It’s been close to two decades since Toyota sold the Supra in the United States but after years of speculating whether the company would bring the vehicle back, an all new edition debuted this week at the Detroit Auto Show. The 2020 Supra, a two-door sports car that the company said is “totally lit,” is geared towards millennials while once again capturing the spirits of Generation X.
Set to hit showrooms this Summer, for the first time since 2002, the 2020 Supra will be available in three trim levels – 3.0, 3.0 Premium and Launch Edition. To get the new vehicle’s look, Toyota’s team of designers and engineers took inspiration from the limited-edition 1967 2000GT as well as the 1990s version, which was considered the fourth generation of the Supra. It’ll contain a BMW-sourced turbocharged, 3-liter, 6-cylinder engine with 335 horsepower and an 8-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. And if you’re wondering how quick it’ll be able to get off the line, the Supra can go from 0 to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds but is restricted to only reach a top speed of 155. It’s being boasted by the company as the “quickest Toyota-branded production vehicle to date.”
Many close to the automotive industry knew the announcement was coming, thanks to NASCAR announcing last year that the Supra would once again be returning to the racing series, as it’s set to Xfinity Series debut next month at Daytona International Speedway in the Powershares 300 QQQ race. The company says it worked with TRD and Calty Design Research teams to scale the model so that it could be incorporated into the series.
The base price of this new Supra is $49,990 but the sleeker Launch Edition will start at $55,520. Only 1,500 units of the Launch Edition will be made available, however. That will be offered in Absolute Zero White, Nocturnal Black or Renaissance Red 2.0 paint jobs, with contrasting red mirrors caps and 19-inch black matte forged alloy wheels. The interior will be available in two different red leather combinations as well as a black one, complete with carbon accents. What do you think of the rebirth of the Supra?