The new Toyota 53k Supra sports car is finally unleashed

Toyota has unveiled its latest model at the Detroit Motor Show – and the new review of Supra is further from a Prius, as you can imagine.

Having teased fans with the suggestion of a brand new Supra for half a decade, the Japanese machine manufacturer has finally introduced the highly anticipated machine to the spectators on Monday, and will go on sale this year at a price below £ 53,000.

Powered by a 3.0-liter six-cylinder turbo engine producing 335 horsepower, the Supra can reach 52 km / h in just over four seconds, has a top speed of 155 miles per hour and is a one-finger salute to the green electric cars of the very near future.

Icon returns: Toyota unleashed the fifth generation of Supra sports cars at the Detroit Motor Show

Not having sold a Supra for the better part of 17 years, it is a model that gas stations have been eager to refresh with open arms.

And Toyota finally delivered, taking off the covers from the latest model at the Detroit 2019 Motor Show.

Famous for its extraordinary supercar capabilities and iconic performance in the first of the Fast and Furious movies, fans have been desperate for Toyota to follow the fourth generation of Supra – built from 1993 to 2002 – with something quite tasty.

The GR Supra (the GR that stands for Gazoo Racing, the official arm for the performance that developed the vehicle) is certainly at the height of the project, with enough power to overcome the Porsche 718 Cayman, the sports car leader in the region of £ 50,000.

As for the models that precede it, the fifth generation model maintains the front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, with enthusiasts of the two-seat layout.

The 3.0-liter turbocharged engine under the hood is not all Toyota's job, though.

It was developed in collaboration with BMW, which uses the same engine as its Z4 roadster and connects the engine to the same eight-speed automatic transmission.

Both will be built in the same factory in Graz, Austria.

Not having sold a Supra for the better part of 17 years, it is a model that the gas stations have been eager to refresh with open arms

The petrol engine with a 3.0-liter, 6-cylinder turbocharger is the same as that used in the current BMW Z4, shown here

Both the Supra and the Z4 will be built in the same factory in Graz, Austria

While it may not be all its work, the Supra with a combustion engine avoids the hybrid tradition of Toyota and could turn out to be the swan for "affordable" performance models before electrification cannibalizes the market.

A 62-mile sprint at the moment takes only 4.3 seconds – 0.4 faster than the standard £ 44,000 Cayman, although 0.1 slower than the £ 53 Cayman S – and Toyota has chosen to electronically limit the maximum speed to 155 miles per hour at BMW.

Two versions of Supra will be available from launch, with the entry car costing £ 52.695 and a limited run A90 edition – featuring all the bells and whistles and finished with Storm Gray paint – which requires £ 56.945 .

Toyota Supra against Porsche Cayman

Toyota GR Supra

Price: from £ 52.695

Engine: 3.0-liter six-cylinder cylindrical turbo

Power: 335bhp

0-62mph: 4.3 seconds

Full speed: 155 miles per hour (limited)

Porsche 718 Cayman PDK

Price: from £ 44.897

Engine: 2.0 liter turbocharger, four cylinders

Power: 290bhp

0-62mph: 4.9 seconds

Full speed: 170 mph

This last one will take place for the first 90 European customers who place orders and the first deliveries will take place this summer.

All the Supras will be equipped with two different driving modes: Normal and Sport for the road and a special "track" setting that prevents the stability control from interfering electronically when you want to send the samurai sports car sideways.

In the official announcement confirming his arrival, the manufacturer claimed that the GR Supra was conceived as a sports car in its purest form, with no compromises that would reduce the pleasure of driving experience.

Two versions of Supra will be available from launch, with the entry car costing £ 52.695 and a limited run A90 edition (pictured) – featuring all the bells and whistles and finished with paint Storm Gray – which requires £ 56.945

The first deliveries will arrive in the summer, although only 900 examples are expected in Europe in the first year

In the official announcement confirming his arrival, the manufacturer claimed that the GR Supra was conceived as a sports car in its purest form, with no compromises that would reduce the pleasure of driving experience "

As is the case with most modern performance machines, engineers have refined Supra in the infamous Nürburgring circuit in Germany, with the goal of creating the "most agile, stable and rewarding maneuverability" you can get from a £ 50,000 sports car.

In keeping with tradition, the design is inspired by the legendary – and now incredibly valuable – 2000GT of the years & # 60; in particular the huge bonnet and the double-bubble roof.

The chief designer of Toyota, Nobuo Nakamura, said that his task was to create a visual concept "Condensed Extreme", although measuring in 4.4 meters in length, almost 1.3 meters in height and about 1.8 meters of width, it's all but small.

"I knew that my mission was to create a design that was visually and physically exciting for sports car enthusiasts," he explained.

"Using an in-line six-cylinder front engine, the rear-wheel drive layout – something that is rarely seen in today's cars – has managed to reach something beyond the confines of Toyota."

The design imitates the Toyota 2000GT of the years & # 60; – in particular the engine bonnet and the double-bubble roof

It is said that the interior is inspired by a single-seat sports car, although much of the picture comes from the sister model BMW

All the Supras will be equipped with two different driving modes: Normal and Sport – for the road and a special "track" setting that prevents stability control by electronically interfering when you want to send the samurai sports car sideways

Inside, the cockpit is said to be inspired by a racing single-seater, with a low window line to maximize the view of the extended bonnet and main controls with an easy view and reach of the driver.

That said, most seem to be inspired by BMW, as the control panels known in the Z4 can be located around the cab, including the control dial of the i-Drive infotainment of the German brand.

The interior also has a racing-style steering wheel, anatomic seats with Alcantara upholstery and two 8.8-inch displays: one for the instrument cluster and the other a touch-screen for music control and display of vehicle information.

It's quite practical – even for sports car standards – with a 290-liter boot.

Only 900 will arrive in Europe in the first 12 months, so take your orders now if you want one before the summer of 2020.

A 290-liter boot means that the Supra can be a performing car with a little bit of practicality

The 3.0-liter in-line 6-cylinder turbo engine has a power of 335 horsepower, can hit 52 miles per hour in just over four seconds and has a top speed of 155 mph per hour

With a zero-emission future not far behind the corner, the Supra could be seen as a one-handed salute to electric vehicles that will soon dominate the market

2019 Toyota GR Supra specifications in detail
ENGINE
gender 6 cylinders, in line
Valve mechanism 24-valve DOHC with variable valve control and variable cam timing
Fuel supply system Direct injection
overfeed Single twin-scroll turbo
Displacement (cc) 2,998
Bore x stroke (mm) 82.0 x 94.6
Compression ratio 11.0: 1
Max. Power (bhp / kW @ rpm) 335/250 @ 5,000 6,500
Max. Torque (Nm @ rpm) 500 @ 1,600 4,500
Emissions level 6d euros
TRANSMISSION
gender 8-speed automatic
PERFORMANCE
Power to weight ratio (kg per kW) 6
Max. Speed ​​(mph) 155 (electronically limited)
0-62mph acceleration (sec) 4.3
FUEL CONSUMPTION AND EMISSIONS
All data on TBC fuel consumption TBC
Fuel tank capacity (l) 52
Related NEDC CO2 emissions (g / km) 170
SUSPENSION
Front suspension Double-joint axle with aluminum-steel structure with hydraulically damped ball bearing bearings
Rear suspension 5-arm axle in lightweight aluminum-steel construction
HELM
gender Rack and pinion, electric power steering
Global report 15.1: 1
Min. Circular turning (m) 11
BRAKES
Front (diameter x thickness, mm) Ventilated discs, 348 x 36, with fixed pliers with 4 pans
Rear (diameter x thickness, mm) Ventilated discs, 345 x 24, with single-pot floating calipers
TIRES
gender Michelin Pilot Super Sport
Front 255/35 ZR 19 96Y
Rear 275/35 ZR 19 100Y
DIMENSIONS
Overall length (mm) 4,379
Overall width (mm) 1,854
Overall height (mm) 1,292
Wheelbase (mm) 2,470
Front track (mm) 1,594
Rear track (mm) 1,589
Boot space 290
WEIGHT
Curve weight less driver (kg) 1,495
Gross weight of the vehicle (kg) 1,815

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