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A Legend Returns – The 2020 Toyota Supra Is Unveiled In World Premiere @NIAS2019

2020 Toyota Supra,, Iain Shankland

TORONTO – JANUARY 14, 2019. In January 2019, the fifth-generation GR Supra, made its undisguised world debut at the North American International Auto Show (NIAS) in Detroit. Behind the new Supra is a 50+ year lineage of single Toyota sports and GT cars – ahead of it awaits the world’s great driving roads, some of which were used to develop this all-new Toyota.

The 2020 Supra goes on sale in the summer of 2019 with a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $49,990.

The 2020 Supra is a fully forward-looking sports car, brimming with a cutting-edge powertrain, chassis technology and multimedia. Like the pinnacle of the previous Supra series, the 2020 model will be powered by a turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine. The new Supra’s 3.0-liter twin-scroll turbo six will produce 335 hp and 365 lb-ft of torque and will be teamed with a quick-shifting eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. Toyota projects 0-96 km/h acceleration in 4.1 seconds.

By defining specific performance and handling targets early in development, Toyota Racing GAZOO in Japan, with much input from Toyota Motor North America and Toyota Motor Europe, imbued with the Supra its own driving characteristics. While posting the kind of performance numbers that excite enthusiasts, the 2020 Supra will reward drivers of all skill levels with a thrilling sports car feel – even in everyday driving.

Supra devotees have waited a long time for the next-generation model – they’ll find the 2020 Supra worth the wait!

Shaped by … Emotions and Racing

The 2020 Supra embodies its rich lineage at first glance, with a design that shows a particular kinship with the fourth-generation Supra built from 1993 to 2002, as well as the landmark 1967 Toyota 2000 GT. The resemblance is more than skin deep: the new-generation Supra shares the common traits of a short wheelbase, sophisticated frame and high-performance inline-six-cylinder engine with the previous iteration.

*At this point I lost the will to live while reading the long-winded press release full of mistakes and decided not to continue……

Source: Toyota / Corrections: Iain Shankland

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