What the critics say
The 2020 Toyota Supra
“You’re looking at a Toyota that drives like a Porsche. Stop and think about that for a minute.” The first Supra to be sold in the U.S. in 21 years is a Toyota–BMW love child—concept, styling, and tuning by Toyota; hardware by BMW. But don’t be flustered, brand loyalists. The comeback model is “unquestionably the best Supra ever.” Though “typically Toyota-comfortable” in relaxed daily driving, it “welcomes hard use,” with thrilling acceleration, effortless balance, and brilliant braking. “This is the real deal.”
Car and Driver
The engine, a Toyota-tuned BMW inline-six, is rated at 335 hp. Better yet, the Supra “follows in the BMW tradition of delivering far better performance than its claimed power would suggest.” We hit 60 mph in just 3.8 seconds and blasted through the quarter-mile in 12.3, at 113 mph. That makes it nearly as fast as the bigger, pricier Chevrolet Corvette and faster than the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350.
Though the Supra can’t quite match the cornering prowess of a Porsche Cayman, it’s still “an extremely sharp handler.” It’s also one of the better-sounding sports cars you can buy today: Just press the Sport Mode button and this little two-seat coupe becomes “a popping-and-growling monster.” We wish a manual transmission were available. But, oh well. Everything else about it “happens to be excellent.” ■