A car which won many hearts. A car which was almost a monopoly in its segment, which was dynamic, limitless and note-worthy. The Supra ruled it’s segment for more than 20 years making it a car which no one will ever forget. It was a dream car for children who grew up in the 90’s and was featured in a lot of movies and became a craze amongst the millennials as well. Supra was one of the few cars which produced more than 270hp and had a displacement of 2954cc. It could achieve 0-100km/h in as low as 4.1 seconds, which might not sound as fast now, but was very fast at that time, for a car in its league.
After all these years, the Japanese automaker has decided to bring back one of its most successful creations into production once again and it’s sure that this will bring a big change in the market share for the current segment leaders. Now, it will be quiet interesting to know how Toyota will price this beast, and if it will be able to compete with the same cars it used to earlier or will it shift segments. Looking at the photos, it is clearly visible that the Supra is shorter in length and compares with the likes of the BMW Z4, Mercedes-Benz SLC and the Audi TT.
Talking about the design, there isn't much resemblance to the iconic Supra Mk4 - the lowhood and that lovely retro-ish design with sweeping headlamps and the stylish air-intakes, complementing the central grille section on either side is just a boon to the overall design of the car. At the rear, sits a lovely quad-shaped bumper with funky-looking LED tail-lamps, along with an integrated spoiler that is similar or you can say, taken from its predecessor.
Coming to the cabin, it is driver-focused and modern in every sense! There is a high definition instrument cluster and a colour heads-up display. In terms of infotainment system, there is a 6.5-inch screen, which can be controlled by a rotary knob placed beside the gear-shifter. The car also gets racing seats found in cars superior to it, with memory function and leather upholstery.
The Toyota Supra will be offered in two variants, which are the 3.0 and the 3.0 Premium. There will be a launch edition of the car as well, which will be based on the 3.0 Premium variant. The new Supra will be powered by a 3.0-litre 6-cylinder, twin-scroll, turbo-charged engine that makes 335 bhp and 495 Nm of peak torque. The power to the rear-wheel will be transferred by a new 8-speed automatic transmission, the 0-100 km/h acceleration will take just a over 4.1 seconds and the car will have a top speed of 250 km/h. This makes it the fastest accelerating Toyota-branded vehicle till date.
This is surely something to wait for and can give you value for your money. Who else is eagerly waiting for the Toyota Supra to take charge on roads?