Toyota Supra – long-term review – Top Gear

Everyone bow and state Konnichiwa to our latest TG Garage recruit. Or should that be Guten Tag? It can just be the brand-new Supra. Wait, did someone state ‘cheap shot’? Well, not compared to what you lot have actually been spouting in the comments area over the last few months. See, the brand-new Supra is a cars and truck that’s been hopelessly taken in by a maelstrom of examination due to the fact that of its double citizenship. And among the main factors we wish to run one long-lasting.

And it’s been a while. The Supra was teased, hyped and dripped over a near decade-long pregnancy duration. It’s 6 years because we saw the FT-1 idea. We had the insane Toyota GR Supra Racing Concept in March 2018. We saw the BMW Z4 in summer 2018 and drove it in October. We drove the Supra model, in an eye-scrambling patchwork wrap. Then saw photos of the version that’ll race in Japanese Super GT. Blurry web leaks of the Supra proper. The wait has actually been agonising for the hardcore fanbase and that gave you lot time to sharpen your swords to enter into battle for when the covers were shaken off it.

Ever since it has been peppered with hot takes from web warriors and media types alike. Why? Since of its engineering tie-up with BMW. In case you didn’t know, the new A90 Supra shares a platform, running gear, engine, transmission and big pieces of the interior with the BMW Z4. Now, collaboration in between business isn’t anything new, especially for Toyota– which came out the better for the GT86/Subaru BRZ job and went threesies with Peugeot and Citroen for the Aygo/108/C1– but this one struck a nerve due to the fact that it’s the Supra, the ultimate Japanese automobile for a generation weaned on the Fast & & Furious franchise.

When very first seeing and driving the vehicle last year, being a JDM fanboy I had my bookings. Because the world has gone a bit mad since then, I’ve chosen to wind my neck in and approach this Supra with a fresh viewpoint. Let’s be frank, without the controversial collaboration, this striking RWD, straight-six coupe would not exist. This dying type is being replaced with more generic, less characterful ‘movement services’, so bring it on, BMW bits and all.

What is GY20 XCG? A top of the line Pro specification, that’s what. It’s got BMW’s rorty (and extremely tuneable) 335bhp B58 turbocharged inline-six attached to ZF’s common eight-speed car. Being top spec, every alternative is practically pre-ticked. In reality, the only addition is that deep, slightly mesmerising blue paint (₤ 710). I wasn’t too sure how it ‘d come out in natural light, it’s an intriguing colour that masks some of the Supra’s fussy lines and details to offer it a more voluptuous shape. It looks appropriately smart in the flesh; fantastically proportioned and uses its jazzy half chrome 19-inch wheels well. Which lots of cars stop working to do nowadays.

Tuning is obviously on my order of business– after all, the godfather of the new Supra, Tetsuya Tada, left built-in margin for more exploitation, and it ‘d be impolite not to explore its capacity. How far can we press it? We’ll have to wait and see.

It can just be the brand-new Supra. See, the new Supra is an automobile that’s been hopelessly taken in by a maelstrom of examination since of its double citizenship. In case you didn’t understand, the new A90 Supra shares a platform, running gear, engine, transmission and large pieces of the interior with the BMW Z4. I wasn’t too sure how it ‘d come out in natural light, it’s an appealing colour that masks some of the Supra’s fussy lines and details to offer it a more voluptuous shape. Tuning is undoubtedly on my to-do list– after all, the godfather of the brand-new Supra, Tetsuya Tada, left built-in margin for more exploitation, and it ‘d be rude not to explore its capacity.

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