Toyota Revives Legendary Supra

The legend is back boys!

Anyone who grew up with the Fast and the Furious franchise knows what the Toyota Supra is. The 90’s JDM legend is as iconic as Ford’s Mustang on the street, despite not being in production for more than 20 years since Toyota pulled it from factories in 1998.

But after two decades, the legendary Japanese sports car is back. Toyota announced the 2020 Supra at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show, and man, it looks gorgeous.

The new Supra was developed with German manufacturer BMW, and actually uses a 3.0-liter, inline-six-cylinder turbocharged engine that was made by the German company. The powerplant is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, without an option for a manual tranny.

The engine makes around 340bhp at 5000 to 6000rpm, and 369lb of torque from 1,600rpm to 4,500. The new Supra is quick – 0-62 mph (0-100kph) time is 4.3 seconds via launch control, and its top speed is electronically limited to 155mph, or 249kph. The car will have 50/50 weight distribution, which should make it a pleasure to drive.

The new Supra certainly looks the part of a modern sports car, but still has a few of the old design cues of the old, though many of the parts of the car started life from BMW’s plant.

The 2020 Toyota Supra will go on sale in the US this summer with a starting price of $49,990, or around Php 2,606,000 before taxes and duties.

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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