I start with an affirmation: No, the new Toyota Supra is not just a BMW in Japanese tracksuit. Some elements are similar, but the Toyota sports car guru, Chief Engineer Tetsuya Tada, and his team have created a unique and very enjoyable Supra.
Fast back to better understand. It was in 2012, Toyota and BMW met for the first time to discuss the possibility of a collaboration in the field of sports cars. After many meetings and several missed appointments, they decide to collaborate on the new A90 Supra and BMW Z4. The two cars share their base platform, powertrains, electronic architecture and are built side by side in Graz, Austria, by Magna Steyr.
The Supra uses a turbocharged six-cylinder turbocharged 3.0 kW 250 kW / 500 Nm for a reported 4.3 to 100 km / hr speed, eight-speed adaptive automatic dampers and a limited-slip differential. electronically controlled, 19-inch wheels (GT 18s), large rear brake discs, sport pedals, head-up display, JBL 12-speaker stereo and Alcantara trim and paint option matte gray.
Far from being uncomfortable, it offers eight-way adjustable power seats, keyless entry and start system, 2-zone air conditioner, 10-speaker stereo system, satellite navigation system, trims in carbon fiber, its LED headlights auto Digital display of instruments, rear view camera, tire pressure monitoring and many safety equipment, including active cruise, lane departure warning, automatic emergency braking, surveillance blind spot and rear cross traffic alert.
0-100km/h of 4.3sec
Now that you have the precise list of specifications, let’s be interested in why the Supra is a real sports car, which is how it behaves and, fortunately, it is generous in that respect. The B58 3.0-liter six turbo engine is one for many certainly, familiar with modern BMWs. But even if Toyota spends millions, it will not be as good as this one.
I challenge anyone who compares this new Supra. In other words, with this rear-wheel drive coupe, it’s a true entertainment of superior quality, the price of which remains rather interesting. Well, good luck!