Meet the Brand New Toyota Supra
The most anticipated new sports car of the decade? After all the teases and hypes, at very long last Toyota have unveiled their brand new, production ready, 340bhp Supra turbo sports coupe. So, is it worth the wait? We think it might well be.
To give it its full name, the Toyota GR Supra was announced at the North American Car Show in Detroit yesterday to some fanfare. The two-seater will arrive this year in late-summer and is available to order now with prices starting at £52,695. But enough of the T&Cs, how does it perform?
The front-mounted turbo straight-six 3.0-litre engine produces 340bhp from 5,000 to 6,500rpm, and 369lb ft of torque from down at 1,600rpm right through to 4,500. It’s rear-drive, the transmission is ZF eight-speed auto and it weighs under 1,500kg. Speed-wise, Toyota claims a 0-62mph of 4.3 seconds and a top speed of 155mph, which is constrained by a limiter.
So it’s far from slow but maybe not the jump in performance you’d expect given these are fairly similar numbers to the ground-breaking 1993 model. That said, the new Supra does have similar performance to the likes of the Porsche Cayman GT4, the BMW M2 Competition and the V6 F-Type, so it’s hardly disappointing.
Looks-wise, Toyota says the styling comes under the ‘Condensed Extreme’ design language, which translates to a stretched bonnet, double bubble roofline and stubby rear. There’s also a short wheelbase, low and wide footprint and massive wheels that fill some decidedly bulbous arches.
Toyota worked in partnership with BMW to get the new Supra off the ground, and inside it shows. The switches, screens, HUD, and the like are all clearly BMW’s but it’s not necessarily the end of the world. Everything is correct and present, and ultimately without BMW we wouldn’t have a Supra at all.
The ‘standard’ Toyota GR Supra 3.0L is available to pre-order now with prices starting at £52,695. Head over to the Toyota Website for more details and let us know what you think about the new Supra in the comments below.
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