Toyota Supra is one of the grand tourers and sports cars manufactured by Toyota Motor Corporation. The production of Toyota Supra began in 1978. The first 4 generations of the Supra were produced from 1978 to 2002. The 5th generation has been produced since 2019. The designing of the original Supra was resulting from the Toyota Celica, but it was both wider and longer. The first three generations of the Supra was assembled at the Tahara plant in Tahara, Aichi, while the 4th generation was assembled at the Motomachi plant in Toyota City. The 5th generation of the Supra is assembled alongside the G29 BMW Z4 in Graz, Austria by Magna Steyr.
Pay no mind to the fact that the new Toyota Supra shares much of its powertrains and chassis with the BMW Z4—it offers its own separate personality and is a complete blast to drive. With two different turbocharged powertrains—an inline four-cylinder and an inline six-cylinders are on offer, both of which drive the rear wheels through an 8-speed automatic transmission. We know, a 6-speed manual would be better. To be honest, this automatic does an excellent job, changing gears faster and responding quickly to the Supra’s paddle shifters. Want a convertible? Then you’ll need to have the BMW Z4; the Supra is available only as a coupe. Its comfortable cabin, while not the right size for every driver, is nicely finished but in our opinion, it relies too heavily on BMW-sourced switchgear and materials.
A year after the Toyota Supra was reintroduced; Toyota is turning up the heat on the car’s turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six, dialing up its horsepower from 335 to 382. To help the Supra broaden its reach, the company is also adding a four-cylinder model to the lineup, which is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 that makes 255 horsepower. The range-topping A91 special edition comes standard with the six-cylinder engine and adds a host of appearance items to the interior and exterior to differentiate it from regular Supra models. The standard 6.5-inch infotainment screen is away; the larger 8.8-inch display is now standard across the lineup.
Engine, Performance & Transmission
All Supra models come with 8-speed automatic transmission and are available only with rear-wheel drive. The long-term of the 5th generation Toyota Supra laid down some seriously imposing acceleration numbers: 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds and 0 to 100 mph in 9.5. That places it in the big leagues against the BMW M2, Porsche Cayman GTS, and the Chevy Camaro Competition. In fact, it’s even faster than the vaunted 4th-generation Supra that was powered by a sequentially-turbocharged inline-6 with 320 hp (horsepower). It’s a disgrace that there is no manual transmission available. Despite its performance possible, the Toyota Supra’s suspension is merciful enough to drive daily. Its steering is precise, well-weighted, and direct, which enhances its fun-to-drive personality. With the turbo-four under the bonnet, the Toyota Supra’s German cousin the BMW Z4 managed an abrupt 5.0-second 0-to-60-mph time.
Interior, Cargo & Comfort
The driver-focused cabin is tight, and although the double-bubble roof offers some additional headroom, the tallest drivers will feel haggard. Cargo space is similarly restricted, but the cargo area opened via a hatchback should be spacious enough for a couple of duffle bags, groceries for two, and maybe even a set of middle size luggage depending on the bulkiness of the bag.
But it can be managed to fit 4 carry-on suitcases behind the rear seats.
Much of the Toyota’s interior is shared with the BMW Z4, so those acquainted with BMW infotainment and switchgear controls will feel right at home.
Connectivity & Infotainment
Talking of infotainment, the Toyota Supra’s central display is an 8.8-inch unit with a very flippantly reskinned version of BMW’s latest iDrive interface. A digital display which is another carry-over piece from the BMW parts bin—is standard across the range.
Apple CarPlay and navigation capability are both available but aren’t offered android auto. 12-speaker JBL audio system is optional but we expect the standard 10-speaker audio system will be enough for most buyers considering the size of the Supra’s interior.
Safety and Driver-Assistance Features
Toyota offers a mass of driver-assistance features as standard across the Toyota Supra lineup, including automated emergency braking. Additional features such as adaptive cruise control and blind-spot monitoring can be added separately.
The following are the key safety features include:
Standard automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection
Standard lane-departure warning
Standard automatic high-beam headlamps
With more horsepower (hp), the fuel-economy ratings for the 5th generation of Toyota Supra 3.0 take a small hit but are still good, earning 22 mpg city, 25 mpg combined, and 30 mpg highway. That’s more efficient than the Cayman GTS, Camaro, and the M2. It believes the six-cylinder Toyota Supra exceeded its highway rating by delivering 34 mpg.
Pricing and Where to Buy
Without running around the bushes, the price of Toyota Supra’s new is so much expensive and few people can afford to buy it. Due to its price you cannot find the Toyota Supra even the previous version in the Tanzanian market. In Tanzania, the car is not known, and also its spare parts you can’t find it otherwise you can import it directly from BE FORWARD store and also the only place to buy the Supra New and Supra classic are BE FORWARD.