The 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit marks the start of a new era at Toyota. After all, more than 20 years since it was pulled out from the United States and nearly two decades since its production ended in Japan, the iconic Toyota Supra sports car is making a great official comeback.
Actually, the arrival of the new Toyota Supra has been well anticipated, especially by sports car enthusiasts. Now, the long wait is finally over, and the Japanese carmaker will soon make the 2020 Toyota GR Supra available to the public at a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $49,990.
Toyota will be offering the 2020 Supra in two grades: 3.0 and 3.0 Premium. Both versions of the new Supra are served a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine that is tuned to deliver 335 hp of max output as well as 365 lb.-ft. of peak torque. Power is sent to the wheels through an 8-speed automatic transmission with racing-style paddle shifters.
As standard, both the Toyota Supra 3.0 and 3.0 Premium are provided with adaptive suspension, an active rear differential as well as launch control. The 2020 Supra 3.0 comes with Alcantara seats as well as a 6.5-inch display with Bluetooth and iPod capability. Customers may avail of Navigation and JBL Audio extra $2,460.
On the other hand, the Supra 3.0 Premium comes with heated, leather-trimmed seats, an upgraded 8.8-inch wide-format touchscreen display with Navigation, a color Head-Up Display and Supra Connect telematics services. Also included are wireless Apple CarPlay, a premium 12-speaker JBL audio system as well as wireless phone charging.
The first 1,500 units of the 2020 Toyota GR Supra bound for the US are marked as the Supra Launch Edition, with sale bound to start in Summer 2019. With an MSRP starting at $55,250, the Supra Launch Edition will feature distinctive features and will be based on Supra 3.0 Premium.
The Supra Launch Edition can be availed in three exterior colors -- Absolute Zero White, Nocturnal Black or Renaissance Red 2.0 – with high-contrast red mirror caps as well as 19-inch forged matte black alloy wheels. The Supra Launch Editions with Absolute Zero White and Nocturnal Black will feature a red leather-trimmed interior rear seats, a rear steering wheel, and red center console with carbon-fiber accents.
Meanwhile, the Supra Launch Edition in Renaissance Red 2.0 will have a black leather-trimmed cabin, as provided black seats, a black steering wheel as well as black center console and carbon-fiber accents.
Each unit of the Toyota Supra Launch Edition will be individually numbered, as signified by a carbon-fiber badge on the passenger-side dashboard. The badge will feature a graphic of the signature of Akio Toyoda, Toyota Motor Corp.’s President and Master Driver.
All Supra versions will be equipped, as standard, with automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, automatic high beams forward collision warning, lane departure warning as well as road sign assist. A Driver Assist Package will be available for $1,195.
On the other hand, the very first 2020 Toyota Supra that rolled off the production line will be auctioned off at the Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, on January 19, 2019. Carrying a VIN number 20201 and numbered 1 of 1,500, this first Supra is wrapped in Phantom Matte Gray with the red mirror caps, matte black wheels and features a red leather-trimmed interior. Winning bidder will get an engine cover with Toyoda's personal signature.