After a 21-year absence from the U.S. market, the Toyota Supra is finally back as a brand new sports car for 2020. The new Supra aims to take everything the old car was known for, and update it for a new era. That means the new Supra handles, looks, sounds and feels like one of the sharpest and best sports cars on the road, all while being able to cover huge distances in relative comfort.
In the United States, the Supra comes with just one powertrain option, a 3.0L inline 6-cylinder engine fed by a turbocharger and mated to the rear axle via an 8-speed automatic gearbox. Toyota claims that this engine, sourced from BMW, makes 335 horsepower and 365 lb-ft of torque. While the horsepower number sounds relatively tame, the light weight of the car combined with the big torque numbers mean that the Supra is exceptionally quick, with 0-60 times in the four to five second range.
Handling is exemplary, with a wide track and quick reflexes, the Supra turns in well and feels adjustable on the limit without feeling any sense of nervousness or unpredictability. Much of that feel and competence is down to the chassis. Unlike most other modern sporty cars, the Supra doesn't share any underpinnings with a sedan or sporty coupe. The only other car that shares its chassis is also a pure sports car.
There are only three different trim levels for the first year of production. The base model comes standard with a ton of performance features, along with a touch of luxury for those longer journeys. Standard features include 19-inch wheels, an active rear differential, adaptive sport suspension, paddle shifters for the steering wheel, dual rear exhaust pipes, LED turn signals, Alcantara and leather trimmed seats, a 6.5-inch display, a 10-speaker stereo, a 14-way power adjustable driver's seat, an 8.8-inch digital instrument cluster, an automatically dimming driver's side mirror, rain sensing wipers and dual-zone climate control, among others.
The Premium trim adds red painted brake calipers, nicer pedals, heated, leather trimmed seats, a bigger screen for the center console with navigation, SiriusXM satellite radio and Apple Carplay, a 12-speaker JBL sound system, a heads up display system, wireless charging and Toyota Supra Connect, featuring a concierge service, remote locking and emergency services.
The Launch Edition Supra gets unique 19-inch forged wheels, red mirror caps, special badging and red leather seating surfaces. And, since the Launch Edition is mostly cosmetic, it only costs around $1,300 more than the Premium trim.