When the new Toyota Supra conecpt was given out to the public, every JDM fanboy was excited to get a new car for their tuner needs. And with it being a Supra, a lot of expectations were held for the car, being the successor of the legendary MK4 Supra. But when it was launched at the Detroit MotorShow, many of these enthusiasts were hurt by just looking at it.
Let's look further,shall we!
When rumors for a new Toyota Supra to be launched were coming up, everybody was excited for it. People who owned the MK4 Supra's, R34's and R35's and even Acura NSX's staretd to save up for the new Supra.
The MK4 Supra had made a huge impact in the JDM and tuning culture. With sick builds with 2JZ's and a 1000Horsepowers, insane wrap schemes, loud exhausts throwing flames to make those marshmellows crisp and tasty, and to become a part of the most Legendary Film Franchise, The Fast And Furious, the MK4 Supra has made its mark. But when the 2020 Supra or the MK5 Supra launched, the people felt cheated.
Instead of getting something to compete with the R35 GTR or the Acura NSX, what we got was a BMW with the badging of a Toyota. But, the Toyota Supra is still in what it is, is a complete car and a JDM too..
While Supras are all about getting their engine swapped, body kits, loud exhausts with flames and huge turbos, the MK5 Supra In Japan will feature a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine sourced from BMW, which will come with 194 or 255 horsepower. But let's hit the big stuff: 335 horsepower, 365 lb-ft of torque from a single-turbo 3.0-liter straight six. An eight-speed torque-converter automatic transmission is the only gearbox available right now. Toyota claims a 0-60 of 4.1 seconds, with an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph, and a curb weight of 3397 pounds.
The interior of the car has been completely been taken out from the BMW Z4,the interior looks solid and the instrument cluster is digital too, which adds up to the complete modern looks of the car. The infotainment, A.C controls and the gear knob have been removed from the Z4, but look good in the Supra too. The steering has a nice finish to it, and has just 2-seats, as it is a JDM.
With SEMA comping up right around the corner, we at TheDriversHub cannot wait to see the builds people come up with at the meet. Toyota rumors are coming up that the Supra will be launching in India too, and if it does, we cannot wait to see what it has in store for us. In the end of all, the MK5 Supra has lived up to the expectations of the MK4 Supra, it will just take the time to build its empire, the way the Mk4 did!