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2020 Toyota Supra Pricing Starts At $49,990 In U.S.
After a 20 year absence the Toyota Supra is back. Toyota repeated what it did with Subaru for the 86, working with BMW to make the new Supra a reality. It uses the same drivetrain and platform hardware as the 2019 Z4, but unlike the Subaru BRZ and 86 clones, the Supra has its own distinct look and performance tuning by Toyota’s Gazoo Racing motorsports division. In fact, Toyota says that after agreeing on the 97.2-inch wheelbase, width and A-pillar locations in mid-2014, the two sides went their separate ways and did their own things.
The Toyota Supra (Japanese: トヨタ・スープラ Toyota Sūpura) is a sports car and grand tourer manufactured by Toyota Motor Corporation beginning in 1978. The initial four generations of the Supra were produced from 1978 to 2002. The styling of the Supra was derived from the Toyota Celica, but it was both longer and wider. Starting in mid-1986, the A70 Supra became a separate model from the Celica. In turn, Toyota also stopped using the prefix Celica and began just calling the car Supra. Owing to the similarity and past of the Celica’s name, it is frequently mistaken for the Supra, and vice versa. First, second, and third generation Supras were assembled at Tahara plant in Tahara, Aichi, while the fourth generation Supra was assembled at the Motomachi plant in Toyota City.
The Supra also traces much of its roots back to the Toyota 2000GT owing to an inline-6 layout. The first three generations were offered with a direct descendant to the Toyota Crown‘s and 2000GT’s M engine. Initial four generations of Supra produced have an inline 6-cylinder engine, while the fifth generation model have a BMW-sourced inline 4-cylinder engine as an option. Interior aspects were also similar, as was the chassis code “A”.
Along with this name and car Toyota also included its own logo for the Supra. It is derived from the original Celica logo, being blue instead of orange. This logo was used until January 1986, when the A70 Supra was introduced. The new logo was similar in size, with orange writing on a red background, but without the dragon design. That logo, in turn, was on Supras until 1991 when Toyota switched to its current oval company logo. (The dragon logo was a Celica logo regardless of what color it was. It appeared on the first two generations of the Supra because they were officially Toyota Celicas. The dragon logo was used for the Celica line until it too was discontinued.)
In 1998, Toyota ceased sales of the fourth generation Supra in the United States and in 2002 Toyota officially stopped production of the Supra in Japan. In 2019, the fifth generation Supra, which is now related to the G29 BMW Z4, will be introduced.
Generation names are A40, A60, A70, A80 and A90/J29. A trend started by American owners was to name the cars using Volkswagen Mark terms but this was never adopted by Toyota nor used in any of its publications. The official Toyota names refer to the chassis codes only. Toyota uses the name Mark II to refer to its X chassis platform cars that include the Mark II, Cressida, Chaser, and Cresta models.
The Supra has appeared in numerous video games, movies, music videos and TV shows. Some of the most notable appearances include the Initial D, Gran Turismo, Forza Motorsport, Sega GT, Tokyo Xtreme Racer, Need for Speed, Midnight Club, Wangan Midnight, Asphalt and Forza Horizon video games and The Fast and the Furious film series.
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