The all-new Toyota Supra has been a LOOOOONG time in the making, with the FT-1 Concept making its debut at the Detroit Auto Show way back in January 2014. Since then, there have been countless teasers, and we were beginning to wonder if we would ever see the production version of the car. But fear not, because the wait is finally over.
Toyota unveiled the 2020 Toyota Supra at the Detroit Auto Show in all its glory, and while it’s not quite as flashy and in-your-face as the concept was, there’s still a lot to like about the Toyota’s iconic sports car.
With a starting price of $49,990, Toyota promises a sports car that delivers an exhilarating blend of power, precision and agility thanks to a rear-wheel drive design that honors Toyota sports car heritage with its low center of gravity and perfect 50:50 weight balance. There’s a strong connection to the 1967 2000 GT and 1993-2002 Supra in both design and mechanical configuration.
The 2020 Supra will be powered by a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine that produces 335 hp and 365 lb-ft of torque and is paired with a quick-shifting 8-speed automatic transmission (no manual for now) with paddle shifters. Toyota projects 0-60 mph acceleration in 4.1 seconds, making this the quickest Toyota-branded production vehicle yet.
While the specs look pretty good on paper, it’s clear that many Supra enthusiast were hoping for more. And you can’t really blame them, considering that the outgoing model (which is 25 years old) put out nearly the same amount of horsepower (320HP vs 335HP). You would think they would have learned from the Toyota 86 and the criticism it received.
And then there’s the styling, which is rather busy and more than a little polarizing. The front fascia, the odd looking doors, fake vents abound, there’s a lot going on here. The FT-1 Concept was absolutely gorgeous, but clearly something got lost in translation. But having seen it in person, I can tell you that it looks better in the flesh than in photos, and it’s a real head-turner.
Colors for the new Supra are all over the spectrum, from the bold Renaissance Red 2.0, Nitro Yellow and Downshift Blue to the dramatic Phantom Matte Gray, to the traditional Absolute Zero White, Tungsten Silver, Turbulence Gray and Nocturnal Black.
As we mentioned, pricing for the 2020 Toyota Supra starts at $49,990 for the base 3.0 model and $53,990 for the 3.0 Premium. There’s also a special Launch Edition model for $55,250 that’s limited to 1,500 cars, is painted Absolute Zero White, Nocturnal Black or Renaissance Red 2.0, with high-contrast red mirror caps and 19-inch forged matte black alloy wheels, along with carbon-fiber accents and a numbered badge.
Both grades come packed with standard features, but the 3.0 Premium trim adds an upgraded 8.8-inch touchscreen display, Supra Connect telematics services, wireless Apple CarPlay, premium 12-speaker JBL audio system, wireless phone charging and a color HUD, along with heated, leather-trimmed seats.
The Driver Assist Package ($1,195) adds an additional suite of safety features, including full speed adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitor, rear cross traffic alert, parking sonar and rear collision warning.
It should be interesting to see how people react to the all-new Toyota Supra, as it’s been a long time in the making, and the previous-generation Supra set the bar really high. Let us know what you think of the new Supra in the comments section below!