Updated: Nov 3, 2019
The day fans of the Toyota Supra have waited for after 21 years, arrived January 14th when Toyota President Akio Toyoda took the stage at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Unveiled in front of a legion of media outlets was a beautiful red, sculpted sports car developed in a joint venture with Germany's BMW. For the first time in years after much speculation detail were released on actual specifications of the two-seater developed by Gazoo Racing. Recent Le Mans winner and Toyota team driver Fernando Alonso even made an appearance, singing high praise of the Supra's track prowess which will ultimately differentiate it from the architecturally identical BMW Z4. With Toyota currently injecting more soul and sportiness in to it's lineup, the question will be whether or not the Supra we will get to know, carries enough Toyota-bred DNA to call it a Supra. We cannot answer to how good Toyota's latest sports car will be until it is driven first; the Scion FRS/ Toyota 86 was in a similar predicament with it's Subaru BRZ twin and has made a name for itself, for now we can at least drool over photos and mull over the details...
Vehicle: Toyota Supra
Trim Levels: 3.0, 3.0 Premium, Launch Edition
Price: $49,990, $53,990, $55,250
Engine: 3.0 L Turbocharged Inline Six 335 HP/365 Lb Ft Torque
Transmission: 8 Speed Auto with Racing Inspired Paddle Shifters
Wheels: 19 Inch Forged Alloy
Tires: Michelin Pilot Super Sport (rear tires: 275/35R19; front tires: 255/35R19)
Interior: Sport Bucket Seats, Leather Interior (Red Leather Optional), 6.5 Inch Display (Apple Carplay ready).
Colors: Absolute Zero White, Tungsten Silver, Turbulence Gray, Nocturnal Black Renaissance Red 2.0, Nitro Yellow, and Downshift Blue
Driver Assist Package $1,195
Navigation and JBL Audio Package $2,460
Wheelbase: 97.2 in.
Overall Length: 172.5 in.
Overall Width: 73.0 in.
Overall Height: 50.9 in.
Track Width Front: 62.8 in.
Track Width Rear: 62.6 in.
Curb Weight: 3,397 lbs.
0-60 mph: 4.1 seconds
On Sale Date: Summer 2019
(All Photos Courtesy of Toyota Motor Corp)