything.
Car Magazine SA sought to answer the Mustang Bullitt versus Supra question by doing it the proper way: a drag race between the American muscle car and the Japanese sports car. If you’re looking at the protagonists of this race and you’re convinced that the Mustang Bullitt will have no problem laying waste to the Supra, then you might want to watch this video in all its entirety.
Genuine Toyota Parts Are Coming Back for the A70 and A80 Toyota Supra!
The 1986-1993 A70-gen Toyota Supra might not be as famous as the 1993-2002 A80 Toyota Supra – you can probably thank the Fast and Furious franchise for that – but both were awesome cars and sporty in their own right. So much so, in fact, that they both have their own cult following. Parts, however, are becoming harder and harder to come by, but Toyota finally has an answer: The GR Heritage Parts Project. So, what genuine Toyota Parts can you get for your old-school Supra?
2020 Toyota Supra by AC Schnitzer
The all-new Toyota Supra A90 is an aftermarket tuner’s dream, and it hasn’t taken long for the world’s best tuners to build programs for the returning sports car icon. As you know, AC Schnitzer typically specializes in building aftermarket kits for BMW models but, since the Toyota Supra is a BMW at heart, AC Schnitzer is able to show it some love. AC Schnitzer’s program for the sports car is as all-encompassing as it gets. There’s a full line of upgrades to the Supra’s exterior, interior, engine, and a lot of mechanical parts in between. AC Schnitzer hasn’t rolled out the full price list for this new program, but you can bet it won’t be cheap.
New Rendering Envisions a Real-Life Need For Speed Toyota Supra
The 2019 SEMA Auto Show hosted no less than five different Toyota Supra concepts. None of them, though, can compete with the audacity of this custom rendering of a tricked-out Toyota Supra created by Ambielec Design.
Inspired by the Need For Speed: Heat video game that was launched earlier this month, this Supra rendering wears what is arguably the wildest wide-body kit we’ve seen on the returning Japanese sports coupe. It’s modified to an extent that the only two possible reactions to this rendering are to either love it or hate it. We’re still not sure where we are on that scale.
Watch a Toyota Supra, Dodge Demon, and a BMW E30 Go Head to Head in the Desert
You don’t get to see a Dodge Demon every day. Then again, you don’t get to see it as it stretches its muscles during some good ol’ drag racing in the company of a Toyota Supra, a BMW E30, and Savage Garage’s Ford Raptor. Oh, and this is no prep drag-race, by the way, as the whole scenario unfolds in the desert, between bursting clouds of sand.
Now that we have your attention, get ready to be amazed by the Supra, which proves extremely apt at putting down the power and generating enough grip to shoot ahead of its rivals, literally leaving them behind, choking on its dust.
2020 Toyota GR Supra Heritage Edition
The Toyota Supra has arrived at the 2019 SEMA Auto Show, and in true form, we’re not just talking about one Supra at SEMA. Nope. There are multiple Supras in attendance at SEMA, each wearing a different alter-ego. One of these models is called the Supra Heritage Edition. It’s the most subtle of the Supras in SEMA, but it’s also the one that we identify with the most. Part of the Supra Heritage Edition’s appeal is its connection to the aftermarket tuning world. Toyota created it as an homage to the tuning scene, something that past versions of the Supra were all very familiar with. Granted, the Supra Heritage Edition doesn’t boast any of the over-the-top madness that past custom Supras could claim, but as a celebration of the relationship between the nameplate and the aftermarket tuning scene, the Supra Heritage Edition is as good as it gets.
2020 Toyota Supra lineup for SEMA 2019
Toyota’s usual lineup for the SEMA Show is centered mostly around SUVs and trucks, but the 2019 edition brings the fifth-generation Supra into the spotlight. The Japanese carmaker took the 2019 SEMA Show by storm with a handful of modified Supras, either built by aftermarket tuners or developed by Toyota itself to preview upcoming parts and accessories. Here’s the four most interesting coupes you’ll find on the show floor.
If You’re Thinking of Leasing a 2020 Toyota Supra, You Might Want to Consider the 2020 BMW Z4 Instead
My wife will be the first to tell you that I suck at math, but after reviewing Cars Direct’s findings of lease cost for the 2020 Toyota Supra and 2020 BMW Z4, even I can tell you things don’t add up properly – and that’s saying a lot. In short, the more expensive BMW Z4 is cheaper to lease than the Toyota Supra, even when you go for the Z4 M40i and compare it to the entry-level Toyota Supra. Yikes!
Someone Seriously Crammed a Toyota Supra 1JZ into a Freaking Ford Taurus
This is a 2001 Ford Taurus RWD. There’s nothing special about it, at least if you look at it from all angles. But this particular rear-wheel drive Taurus has a little secret hidden underneath all that underwhelming white body panels. Believe it or not, but this 2001 Ford Taurus with the missing headlamps and the mismatched wheels is actually powered by a 2.5-liter 1JZ-GTE VVTi inline-six-cylinder engine. It’s the same engine Toyota used on the first-generation Supra all the way to the third-generation model. Suffice to say, this 2001 Ford Taurus is the living embodiment of a car that isn’t what it seems at first glance. Just as you scoff at its blandness, it leaves you in the dust with your jaws dropped on the floor.
Here’s How You Get 1,000 Horsepower Out of a 2020 Toyota Supra’s B58 BMW Engine
With testing from Car & Driver and Motor Trend,, we know for a fact that the BMW-sourced B58 inline-six that powers the 2020 Toyota Supra is even more powerful than advertised. But how powerful can it get? Is it tunable to 600 horsepower? Maybe 700 or 800 horsepower? What about 1,000 horsepower? Well, that four-digit figure is exactly what Papadakis Racing is trying to accomplish. That figure isn’t that unheard of for the Supra. Maybe not the 2020 A90-gen Supra, but the third-gen Supra was tuned to the moon and back, and four-digit horsepower numbers were – in a sense – relatively easy to attain if you know your stuff. The real question is whether or not the BMW B58 inline-six can handle a similar power output and, if so, how much of the engine has to be changed? Luckily, we have an entertaining video that shows the entire build process of an alleged 1,000-horsepower B58 build, right from the block on up.
Since We Can’t Get Enough of Toyota-BMW Races, Here’s Another One Featuring The Toyota Supra Taking on The BMW M2 Competition
Since the Toyota Supra is powered by a BMW-sourced engine, it will always have to grapple with the perception that it has BMW DNA running through it. That perception often leads to questions about the Supra and how it could compete against real BMWs. We know that it can beat its sister-from-another-mother, the Z4 Roadster. But what happens if you pit the Supra against a Bimmer like, say, the M2 Competition? Sure, we’ve seen this race before, too. The M2 Competition has the edge over the Supra, but the results haven’t been as lopsided as you might think despite the significant difference in power and performance between the two models. Car Magazine SA sought to find an answer to that question. Can the Toyota Supra beat the BMW M2 Competition? Sometimes, it takes more than a few runs to find an answer, and past races notwithstanding, we get a clear look this time if the Japanese sports car with the German DNA can beat the purebred German beast in a drag race. The results, as you can imagine, are interesting.
How Fast Can Shmee Go On The Autobahn in His 2020 Toyota Supra?
The 2020 Toyota Supra’s performance is undisputed. The U.S. Spec model pumps out a claimed 335 Horsepower and 365 pound-feet of torque from a BMW-sourced 3.0-liter, inline-six. It’s also said to hit 60 mph in as little as 4.1 seconds and tops out at a very German-like 155 mph. The fact that it’s a performer is largely undisputed, but how well it performs does full under some positive scrutiny. Remember, it wasn’t that long ago that Car & Driver tested the Supra and found it to deliver some 339 horsepower and 427 pound-feet of torque at the wheels, 4 ponies and 62 pound-feet more than its official rating. When you do some math, that also points out that the Supra could make as much as 420 horsepower and 530 pound-feet at the crank – that’s some serious power. Two weeks later Motor Trend did a similar test and, while it didn’t put out numbers so high, it still hit 332 horsepower and 387 pound-feet at the wheels, figures that are still higher than Toyota’s published numbers.
The results are a mixed bag of confusion, but it’s easy to conclude that Toyota sandbagged on the performance figures a bit. Now, we get a real-world look at just how well the A90 Supra performs. Well, kind of a real-world look, if you live in Germany, and hit the Autobahn, anyway. YouTube sensation Shmee, also known as Tim Burton in the analog world, took his new Toyota Supra to the Autobahn for a real performance test. He, of course, honored the run-in and break-in period, so it was time to see just what the Supra could do. Unfortunately, Shmee didn’t take the time for some 0-60 mph testing, as this was a Top Speed test, but as it turns out, the Supra can break its rated 155 mph top speed without breaking a sweat.
With a VMAX installed, Burton hit the Autobahn, and, before you know it, he manages to hit 263 kph or about 163 mph according to the car’s digital speedometer. Of course, we know those aren’t 100-percent accurate, and the real top speed – according to his GPS-enabled VMAX – was 259 kph or 161 mph, 6 mph more than the Supra’s supposed top speed. Of course, keep in mind, the car still had more pull – this is where the electronic speedometer kicked in.
The really interesting thing is that this is, essentially, a base Toyota Supra if you exclude the four-banger model available over in the grand land of Japan. Toyota has made it clear that the Supra will be updated on a yearly basis, and more powerful and faster models are likely to trickle into our lives in the near future. How far can the Supra really go before Toyota maxes out on the performance available from that BMW inline-six? Only time will tell. For now, Spend some time with Shmee as he conquers the Autobahn in a 2020 Toyota Supra.
Ford Mustang GT vs. Toyota Supra vs. BMW Z4 - Who Wins?
Carmakers like to pound their chests with Nurburgring lap times when it comes to how fast their cars are, while automotive journos tend to take those cars and measure them against each other in perhaps the most telling form of competition: the good ‘ol drag race.
Naturally, such a staged drag race isn’t always about gas-guzzling muscle cars or heavily-modded vehicles that put out in excess of 1,000 horsepower. We’ve seen econoboxes taking forever to complete the quarter-mile all in the name of fun, so when someone pits the Ford Mustang GT Fastback against the new Toyota Supra and BMW Z4, all we can do is watch and enjoy.
Someone Is Preparing a Widebody Toyota Supra For SEMA and We Can’t Get Enough of It
The new Toyota Supra has been one of the most hyped-up new cars to hit the market in recent years, for various reasons. One of them has to do with its legacy and the huge popularity of the 2JZ-powered fourth-generation Supra and the entire cult that surrounded the Japanese sports car.
Another reason is the partnership between Toyota and BMW, whose fruits are the said 2020 Supra and its cousin, the new BMW Z4. The third argument, which also happens to be strongly related to the first, comes from the Supra’s suitability for tuning jobs. Engine boosts, unique body parts, neon lights, huge wings, you name it. There isn’t a single thing that hasn’t been tried on a Supra.
So, whenever someone like Evasive Motorsports announces a widebody Toyota Supra based on the new model that’s also coming to SEMA 2019, our interest naturally piques. Read on.
10 Surprising Vehicles with More Power than the 2020 Toyota Supra
It seems fair to say that many people were underwhelmed by the Toyota Supra. People knocked Toyota for the Supra’s looks. Some were upset about its high pricing. And a lot of other people didn’t think too kindly to the engine choices that Toyota prepared for its returning sports car. A base version that produces less than 200 horsepower? Really? The range-topping version of the Supra does have 355 horsepower and 365 pound-feet of torque at its disposal, but even that came from a BMW-sourced engine. Truth be told, the Supra’s 355-horsepower output isn’t that bad. But it also could’ve been higher, especially when you consider that so many other models from different segments can carry that much power without having to be a sports car, specifically one that has to carry the legacy of one of Toyota’s most iconic nameplates. If you’re wondering how many vehicles have more power than the 2020 Supra, we compiled a list made up of 10 of them. And, if for nothing else, this list may surprise you.
Someone Spotted the 2020 Toyota Supra at a Fast and Furious 9 Filming Location, But There’s Something Even Better There Too
The production of Fast 9 has begun, and it looks like we’re about to see a handful of new characters in the fold. While most of the cast — sans Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham — will return for the ninth installment of the Fast & Furious franchise, two new additions to the movie are making headlines in the automotive world. No, it’s not John Cena, who, by the way, is in the movie. It’s not even Michael Rooker, who was recently announced as the newest member of the Fast family. The headline grabbers are a pair of cars, specifically a 2020 Toyota Supra Mk5 and a heavily modified, blacked-out Dodge Charger. If the additions of these two beauties aren’t enough to get you excited for Fast 9, then the thought of seeing them in action should get those juices flowing.
The BMW-Sourced Engine in the 2020 Toyota Supra Might Have More in Common with the 2JZ Than You Think
When Toyota unveiled the fifth-generation Supra most complaints were centered around the fact that it has a BMW engine. Purists consider that a BMW-powered Toyota can’t be a true Supra and that’s not necessarily related to how much power it delivers. BMW’s turbo six-cylinder engine is powerful enough for the Supra at 335 horsepower. The issue, according to the gearhead community, is that it can’t match the iconic 2JZ unit in the previous Supra. Well, at least an engine expert claims that the BMW-sourced engine could be better than the 2JZ in terms of aftermarket tuning.
We Want in on the Toyota Supra Game of Horse Power!
What happens when you invite two professional drift racers and tell them that they’re competing in a friendly game of H-O-R-S-E? It’s the makings of a fun and competitive duel, but since Toyota was the one that did the inviting, this game of horse came with an added twist: a pair of brand-new 2020 Toyota GR Supras. The objective of the game, according to fellow pro drift racer and part-time game master, Ryan Tuerck, is to perform a series of stunts with the Supra. Whoever doesn’t complete any of these stunts gets a letter added to them. The first one to spell H-O-R-S-E loses. Simple enough, right? It should be, at least for Ken Gushi and Frederic Aasbo, the two pro drifters who competed head-to-head for the honor of becoming the first-ever Toyota Supra Game of Horse Power Champion.
10 Exciting Cars That Will Cost You As Much as the 2020 Toyota Supra
The fifth generation Supra A90 is no longer aspiring to be a Porsche 911 slayer, but, given its price, you can pit it against some pretty brisk, fun-to-drive cars. Toyota designed the latest Supra to be fun to drive, its proving ground being the Nurburgring. Company CEO Akio Toyoda was heavily involved in the development process of the A90. He said that he gauged the experience of driving the new Supra, which is more compact than ever before, in comparison to the old model he used to drive around the ’Green Hell’ to learn the track.
The production version hasn’t been put to the test yet, but journalists were allowed to take turns driving some development prototypes around the Jarama track last year. Car & Driver wrote that "there is a smoothness to the Supra that we haven’t felt in a BMW in years," and we know that it will joyfully slide, but what other cars you can look for if you’ve only got Supra money in your pocket? Well, We’ve decided to explore the diverse range of models that you could go for with that "Supra" money you’re hanging on to.
Fast Meets Faster: Yamaha R1 and Nissan GT-R Challenge a 1700-Horsepower Mk4 Toyota Supra
The fourth-generation Toyota Supra (Mk4) is arguably the most popular Supra of all time. It’s certainly the unquestioned favorite of the aftermarket auto scene, a lot of which made a lot of money back in the day thanks to how highly customizable the sports car was in its heyday. These days, it’s not uncommon to spot a Supra packing some serious heat. A 1,000-horsepower Supra Mk4? There are a lot of those in the world today. Look hard enough and you might even spot a Supra with an engine setup that produces 1,700 horsepower like the one in this video taking on a Nissan GT-R and a Yamaha R1 in an old-fashioned, albeit illegal, drag race. Don’t let the performance capabilities of Godzilla and the R1 fool you into thinking that these drag races are competitive. They’re not. The Supra takes it easy on both performance machines at first, but once the hammer drops, the GT-R and R1 are left eating its dust. All in a day’s work for this heavily modified Toyota Supra Mk4.
Engineering Explained Cracks the Toyota Supra’s Engineering Wide Open
We know very well that the new Toyota Supra and the BMW Z4 are mechanically very similar under their quite different bodies. Aside from the design, probably the single biggest difference between them is the fact that one is only available as a fixed top coupé, while the other can only be had as a soft top roadster. But exactly how much the two cars are alike still seems to be up for debate, which is why Engineering Explained made this in-depth video, in order to help those who are still pondering whether or not to buy the new Supra.
With the 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette Starting at Less Than $60,000, is the 2020 Toyota Supra Even Relevant Anymore?
The Chevrolet Corvette just stepped into a new era with the C8 generation. Following seven generations of front-engined cars (spread over more than 60 years), Chevy redesigned the Corvette into a mid-engined supercar. That’s arguably the biggest news surrounding the new 2020 C8 Corvette, but it’s just as important that it will cost less than $60,000 in base form. That’s a mild increase compared to the outgoing 2019 C7 Corvette, which comes in at $55,900. At the same time, it’s less than $10,000 more expensive than the 2020 Toyota GR Supra. Could this be bad news for Toyota?
TopGear got their hands on a 2020 Toyota Supra - we can’t believe how it ranks!
The Stig of TopGear took the new 2020 Toyota Supra around the TopGear test track. The results are in, and yes, we have underestimated the Toyota Supra. It is extremely fast.
Toyota Supra managed to lap the TopGear test track in 1 minute and 23.1 seconds. This is, honestly, astonishing. It makes the Toyota Supra quicker around the TopGear test track compared to cars such as the Lamborghini Murcielago, Ferrari F430 Spider F1, and, most surprising (at least for me), the Maserati Gran Turismo MC Stradale. In fact, the GT MC Stradale achieved the same lap time eight years ago despite two cylinders and 110 horsepower extra.
Toyota Could Get Access to BMW’s New, 503-Horsepower, S58 Inline-Six for the Supra GR, But Will It Happen?
The fifth-generation Toyota Supra is pretty powerful at 335 horsepower, but there’s definitely room for improvement. Will Toyota release a beefed-up version soon? We don’t know that yet, but we do know for a fact that it could. According to BMW, the Japanese firm could borrow a more powerful version of its 3.0-liter inline-six for the Supra.
2019 Toyota Supra Drift By HKS (2JZ)
The 2019 Toyota GR Supra Drift by HKS is a heavily modified Supra that will make its debut at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed in July. Built by HKS, a Japanese company known for modifying cars and selling aftermarket parts, this Toyota Supra looks like a full-fledged race car and drifts like no other fifth-generation Supra. The really cool thing is that it has a 2JZ-GTE engine under the hood instead of the Supra’s BMW-sourced mill.
Are you happy that the Supra is finally back but you’re also upset that it has a BMW engine? Are you crazy about the iconic 2JZ-GTE in the previous Supra? Well, this might be the car you’ve been looking for. It looks like the new Supra but it sounds and drifts like the old Supra. The bad news is that you can’t take it home. The good news is that you can see it in action at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed.
A Second Dyno Test of the 2020 Toyota Supra Sets the Record Straight... or Does It?
Ever since Car and Driver strapped the Toyota Supra to a dyno late last month, there’s been a lot of hand-wringing on how much power actually comes out of the sports car’s 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six-cylinder engine. C&D discovered that the Supra’s engine might actually produce more power than Toyota advertised. A few weeks later, Motor Trend did the same thing and arrived at the same theory. As advertised, Toyota says that the Supra’s turbocharged inline-six cylinder engine can produce 335 horsepower and 365 pound-feet of torque at the crank. But as the results of these two independent tests showed, it seems like Toyota’s newest crown jewel is more powerful than we thought. Or is it? Either way, it’s hard to argue with the fact that since it debuted earlier this year, the Supra is still what everyone wants to talk about.
Someone Put the 2020 Toyota Supra on a Dyno and Toyota Lied Big Time
Imagine for a moment that Toyota lied to us. Imagine that Toyota was required by BMW to keep the advertised performance figures of the Supra below a certain level. After all, the BMW Z4 delivers 382 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque and its Toyota equivalent couldn’t come close to that now, could it? Well, what if Toyota said “screw BMW” and secretly did right by its enthusiasts? Toyota Rated the Supra at 335 horsepower and 365 pound-feet of torque – at the crank. That means that by the time that power gets to the wheels, it’s been reduced by as much as 25 percent due to slippage and transitional losses in the transmission, driveshaft, and rear axle. So, at the wheels, the Toyota should lay down around 270-ish horsepower and around 300 pound-feet. Oddly, enough, the Supra is capable of more. A hell of a lot more!
These 2020 Toyota Supra TRD Parts Are Just What The Doctor Ordered
Admit it. You’ve been fantasizing about a tuned Toyota Supra ever since the first batch of official photos hit the internet. How do we know? Erm, we’re kind of guilty of doing the same thing. So lucky for both parties here, Toyota’s TRD division dropped a whole wardrobe of body parts meant to spice up the already-hot design of the 2020 Supra.
Gazoo Racing is Breathing New Life into the MkIII and MkIV Toyota Supra in a Porsche-Approved Style
The all-new MkV Toyota Supra is all everyone is talking about these days. But soon enough, two of its predecessors, the MkIII and MkIV Supras, will grab slices of the headlines now that Toyota’s Gazoo Racing has announced plans to start up production of original parts for both models, as part of the GR Heritage Parts Project. The specifics on when, where, and what parts will be available will be announced at a later date, though if you own a MkIII or MkIV Supra, you’re not waiting for the information to arrive before you start celebrating. The important thing is your precious Supras can once again see the light of day with all original parts in tow.
2020 Toyota Supra - That BMW Engine is Really Crammed In There
Much has been said about Toyota and BMW’s relationship during their time developing the Supra and Z4 Roadster, respectively. Most people continue to lament the German automaker’s heavy involvement in the Japanese sports coupé’s development, though the truth, as is often the case, lies somewhere between what people think and what actually transpired. It’s true that BMW was heavily involved in certain aspects of the Supra’s development, including supplying a handful of important parts, including the one you’ll find when you pop open the Supra’s hood. Lift it up and you’ll see the sports car’s beating heart: a 3.0-liter, turbocharged, inline-six engine that looks like it was crammed in that space with very little room for anything else. It’s easy to look at this setup and see Bimmer’s fingerprints all over the Supra’s development, but the Supra is still more than just a Z4 Roadster wearing a different body and sporting a Toyota badge on it.
As Easter Eggs Go, the Toyota Supra Has One That Pays Tribute to the Nurburgring
Five months after its debut at the 2019 North American International Auto Show, the Toyota Supra remains a news driver. It’s not entirely surprising given the hype surrounding the car, and while that hype gave birth to divisive reactions about the coupé itself, the Supra is still a trending topic, even when it comes to curious easter eggs about the Supra’s stylized font. Yes, we’re talking about a hidden tribute that Toyota put in the sports coupe’s name badge, paying homage to a specific section of the Nurburgring. Most of us didn’t notice or even realize it, but now that it’s out there, it’s hard to un-see. Production of the Toyota Supra is ongoing as we wait in earnest for the production model, beginning with the Launch Edition SE that will arrive this summer.
2020 Toyota Supra first drive review roundup
Toyota recently organized an official launch event for its all-new 2020 Supra that it held on and around the Summit Point Motorsports Park in West Virginia. It was many journalists’ first look at the car, but there was an embargo on their first impressions at first, and it has since lifted. As such, reviews have started to pour in.
Driving the 2020 Toyota Supra On the Track and the Street
There’s no shortage of hype and controversy when it comes to the 2020 Toyota Supra. The return of this iconic nameplate has divided enthusiasts and sparked a firestorm of opinions, with some heralding its return, and others deriding its Bavarian influences. But putting all that aside, the most important question remains unanswered - what’s it like to drive? To answer that, Toyota flew me out to Virginia, where I was given the opportunity to see what the A90 Supra can do on the track, and how it handles the street. This is what happened.
2020 Toyota Supra - Driven
Toyota introduced the Supra nameplate back in the late ‘70s with the A40 Celica Supra. The second-gen A60 arrived in 1981, followed by the third-gen A70 in 1986, and the fourth-gen A80 in 1993. Unfortunately, following dwindling sales numbers and stricter emissions laws, the U.S.-spec A80 got the axe in 1998. Now, more than two decades later, this import performance icon is back for an all-new fifth generation. Unsurprisingly, the Supra has been subjected to nearly endless scrutiny from both the motoring press and the enthusiast public, but first-hand experience has been sorely lacking. Until now, that is. Toyota flew me out to Virginia to drive the 2020 Supra both on a racetrack and on the street, and I found out exactly what it brings to the table.
This Is Why You Should Stop Calling the 2020 Toyota Supra a “Rebadged BMW”
Like death and taxes, Internet comments asserting that the 2020 Toyota Supra isn’t a “real” Toyota seem inevitable. On the surface, the accusation seems justified. After all, the Supra and 2019 BMW Z4 share the same platform, engine, and transmission. Hell, even the switchgear is similar. So where exactly does the BMW end and the Toyota begin?
Well, according to Chief Engineer Tetsuya Tada, Toyota’s influence can be found from the ground up. I recently got a chance to climb behind the wheel of the 2020 Toyota Supra during a ride-and-drive event in Virginia, and Tada-san was in attendance to help answer our questions, providing clarification on the nature of Toyota’s partnership with BMW during the A90 Supra’s development.
There’s a Good Reason Why Toyota Teamed up With BMW to Build the 2020 Supra
Toyota’s decision to team up with BMW in the development of the Supra was never a popular decision. It wasn’t back when it was announced in 2012, and it still isn’t seven years later with the Supra’s imminent production launch. But Toyota had its reasons, or, more specifically, Tetsuya Tada, the car’s chief engineer, and Toyota’s performance boss, had his reasons. It wasn’t so much about the convenience of working with BMW as it was realizing his vision for the Supra. This is, after all, the same man who was supposed to develop the successor of the MkIV Supra back in the ’90s before those plans were scrapped. But Tada eventually got his chance, and he wasn’t about to throw it away, even if it meant looking elsewhere — hello, BMW — for help in building the sports car he waited almost two decades to bring to life.
The 2020 Toyota Supra Has a Hatchback Trunk With An Open Pass-Through to the Front
The 2020 Toyota Supra was designed with one very clear goal in mind - fun behind the wheel. However, given the Supra is still a road car that folks will likely drive on the street with, you know, stuff in it, it’s worth checking out what it offers in terms of practicality. Luckily, the Supra does indeed come with a hatchback cargo area that can fit stuff inside it.
2020 Toyota Supra vs 2014 Toyota FT-1 Concept
The arrival of the Toyota Supra earlier this year marked the culmination of year’s worth of development from Toyota. Most people forget this now, but word of the Supra’s revival goes all the way back to 2007 when Toyota unveiled the FT-HS Concept at the 2007 North American International Auto Show. That never materialized, but it also didn’t stop the speculation surrounding the Supra’s fate, especially when Toyota filed a trademark for the “Supra” name back in 2010. Then, in 2014, Toyota debuted the FT-1 Concept at the same show as the FT-HS Concept seven years before. For all intents and purposes, the FT-1’s arrival kick-started the development of the new Supra. Toyota and BMW worked together on the development of the sports car alongside the latter’s Z4 Roadster. It took some time, but after five years, the world finally saw the production Supra at this year’s NAIAs. As expected, a lot of what made the new Supra what it is today can be tied back to the FT-1 Concept from five years ago. How much, exactly? Let’s find out.
2020 Toyota Supra Interior First Impressions
After years of waiting, endless teasers, and more than a few false flags, the fifth-generation A90 Supra is finally here. Carrying the torch as Toyota’s modernized performance icon and halo vehicle, the 2020 Supra has plenty to live up to. And while most of you are chomping at the bit to learn what it’s like to drive, you’ll have to wait until the embargo lifts on Sunday for my full driven review. Until then, I want to relay everything I can about this machine, including my first impression of the interior.
Maybe The 2020 Toyota Supra Isn’t Compatible With the Nurburgring After All
Toyota may want to hold off on building its own version of the Nurburgring in Japan because it appears that the Supra doesn’t agree with the actual Nurburgring. The Japanese automaker’s new prized sports car crashed at the ‘Ring in a testing session that occurred during Industry Pool. The crash occurred at the Nordschleife’s Exmühle section, and available photos show that it was significant enough to cause the Supra’s bumper to get torn off completely. Details are limited on how the crash actually occurred, though considering where it occurred, the driver may have misjudged the racing line through this area, leading to a bit of understeer that ultimately led to the driver losing control of the sports car. Either way, the crashed Supra looks like it’s in need of a lot of repairs.
The 2020 Toyota Supra’s Styling Is Growing On Me
When Toyota released the new fifth-generationA90 Supra at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show, I wasn’t terribly impressed by its styling, saying that it looked like a “dumbed-down, bastardized version” of the FT-1 concept upon which it was based. And I still think that’s true - the FT-1 is an amazing piece of design, and the production A90 Supra can’t live up to the standard it sets. However, after spending some one-on-one time with the A90 in Virginia (courtesy of Toyota), I’m starting to come around.
The 2020 Toyota Supra Is Surprisingly Small In Person
I just got back from Middleburg, Virginia, where Toyota provided me with a 2020 Supra to flog around a racetrack. You’ll have to come back Sunday for my full in-depth driving impressions and review, but until then, there’s still a few things to say about the brand’s latest performance machine. For starters, the new Supra is surprisingly small in person.
Here’s Why Toyota Won’t Bring the Four-Cylinder 2020 Supra to the United States?
Toyota’s decision to offer the Supra with a turbo six-cylinder engine in the U.S. has been met with mixed reactions. Most of the people who have voiced concern over the U.S.-spec Supra’s lack of engine diversity now have a new gripe on their hands after it was revealed that the California Air Resource Board has given its approval for the four-cylinder Supra to be sold in the U.S. market. Where is exactly is the gripe coming from? It turns out, even with the CARB approval, Toyota’s not changing its mind. The four-cylinder Supra is still not headed to the U.S. market, even if the option to bring it is already on the table. The automaker didn’t specify its reasons for keeping the four-cylinder Supra away from the eager beavers in the U.S., but if you think about it, that decision could have something to do with the company’s other sports car on the market: the Toyota 86.
2020 Toyota Supra Vs. 2019 BMW Z4
Few sports cars can rustle the ‘ole jimmies quite like the 2020 Supra and 2019 BMW Z4. Built as a collaborative effort between the two automaker giants, each is a rebirth of a long-lost nameplate, sliding into a market where sports cars are on the decline. However, despite efforts to meet the demands of an enthusiast-driven public, many decry the Supra and Z4 as nothing more than badge-engineered twins designed to leverage fond memories. But the question remains - how do these two machines stack up against one another?
Video: Is the 2020 Toyota Supra Really Just a Rebadged BMW?
When Toyota reintroduced the Supra nameplate at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show, the public reaction was mixed. While some applauded the return of the iconic Japanese sports car, others derided it as nothing more than a rebadged BMW Z4. And while there’s some truth to that sentiment, the reality is much more complicated, as explored in this well-researched video from YouTube user Albon.
Watch the First 2JZ-Swapped 2020 Toyota Supra Tear Ass Just a Week Before It Burst Into Flames
When Toyota revealed the new fifth-generation Supra at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show, fans had mixed reactions. While some were ecstatic for the return of the nameplate after two decades on the shelf, others felt that the BMW-sourced six-cylinder engine was a disservice to such a legendary performer. Of course, the logical next step was obvious - swap in the venerable 2JZ engine! And that’s exactly what Japanese pro drifter Daigo Saito did, as documented in this two-minute video.
2020 Toyota Supra vs 2019 Nissan 370Z
Japan is home to some of the most iconic sports cars in history. From the Mazda MX-5 Miata to the Nissan Z-Series, you’ll find no shortage of desirable sports coupes that call the Land of the Rising Sun home. Until recently, Toyota’s contribution to that list remained on the shelves. But that’s no longer the case because the Toyota Supra is back, and it’s back with a vengeance. The Supra’s return naturally invites comparisons to its rivals in the segment, and for this reason, we’re putting the spotlight squarely on the Supra and the current face of Nissan’s Z family, the 370Z. Does the all-new Supra have what it takes to unseat a steady presence in the 370Z? Let’s find out.
Even The Toyota Supra’s First-Year Color Options Are Underwhelming
Now that the Geneva Motor Show is over, the Toyota Supra returns to the spotlight with a palette full of colors at its disposal. According to Toyota’s own website, the first year of the returning sports car will feature eight different colors, including the three colors available to the Supra Launch Edition. The three Launch Edition colors — Absolute Zero White, Nocturnal Black, and Renaissance Red 2.0 — will be available sometime this spring while the rest of the color choices will drop by the fall of this year.
2019 Toyota GR Supra GT4 Concept
The Supra name has been in a close-knit relationship with racing for decades, and this tradition is bound to continue with the fifth-generation model. After announcing that the Supra will replace the Camry in NASCAR, Toyota now gives us a preview of what could be a very popular customer racing car: the Supra GT4, the company’s first factory-developed GT4 racer.
The GT4 class is the baby brother of GT3: cheaper and less complicated to operate while also pertaining to closer wheel-to-wheel action due to the limited aerodynamic dependency of the cars in comparison to the GT3s. That’s why GT4 is, nowadays, a booming class just like TCR is in the world of touring car racing. Still, that doesn’t mean they are cheap. A Mercedes-AMG GTG GT4, for instance, will set you back $227,000 while the Multimatic-built Ford Mustang GT4 costs in excess of $260,000 but you can also go for something cheaper like the [$179,000 Porsche Cayman Clubsport GT4-art184037]. By comparison, any GT3 car is well over $400,000 to purchase.
In this context, the Supra GT4 might become a very interesting entry-level GT4 option as it’s based on a not-so-expensive platform - it’s no McLaren or Mercedes-AMG GT. It’s also an official project, and that means it has credibility on its side right out of the box. Until now, if you wanted to go GT4 racing in a Toyota, your only choice was the GPRM-developed GT86 GT4 which never really performed on par with its rivals. Things must change now that the Supra is just around the corner.
Update 3/12/2019: We’ve updated this review with fresh images of the 2019 Toyota GR Supra GT4 Concept that we took at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. Check them out in the gallery at the bottom of the page!
Toyota Races Into Geneva With GR Supra GT4 Concept
The latest-generation Toyota Supra sparked a great deal of controversy at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show, but criticism won’t stop the Japanese automaker from expanding the lineup. Having unveiled a NASCAR-spec car in 2018, Toyota brought a GT4 version at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, and it looks way cooler than the production model.
CX-Racing is Developing a 2JZ Swap Kit for Those Not Happy with the BMW Engine in the 2020 Toyota Supra
Some Toyota Supra aficionados are strongly criticizing the all-new coupe that revives the nameplate, calling it derivative and pointing towards its co-development process with BMW. Some are even criticizing the fact that the new Supra has BMW engines - for those people, a solution is brewing, in the form of a kit that will allow anybody to discard the BMW lump and replace it with a more suitable 2JZ power plant from Toyota.
2020 Toyota Supra vs Toyota GR Supra Performance Line TRD Concept
Only weeks after the official debut of the new 2020 Toyota Supra, the Japanese brand has released what could be considered a spiced up version of the same car - the Toyota Supra TRD Concept. Revealed at the Osaka Automesse, the GR Supra Performance Line TRD Concept is a looker, but I wonder do you find it as dashing as the Supra mk4 TRD 3000GT. Yup, that was a thing, and that particular Supra had the TRD developed body kit along with a number of other attachments. I will leave the comparison between the awesome Supra TRD 3000GT with the new Toyota Supra TRD concept for another day, but now, I’d like to explore and propose to you what the modern Toyota Racing Development team prepped for the latest Supra. I told you numerous times that I like the way the new car looks, but can the TRD Concept further sharpen my desire for it?
The 2019 Toyota Supra TRD Performance Concept Debuts in Japan
The 2019 Chicago auto show may have stolen the headlines this week, but if it’s new Toyota Supra information that you’re after, there was nothing really new for you at the show. However, Toyota did reveal what its idea for a hotter Supra GR could look like with what it called the Supra Performance Line Concept that it debuted at 2019 Osaka Auto Messe in Japan.
This Rendering From Prior Design Represents the Future of Supra Tuning
The 2020 Toyota Supra was long overdue and, as Akio Toyoda himself admitted, was one of the worst kept secrets in the automotive industry. It is, then, no wonder that as soon as the car was finally unveiled, tuning companies started working on body kits. One of these companies includes Prior Design who presented some renders of an upcoming body kit for the 2020 Toyota Supra.
Remember us talking about how the fifth-generation Supra has way too many fake vents Prior Design enlarged some of them and made others functional while also adding some Rocket Bunny-style flared arches and an elegant wing atop the ducktail in the back. It may not be the best tuning kit you’ll ever see for the Z4’s brother, but it sure is one of the first to emerge.
Toyota’s Pinball-Themed Ad for the Supra is A Nice Symmetry to How the Sports Car Has Been Received
The all-new Toyota Supra took center stage at Super Bowl LIII as the star of its own commercial. The 60-second ad, titled “Wizard,” features the Supra driving around what Toyota describes as a life-sized pinball machine as The Who’s “Pinball Wizard” blares in the background. Unlike the snoozefest that was the Super Bowl, the ad presented the Supra in a new and exciting light. The car can flat-out move, which is fitting considering that it probably dodged more obstacles than the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams players did in the first half of the game. More than that, the commercial also provided a nice symmetry on the mixed public reaction towards the new Supra. If for nothing else, Toyota’s returning sports car proves that it can dodge criticism as deftly as Julian Edelman dodges the Rams defenders.
Rain Prisk Rendered the 2020 Toyota Supra as a Shooting Brake and We’ll Take Three
After decades on the shelf, the 2020 Toyota Supra is finally here, dropping cover at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show amid a flurry of hype and criticism. However, while some of the haters out there poo-poo the fifth-gen’s styling, we think this fresh take from Rain Prisk is undeniably cool.
2020 Toyota Supra vs 2019 Porsche 718 Cayman
The 2020 Toyota Supra made its highly anticipated debut at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show. While some were anxious to meet the BMW-based coupe, most die-hard enthusiasts weren’t pleased that the successor to the iconic fourth-gen Supra doesn’t have pure Japanese engineering. Now that all the commotion is over, it’s time to see how the Supra compares to its rivals. Now that the coupe is smaller, it’s well-suited to take on the Porsche 718 Cayman. Let’s find out if it stands a chance.