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.
Love him or hate him, Jeremy Clarkson is a household name among international car journalists in both print and television. This is probably why Toyota UK has put together a motley collection of Top Gear clips that mainly have one thing in common: Jeremy trying to destroy various Toyota models. The resulting video is actually a heartwarming tribute to Jeremy Clarkson, who was recently ousted from the BBC Top Gear show following an altercation that he had with a producer. With the news that he will no longer be on Top Gear, the show’s future remains in doubt, especially since both James May and Richard Hammond have hinted that they wouldn’t want to continue hosting without Jeremy.
Many credit Clarkson, along with Top Gear executive producer and childhood friend of Jezza, Andy Wilman, as the main drivers behind the resurgence of the Top Gear show, which went from being axed by the BBC in the early 2000s to be completely revamped starting in 2002. That was the year Clarkson’s larger-than-life persona began showing up on more and more T.V. sets, with each episode of the show amassing around 350 million viewers from over 170 countries, not including the millions who illegally stream or download Top Gear.
Over the years, Clarkson has managed to juggle public praise and intense criticism thanks to his highly opinionated and often provocative statements about various subjects, not all of them related to cars. It looks like even though he rarely praised Toyotas on Top Gear, the company is sad to see him go. Perhaps it was because after exhaustive, Herculean efforts, they were unable to destroy its venerable pickup truck.
Everyone watching "Top Gear" knows that Jeremy Clarkson can be pretty difficult to impress when it comes to cars. With his notorious reputation, automakers are happy just to hear him murmur “Okay” after driving their cars.
The Toyota GT 86 is one of the latest that the Top Gear bad boy got his hands on, and it looks like Toyota has done an amazing job. Clarkson even goes so far as to name it "’One of the best cars I’ve driven in ages." So we guess this statement will help increasing the GT 86 sales, no?
Making things better, Clarkson gives the GT 86 a pretty good thrashing in his testing process. So, even though you already know the outcome of the test, the video is still well worth a look.
The GT 86 is powered by a 2.0-liter, naturally-aspirated petrol engine that delivers a total of 200 horsepower. On the U.S. market the sports car is being sold as the Scion FR-S and it is priced from $24,930.