The 2020 Toyota Supra marks the return of an icon to the Japanese automaker’s lineup. We haven’t seen a new Supra for sale here in the US for the last 21 years. The fourth generation A80 went away in 2002, but left the US market in 1998. With the A90, Toyota has turned to BMW for some help bringing its flagship sportscar back into the fold. And according to all of the initial reviews, that’s a pretty damn good thing.
No… we weren’t invited to the first drive. Seemingly every other outlet was though, and it’s worth taking a look at what a few people have to say about the new Supra:
Car and Driver calls it the “proper sports car it needs to be”.
Jalopnik says it’s “not what we expected but it’s very good”.
Tim Stevens from CNET/Roadshow has a great deep dive and well-shot video.
Finally, Friend-of-Redusernab Matt Farah has an on-track video of the new Toyota Supra:
He says it’s worth the wait, which is a bold claim. Farah backs up his reasoning in the video above. Give it a watch.
So what do you think about the new Supra? The Internet was quick to dump on it since it’s basically a reskinned and tuned BMW Z4. But all fo the early words I’m reading or video I’m watching is quick to heap a healthy hump of praise.
Hopefully we get our grubby mitts on an example in the not-too-distant future.