After years of will-they-or-won’t-they speculation, Toyota finally made a decision about whether to revive its long-gone Supra sports car in the U.S. More precisely, CEO Akio Toyoda made the call. And when the company bears your last name, you typically get your way.
And so the Toyota Supra, one of Akio’s favorites, is back in all of its growling glory about two decades after it was discontinued. The 2020 Supra debuted Monday at the Detroit auto show. showing off its sleek, low-riding, two-door design to a horde of journalists.
The Supra will hit showrooms in summer 2019. It will be available in three trim levels: 3.0, 3.0 Premium and Launch Edition. The base price starts at $49,990. The Launch Edition, of which only 1,500 units will be available, will start at $55,520.
Designers and engineers took inspiration from Toyota’s hand-built, limited-edition 1967 2000 GT and the fourth-generation version phased out in the late 1990s. It boasts a turbocharged, 3-liter, 6-cylinder engine with 335 horsepower and an 8-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters.
The new Supra zips along from 0 to 60 miles per hour in an estimated 4.1 seconds. It has an electronically limited top speed of 155.