After its long-awaited debut at this year's Detroit auto show, the Supra has officially returned to Toyota's lineup. Powered by a twin-scroll turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six engine from BMW combined with an eight-speed automatic transmission, the 3,397-pound 2020 Supra generates 335 hp and 365 pound-feet of torque. With a low center of gravity, wide track and short wheelbase for crisp handling, the 2020 Supra boasts a 50-50 front-rear weight ratio and body rigidity on a par with the carbon fiber Lexus LFA. Here's a roundup of snippets of Supra reviews from the automotive media.
"I haven't had a go at the BMW Z4 yet, but I did some tire-shredding in the GR Supra on the Shenandoah Circuit of Summit Point Motorsports Park in West Virginia. The out-of-the-box tune feels a bit heavy (3,397 pounds) and a tiny bit underpowered (335 hp and 365 lb-ft), but fabulous — very refined, precisely and impeccably balanced. With the car's computer-stability features turned way down for track time, it was also easy to pitch around corners, sliding sideways, with a lot of steering input and tire squawling. Confirmed: The GR Supra can do a hero drift out of the box.
"However, after a couple of laps paddle-shifting from second to fourth gears — thud-bwwingggAHH, thud-bwwingggAHH — it became obvious how much car lay underneath the factory's civilian settings. Put some tires on and take some weight out and this car would make an excellent sports racer."
-- Dan Neil, The Wall Street Journal