You’ve heard the news. It’s no secret that Toyota and BMW co-developed the 2020 Supra.
There’s been a lot of quibbling in the car community as to whether that’s a good thing, but as the only company that is still making reliable and powerful inline-6 engines, this partnership seems strategic and beneficial for both companies.
As the headline suggests, we’re all for Toyota and BMW working together.
To show you why, we’ve gone ahead and compiled a list of five reasons the new Toyota Supra is the pinnacle of sports cars.
1. 0 to 100 in 4.3 seconds.
With a seriously hefty inline-six engine under the hood, packing a 335-horsepower punch – it’s no surprise the new, lightweight Supra smashes 0 to 100 in 4.3 in under five seconds.
Let’s just say you’ll be leaving a fair few people in the dust on the track.
2. Press pedal, get boost.
Thanks to the twin-scroll turbo, boost lag is almost nonexistent! After scrapping the old technology to be found in the MK4 Supra, the new Supra makes good use of a single turbo setup with a twin-scroll.
But what does that mean? The new Supra’s turbo has two compartments – a small one with an angled blade for a sharp response, and a larger one for peak performance.
Put simply – pedal down, go fast.
3. It’s customizable straight off the bat.
Maybe not the customization you’d expect from old Supras – with front-mounted intercoolers, bigger turbos and exhaust systems – but the new Supra isn’t just a pretty face. It’s got both form and function.
With on-demand air ducts, you can push your Supra to the limits without compromising on cooling.
Those plastic bits covering the front grill? They snap right off, and they’re supposed to.
4. Impeccable weight distribution.
Sure, the new Supra has a front-mounted engine, but it’s been pushed as low and as far back as it can go.
Why? To keep the weight distribution as central as it can be and to keep the center of gravity as low as possible.
This makes for some seriously good natural handling characteristics right out of the factory.
5. Price-wise, it’s the best sports car money can buy.
Stacked up against its German brother, the new Supra blows it out of the water both performance-wise and price-wise.
When compared with its Japanese arch nemesis, it’s less than half the price.
It’s faster and snappier than any American muscle car. It’s prettier than any sports car from the European domestic market. If that doesn’t go to show that price does not equal quality, we don’t know what does.
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