After a 21-year hiatus, the Supra is returning to North America. Though Toyota teased this last year in England at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the automaker officially confirmed the 2020 Toyota Supra at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, last month.
Toyota promises the new Supra will nod to the 1967 2000 GT
and the Supra that lived from 1993 to 2002, both in design and mechanics. But
the 2020 Supra will also be a model all of its own. The new Supra will take its
power from a 3.0-litre twin-scroll turbo six-cylinder, paired with an
eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. This engine will throw
down 335 horsepower and 365 lb-ft of torque and enable the Toyota Supra to
rocket from 0 to 96 kilometers an hour in just 4.1 seconds.
But the Toyota Supra has always been about design as much as
it’s been about performance. Toyota promises eye-catching colours like red,
yellow, and blue hues, though you’ll also be able to get the Supra in
traditional colors like white and silver.
The interior of the Supra is wholly race-inspired, including
sports seats with integrated head restraints.
The 2020 Toyota Supra will go on sale here at High River Toyota this summer.
History was made in June at the 86th Le Mans 24 Hours. TOYOTA GAZOO Racing’s trio of Sébastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima, and Fernando Alonso piloted the No. 8 TS050 HYBRID to victory at the legendary endurance race, securing Toyota’s first-ever win. The No. 7 TS050 HYBRID — driven by Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi, and José María López — finished the race in the No. 2 spot, confirming the dominance of the TS050 HYBRID in its first showing.
“We know how important and iconic Le Mans is in the world of motorsport and as a team, we achieved an amazing result,” said Fernando Alonso. “We wanted a 1-2 (finish), and we achieved that, so I am very happy.”
Prior to this year’s Le Mans, Toyota had put forth 47 cars in the hope of achieving the ultimate glory, coming away with six podium finishes. The 1-2 finish makes Toyota only the second manufacturer of Japanese origin to win the legendary race, and Kajima’s contribution makes him the first-ever Japanese driver to win in a Japanese car.
The win at Le Mans gives TOYOTA GAZOO an exceptional head of steam leading into its next race at the 6 Hours of Silverstone. To learn more about how Toyota Racing is performing, as well as how Toyota is bringing high-performance to the masses, stop into High River Toyota.