It’s safe to say that the Detroit Auto Show is one of the most anticipated conventions of the year, with leading manufacturers debuting their newest offerings, less-known companies revealing their innovative tech, and the unveil of the year’s upcoming heavyweights. Needless to say, Toyota stole the show with a single, highly-foreshadowed announcement — after 17 years, the Supra will finally be resurrected — and it’s slated to release in the summer of 2019.
The Supra is an iconic platform for the Japanese manufacturer, seeing immense popularity in the ‘90s (and early 2000s) before it was discontinued in 2002 due to the worldwide decline of coupe sales. The 2020 iteration reintroduces Toyota’s famous two-seat sports car, with upgrades in all the right places — a sleek new silhouette and a BMW-sourced 3.0-liter twin-scroll turbocharged inline six that produces 335 horsepower and 365 pound-feet of torque. Touting a 0-60 time of under 4.1 seconds, the eight-speed automatic transmission and standard active differential help to propel the vehicle to a blistering 155 miles per hour before the electronic limiter kicks in. A standard adaptive variable suspension helps to keep the tires on the road, with a multi-link in the rear and a double-joint spring strut axle adorning the front. Two different trims of the vehicle will be available at launch, a 3.0 and 3.0 Premium, with the greater of the two offering an upgraded interior with 8.8-inch touchscreen navigation, Apple Carplay, and a 12-speaker sound system from JBL audio. The first 1,500 Supras will be Special Launch Editions, and for a starting price of $56,180, buyers will receive exclusive carbon fiber accents, red mirror caps, matte black 19-inch alloy wheels, and even an Akio Toyoda plaque to commemorate the purchase.