Toyota Supra 2020
It’s been 26 years since the Toyota Supra was sold (officially) in Australia and thanks to a joint venture with BMW, it also makes the new Z4 Roadster, it’s back in the fifth generation (A90).
All signs Supra is present and occupy. A six-cylinder engine aligned up front, driving the rear wheels, housed in an impressive two-seat, two-door coupe body.
Produced at Magna Steyr in Graz, Austria, this car launched the GR brand in Australia. Its official name is Toyota GR Supra. GR stands for Gazoo Racing, an initiative of Toyota President Akio Toyoda, representing Toyota Motorsport here and abroad, from World Endurance sports racing to the world racing championship, the Long-distance car races, and more.
Toyota invited us to the big lap on Phillip Island and the winding roads around Victoria’s South Gippsland to drive the first local.
Is there anything interesting about its design? 8/10
With bulges and curves everywhere, the Supra’s distinctive exterior is geared toward the iconic Toyota 2000GT of the late 1960s with a ‘double bubble’ roof, long bonnet and short cabin, as well. like the previous famous A80 Supra. The gray market here, but has never been officially imported by Toyota Australia.
The design so far has a polarizing opinion, but in metal it certainly has a presence, believe it or not, the wheelbase is 100mm shorter than the 2 + 2 86, and with a wide track. more, its muscular stance is not surprising.
Of all the other keys, the 86’s stronger stability is bigger, 4240mm long (+ 139mm), 1775mm wide (+ 79mm), and 1292mm high (+ 7mm). Toyota says it usually sets a minimum clearance guide of 130mm, but to get the Supra’s focus as low as possible, set the Supra at 119mm.
Highlighting elements are the evil LED headlights, increased and round front guard, twin bubble roof, curved rear and clear rear spoiler (with the echo of the ‘duck’s 911’ Porsche 911).
It’s disappointing to see what appears to be the inlet and vents on the heads of the front guards and the front of the rear wheels are filled with black plastic gaps, but trust me. You will never miss the A90 Supra.
Available in seven standard colors, named after the iconic tracks (if you don’t like them blaming Toyota Australia employees for giving them) – ‘Fuji White’, ‘Suzuka Silver’, ‘ Goodwood Gray, ” Monza Red, ” Silverstone Yellow, ” Le Mans Blue, ” Bathurst Black, ‘and the’ Nurburg Matte Gray ‘option (GTS only).
Inside, the asymmetrical center console sets up the classic cockpit-style interior and the exact digital instrument layout is what you want in a performance-focused coupe – digital speedo in to the left and the revving counter is vibrant at the front. An 8.8-inch multimedia touchscreen boasts a dash above the ventilation compartment.
The attractive sports seats look and feel great, and the leather sport steering wheel is located on the slightly thin side of the chunky.
How realistic is the inner space? 7/10
Sternly a two-seater, Supra offers plenty of space for occupants, but storage space is modest.
There is a small tray from the gear lever combined with a wireless phone charger, as well as a USB port and a 12-volt outlet. There are pockets at the entrance, but they’re small (forget the bottle), a better glove box is not available and there are two fairly sized cups between the seats. The cupholder sits in what looks like it’s a lidded storage box, but it doesn’t budge a millimeter.
The boot space looks larger than Toyota’s stated 290 liters (VDA) and includes storage space behind the passenger wheel tub tub, four mooring anchors, along with a 12 volt socket and strap holder. in the driver’s side. There is no cargo separator between the boot area and the cabin, so you can squeeze a little extra furniture behind the seats.
Don’t bother looking for spare parts of any description, repair / inflatable kits are your only option in case of apartments.
Does it represent good value for the price? What features does it come with? 9/10
In Australia, the Supra is offered in entry-level GT trim, priced at $ 84,900 plus on-road costs and the GTS is a $ 10,000 increase at $ 94,900.
That puts you in the same group as cars like the Audi S5 Coupe ($ 104,400), the Audi TT 2.0 TFSI quattro ($ 88,055) and the S version ($ 101,855), as well as the BMW M2 Fierce competition ($ 99,900) ). But surprisingly, even the top-spec GTS significantly beats the BMW Z4 M40i ($ 124,900), which some will read as a blue and white propeller badge at $ 30K.
Of course, the Supra’s main focus is on dynamic performance, but both levels are fully equipped, the list of GT’s standard features includes: ‘leather upholstery’, an 8-way power-adjustable sports seats. , heating, leather-wrapped sports steering wheel, dual-zone climate control, 8.8-inch multimedia touchscreen (10-speaker audio system management – including digital radio – sat nav, ventilation , etc.), keyless start and start, auto LED headlights, LED and LED taillights, rear LED fog lights, rain wipers, 18-inch machined alloy wheels, screen The 8.8-inch ‘Multi Information’ digital instrument display, along with heated and folded exterior rearview mirrors.
GTS adds bigger brakes (with inconsistent red calipers), plus an inch on forged alloy rims up to 19 inches, a head-up display, 12-level JBL ‘Surround Sound’ audio and Metal ‘sport’ covers on the pedals
What are the important stats for engine and transmission? 8/10
The Supra is powered by a 3.0 liter single turbo engine sourced from BMW with the engine going to the rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The all-alloy unit (B58C30O1) is a closed deck design featuring a dual turbo turbo engine, water intercooler, direct injection, plus variable valve timing and lift.
Maximum power is 250kW, available in the range of 5000-6000 rpm and maximum torque of 500Nm is transmitted over a wide plateau from 1600 rpm to 4500 rpm.
Despite many calls for the manual gearbox, Supra’s chief engineer, Tetsuya Tada, has not yet integrated the three-pedal version. Although, Tada-san is determined to keep updating and upgrading, so you never know what might happen.
The eight-speed automatic is a ratio unit close, exceeding the top two gears, sending the drive to the rear wheels via an active diffuser that is adjustable from 0 to 100 percent locked. Sequential manual changes are available via the central shifter or wheel-mounted paddles.