Toyota Reveals Baby Supra

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Almost a year after its reveal, Toyota has announced details around its 2.0-litre Supra. 

While we'd happily fork out the cash for a Toyota Supra with its BMW-sourced 3.0-litre straight-6 turbo motor, there were rumours floating around that there'd be other engines for the Supra and we were interested. 

The new mill is a 2.0-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder motor developing a reasonable 190 kW and 400 Nm. Power goes to the rear axle via an 8-speed ZF-sourced automatic and 0-100 kph is dispatched in a claimed 5.2 seconds, with a limited top speed of 250 kph. Not bad, on paper at least. 

Here's where things get interesting as Toyota is claiming this model is 100 kg lighter than the 3.0 and due to the engine's positioning closer to the centre, helps secure the fabled 50:50 weight balance. So while this 2.0-litre Supra may not be as fast as its bigger brother, it should be an absolute joy to drive, exactly what this car is all about. "To achieve agile steering and stable cornering, we worked very hard to reduce the new car's weight, while aiming for a 50:50 weight balance," said GR Supra Chief Engineer Tetsuya Tada. "This presented us with huge challenges, but we did not want to compromise on our targets." The best part? Visually, it's identical to the bigger-engined version.

What you see here is the Fuji Speedway edition and there'll be just 200 units earmarked for European customers. It features this shimmering white finish, with contrasting 19-inch matt back alloy wheels and red door mirror housings. Toyota says that since the 5th generation Supra's debut, over 1 150 units have been sold in Europe. SA sales have been small, with just 4 sold over the December 2019 period.

Further Reading

BMW Tuner Works on Toyota Supra

Toyota GR Supra 3.0T (2019) Review

Toyota Supra (2019) Price in South Africa

How Toyota revived the Supra

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