- First New Supra in a North America in 21 Years
- First Global GR Model Developed by Toyota GAZOO Racing
- Design Inspired by Calty’s FT-1 Concept
- Two-Seat, Driver-Focused Cabin
- 335-HP Turbocharged Inline-Six-Cylinder Engine
- 8-Speed Transmission with Paddle Shifters
- Standard Active Differential and Adaptive Suspension
TORONTO, ON – JANUARY 14, 2019 – In Jul 2018, in perspective of tens of thousands of spectators during England’s world-renowned Goodwood Festival of Speed, a low, long-hood sports automobile wearing full-body deception with puzzling “A90” markings bloody adult a narrow, curvy hill-climb circuit. For Toyota enthusiasts, “A90” was a giveaway: a A40, A60, A70 and A80 that came before were Supras.
The Toyota Supra was entrance back!
In Jan 2019, a fifth-generation GR Supra, a initial tellurian Toyota GAZOO Racing model, creates a undisguised universe entrance during a North American International Auto Show in Detroit, finale years of expectation and conjecture among sports automobile enthusiasts around a world. Behind a new Supra is a 50+ year origin of singular Toyota sports and GT cars. Ahead of it awaits a world’s good pushing roads, some of that were used to rise this all-new countenance of Toyota pristine sports automobile performance.
The 2020 Supra goes on sale in summer of 2019. Driving enthusiasts can demeanour brazen to an refreshing mix of power, pointing and lively interjection to a rear-wheel expostulate pattern that honours Toyota sports automobile birthright with a low centre of sobriety and optimal weight balance. There is a clever tie to Toyota’s 1967 2000 GT and 1993-2002 Supra in both pattern and involuntary configuration.
Yet, a 2020 Supra is a entirely forward-looking sports car, packed with a cutting-edge powertrain, framework and multimedia technology. Like a apex of a prior Supra series, a 2020 indication will be powered by a turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine. The new Supra’s 3.0-litre twin-scroll turbo 6 will furnish 335 hp and 365 lb-ft of torque and will be teamed with a quick-shifting 8-speed involuntary delivery with paddle shifters. Toyota projects 0-96 km/h acceleration in 4.1 seconds.
By defining specific opening and doing targets early in development, Toyota GAZOO Racing in Japan, with most submit from Toyota Motor North America and Toyota Motor Europe, flushed a Supra with a possess pushing characteristics. While posting a kind of opening numbers that excite enthusiasts, a 2020 Supra will prerogative drivers of all ability levels with a stirring sports automobile feel, even in bland driving.
Toyota President and Master Driver Akio Toyoda tested a Supra on a Nürburgring and other racing venues to give his personal feedback as a Master Driver to safeguard this new indication would surpass a expectations of Supra fans opposite a globe.
Supra devotees have waited a prolonged time for a next-generation model. They’ll find a 2020 Supra value a wait.
Shaped by Emotion … and Racing
The 2020 Supra embodies a abounding origin during initial glance, with a pattern that shows a sole reciprocity with a fourth-generation Supra built from 1993-2002, as good as a landmark 1967 Toyota 2000 GT. The similarity is some-more than skin deep: a new-generation Supra also shares with those important models a common traits of a brief wheelbase, worldly framework and high-performance inline-six-cylinder engine.
Toyota offering a glance of a new Supra’s pattern thesis in 2014 with a thespian FT-1 judgment automobile that emerged from Toyota’s Calty pattern centre in California. Supra’s distinguished extraneous pattern was desirous by a FT-1’s fluent form.
Optimization of a FT-1 pattern onto a efficient, high-performance wrapping of Supra was achieved by condensing a forms, shortening nonessential elements and serve enhancing a energetic and absolute character. It focuses on core Supra attributes, such as a inline six-cylinder engine and back expostulate layout, while enhancing other features, such as stretching a hood to prominence a engine, formulating a taut, though atmospheric two-seat cabin that helps intensify an ultra-wide stance. The outcome is a demeanour singular to Supra internally referred to as “Condensed Extreme.”
Functional by Design
The Supra pattern delivers a 50:50 weight change while optimizing front-to-rear aerodynamic balance. Toyota’s sports automobile birthright is clear throughout. The double-bubble roof design, for example, recalls a Toyota 2000 GT and it reduces drag by shred a roof centre to revoke a projected frontal area though sacrificing newcomer headroom.]
The front fascia was desirous by a fourth-generation Supra nonetheless is even some-more expressive, with a distinguished executive grille territory flanked by vast atmosphere intakes. In a rear, a prominent, bend back integrated spoiler, that helps to conceal aerodynamic lift, pays loyalty to a high back wing that was accessible on a fourth-gen Supra Turbo. The trapezoidal back buffer figure conveys a energetic clarity of transformation toward a tires.
The six-lens LED headlights confederate both daytime using lamps and spin vigilance functions to emanate a particular lighting signature for a new Supra. The back multiple lamps underline a elementary structure with a turn, tail and stop functions integrated into a particular categorical ring shape. The backup lamps are LEDs located in a centre of a revoke bumper.
Expressive colours intensify a romantic tie drivers feel with a high-performance sports car, that is because a 2020 Supra’s paint palette will embody confidant red, yellow and blue shades. The accessible matte gray adds a clarity of play to a Supra’s tautly circuitous surfaces by mixing a matte finish and a spirit of blue to emanate a metal-like texture.
Other accessible colours embody silver, white, black and dim gray.
Fun fact: In a new chronicle of a famous Supra logotype, a “S” was desirous by a racetrack s-bend.
Cockpit Concept: Wrapping a Driver
The 2020 Supra cockpit skilfully blends normal GT elements with ultra-modern functionality. The low, narrow-section lurch gives a motorist expanded brazen visibility, ideal for precisely fixation a automobile in corners.
A high-definition colour arrangement forms a instrument panel, raised a large-diameter, three-dimensional scale dial that seems to boyant over it. The single-metre pattern consolidates information required for opening driving, such as a tachometer and shift-timing indicator, enabling a motorist to simply concentration on vicious control information by a small-diameter steering wheel.
The display’s easy-to-read blueprint puts multimedia information, including audio and navigation, on a right side. A full-colour Head-Up Display projects critical pushing and navigation information brazen of a driver.
Toyota designers took a uninformed proceed to conceptualizing a centre console, giving it an asymmetrical figure that resolutely envelops a driver, with a padded post that serves as a right leg bolster. The passenger’s side of a console, meanwhile, is open for a ample feel, nonetheless also comforts kneepads for bolstering in corners.
The centre console resolutely groups controls for sports driving. The meridian control row protrudes from a centre dash, easing operation though averting eyes from a road.
Toyota designed a 2020 Supra to be both an bland sports automobile and an occasional line car. To that end, a foe seats, featuring integrated conduct restraints, were desirous by racing. The heated, leather seats use a slight categorical territory total with a shoulder bolsters to resolutely reason a motorist and passenger.
Supra’s smartly embellished luggage area, accessed around a lightweight multiple hatch, offers ability for twin people to container for a weekend getaway. The cell is done to accommodate prolonged items, such as a line day toolkit.
The 2020 Supra Performance Story
The 2020 Supra will underline a 3.0-litre turbocharged inline 6 that will furnish 335 hp and 365 lb-ft of torque. The torque comes on clever from really low engine speeds, interjection to a multiple of a twin-scroll turbocharger, proceed fuel injection, and invariably non-static timing on both a intake and empty camshafts. Engine response is serve extended interjection to a inline six’s non-static intake valve lift complement that adjusts intake valve timing and duration.
The 8-speed involuntary delivery delivers discerning up- and down-shifts and comforts paddle shifters for primer control when desired. Short ratios for a revoke gears and a Launch Control duty capacitate absolute acceleration with limit traction. Toyota estimates 0-96 km/h acceleration in 4.1 seconds. Top line speed will be electronically singular to 250 km/h.
The 2020 Supra will offer twin pushing modes, Normal and Sport. Sport Mode provides track-driving capability by shortening involvement of a traction and fortitude control functions as good as heightening stifle response, augmenting steering weight, improving delivery change crispness, some-more assertive active differential tuning and amplifying empty sound.
For opening pushing enthusiasts, a Supra will have an active differential that uses an electric engine and multi-plate clutches to control parallel torque. The active differential precisely controls torque placement between a back wheels, with stepless non-static locking from 0-100 per cent. The differential can control torque placement between a back wheels when cornering underneath both acceleration and braking, enabling larger movement by a corner. The active differential is also effective during ensuring neutral doing by shortening both understeer and oversteer.
Chassis: Lessons from a Track
Toyota GAZOO Racing had a specific prophesy when building Supra. High constructional rigidity, a low centre of sobriety and 50:50 weight placement was peerless to Toyota’s idea of achieving neutral cornering balance. For example, Toyota identified 9 areas of a vehicle’s back structure to be reinforced to boost rigidity.
Toyota also specified open and startle absorber tuning for a new double-joint open strut front cessation and multi-link back suspension. Likewise, Toyota set specific parameters for Supra’s fortitude control complement performance.
The front cessation subframe and control arm ascent points are greatly firm to produce accurate cornering characteristics. Aluminum control arms revoke unsprung weight, ensuing in higher lively and efficiency. High-performance circle hubs underline increasing rigidity and optimized kinematics. For accurate handling, Supra comforts a non-static support and non-static ratio sport-tuned electric energy steering.
The multi-link back cessation with a five-arm construction consists of lightweight aluminum to revoke weight while steel is employed in pivotal areas for combined strength and durability. The firm back subframe, and a fresh that connects it to a physique structure, helps safeguard greatly accurate circle control. Supra will come customary with 19-inch fake amalgamate wheels. The back wheels and tires are wider than on a front (rear tires: 275/35R19; front tires: 255/35R19) to raise grip, and opening Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires are fitted. Brakes are vast during all 4 corners, highlighted by 13.7-inch front rotors hold by 4-piston Brembo calipers.
Standard on Supra is Adaptive Variable Suspension. This complement now adjusts damping force in response to motorist submit and highway conditions. Two settings for a cessation are accessible – Normal and Sport.
Road and line growth took place in France, Austria, Italy (including many circuitous roads by a Alps), Germany (including a Nürburgring track), Sweden (ice and sleet highway testing), a U.K., Japan, Australia, and a U.S. A tellurian citizen, a new Supra will be fabricated in Graz, Austria.
GT Comfort, Maximum Multimedia
Like a 1990s predecessor, a 2020 Toyota Supra will be versed as a reward GT, with a apt change of duty and reward comfort and preference features. Keyless Smart Entry, twin involuntary meridian control, auto-dimming rearview mirrors, back camera, sleet sensor windshield wipers, garage doorway opener, energy folding mirrors, and a leather-wrapped steering circle will be standard.
Standard active reserve comforts embody brazen collision warning, involuntary puncture braking with walking detection, line depart warning with steering assist, involuntary high lamp and highway pointer assist. Additional active reserve and preference comforts are adaptive full speed journey control, blind mark monitor, back cranky trade warning and back finish collision warning.
The new-generation Supra will of march broach a state-of-the-art multimedia and connectivity experience. It will get an 8.8-inch touchscreen arrangement with navigation, rotary hold controller, Supra Connect telematics services, wireless Apple CarPlay, a reward 12-speaker JBL audio system, and wireless phone charging.
50+ Years of Toyota Sports Car Heritage
The 2020 Toyota Supra traces a 50+ year origin to Toyota’s initial sports car, a 1965 Sports 800. This neat though small (3.5 m. long) coupe offering a small over 40 horsepower from an air-cooled, two-cylinder fighter engine. The Sports 800 weighed only 580 kg and could strech 160 km/h in racing trim. It was successful in prolonged stretch races where trustworthiness and fuel economy worked to a advantage. Here’s one for automobile trivia buffs: The Sports 800 was a initial prolongation sports automobile to have a lift-out aluminum roof panel.
In 1967, Toyota dumbfounded a sports automobile investiture with a limited-production, hand-built 2000 GT. This six-cylinder, two-seat coupe crushed 3 universe annals and set 13 new general annals for speed and endurance. Just 351 of a 2000 GTs were made, about 60 of those left-hand-drive for trade to a U.S.
Nevertheless, many Americans saw a 2000 GT when a specifically built roadster chronicle was a automotive star in that year’s James Bond film, “You Only Live Twice.” Today, 2000 GTs can proceed $1 million in collector-car auctions.
Age of a Supra
In 1978, Toyota introduced a initial Supra (A40) as a premium, six-cylinder chronicle of a renouned Celica sports coupe. Four years later, Toyota began to apart a Supra from a Celica, with a second era (A60) featuring a totally opposite front-end pattern and a distinguished Performance indication with wider wheels and buffer flares.
With a entrance of a third-generation indication for 1986 (A70), a Supra became a possess graphic car. The following year, a Mk. III, as Supra aficionados call it, debuted a Turbo ascent indication with 230 horsepower.
Then came a icon: a fourth-generation Supra (A80, or “Mk. IV” to Supra buffs) arrived in 1993 and upended a tellurian sports automobile / GT hierarchy. The Supra Turbo used twin consecutive turbochargers to remove 320 horsepower from a 3.0-litre inline six. This definitely singular sports GT could accelerate from zero-to-96 km/h in underneath 5 seconds, trouncing proceed competitors, as good as some European models costing two-to-three times as much.
The Mk. IV Supra left a North American marketplace after 1998 though was constructed until 2002. It went on to turn famous for new generations in video games and in a “Fast and Furious” film series, stoking an greatly constant following that helped coax Toyota to rise a all-new fifth-generation Supra.
Toyota GAZOO Racing
The 2020 GR Supra is a initial tellurian indication grown by Toyota GAZOO Racing, a general powerful for Toyota’s tellurian motorsport program. In only a past year GR won a Le Mans 24 Hours foe and a FIA World Rally Champions. Its work is formed on 3 pillars: building people by holding partial in motorsport; formulating fans by a fad of motorsport and producing fun-to-drive cars; and creation ever-better cars by requesting a believe gained from motorsport competition.
This ethos has been entirely embraced by both Kiichiro Toyoda, owner of Toyota, and Akio Toyoda, Toyota Motor Corporation president, for a idea of “making ever-better cars”. Starting with this Supra, Toyota GAZOO Racing will send technical learnings from a foe line or convene theatre to a growth of not only new generations of Toyota’s sports-focused GR models, though also to a wider operation of vehicles, driven by tens of millions of people around a world.
With a 2020 Supra, Toyota is seeking to light automotive enthusiasts with lustful memories of a Supra, as good as hint a new call of sports automobile fans around a world.
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