All-new 2020 Toyota Supra – A come back sports car
Much awaited 5th gen 2020 Toyota Supra finally bomb shelled at 2019 NAIAS
Back in late 70’s when Toyota introduced the Supra, it was kinda like a station wagon turned into a coupe-hatch kinda design. It was then known as the Celica-Supra. The confusion was finally over when the Supra into the Third generation (codenamed A70) as independent bigger and luxury Supra as a Toyota’s halo car along with side with equally independent smaller and lightweight Celica.
Now after the hiatus of 17 years and a lot of fan-wanting the all-new Toyota Supra was unveiled at 2010 NAIAS. Even though the 2020 Toyota Supra is totally new from the ground up, design-wise it harks back to the original ’67 Toyota 2000 GT meets last fourth gen (A80). This time its more radical and bulbous and purpose made smaller (wheelbase is 100mm shorter than AE86) and lighter around (around 1500kgs). How? well, this 2020 Toyota Supra is bootstrapped on the all-new 6th gen BMW z4 (codenamed G29). Inside, the cabin of Supra, the Bavarian switchgear is directly affixed on a Japanese designed dashboard.
The fastest version of the upcoming Toyota Supra RZ will have the BMW sourced Twin-scroll turbocharged I6 – 3.0l engine good for 340hp and coupled with ZF engineered 8-Speed tranny burning the rear wheels. All of this machinery is good enough to propel Supra from 0-100km in just 4.3 secs.
2020 Toyota Supra chief engineer was hard at work and left no stone unturned. He was able to inspire his team to achieve the best results. hence from the ground up they co-designed and developed along with BMW team to gain a relatively short wheelbase. This results in a wheelbase-to-tread ratio of 1.55, one of the smallest ratios among mass-production sports cars, contributing to excellent turning performance. All-out efforts were made to lower the center of gravity, resulting in a lower center of gravity than in the 86, which features a horizontally opposed engine. An ideal 50/50 distribution in front/rear weight balance, which is one of the crucial elements in determining cornering performance, was achieved.
A newly designed suspension (front: double-joint spring strut; rear: multi-link) is characterized by reduced unsprung weight, high-rigidity assembly, and minute movability. Toyota also ensures that certain grades will feature the advanced Adaptive Variable Suspension system, which provides a high level of both drivability and riding comfort by optimally controlling such elements as the selected driving mode and the damping force of each wheel’s shock absorber depending on the conditions of the road surface.
The cabin space is limited like a bespoke stiched suite as this Toyota Supra will also be apart of TOYOTA GAZOO Racing. hence it will have all the modern new-generation cockpit layout resulting from a shift-by-wire gearshift, an 8.8-inch TFT gauge display, and a large, full-color head-up display