I've always loved the Toyota Supra. Of course, one of my favorites is the legendary MKIV Supra. I've liked the MKIV Supra for as long as I can remember, even before it gained its legendary status. However, prices for a nice low-mileage one can get close to the six-figure range if you want a LHD turbo model. On the other hand, I remember seeing renderings for a Toyota concept that was rumored to be the new Toyota Supra.
As I entered into my driving years, I naturally became excited for the new Supra but when I was able to purchase my first car, there was still no mention of the new Supra, and it probably would've been out of my price range anyways as a recent college grad. However, the Supra finally arrived for the 2020 model year and I've been excited about it ever since, despite the fact that "it's a BMW" and here's why!
So What If the MKV Supra Was Built With BMW?
Enter the first vehicle in the new Toyota Gazoo Racing (GR) lineup, the Toyota GR Supra. While it's true that the Toyota GR Supra shares a platform with BMW, this never bothered me. Of course, I've always been wary of BMWs because of their reputation for reliability but this collaboration has resulted in a vehicle that combines Toyota's relentless commitment to quality and reliability with BMW's engineering prowess.
Toyota Quality-Control at Its Finest
Toyota's legendary reputation for building reliable, durable, and high-performance vehicles is well-established. With the GR Supra, Toyota has meticulously tailored and fine-tuned the BMW platform to meet their stringent engineering standards.
Every aspect of the GR Supra, from its body rigidity and suspension setup to its aerodynamics, has been carefully crafted by Toyota engineers to deliver an unparalleled driving experience. In my opinion, Toyota knows their consumers expect their vehicles to be reliable so if the B58 wasn't up to their standards, Toyota would never use it.
BMW Engineering at Its Finest
At the heart of the GR Supra lies a potent powertrain that propels this beast with incredible force. The turbocharged inline-six engine B58 engine is well-respected in the BMW world. It generates impressive power but more importantly, it has the ability to make an immense amount of power reliably with a few simple mods.
In fact, I think the B58 is a great successor to the 2JZ found in the MKIV Supra. I've never understood why people called the A90 Supra a BMW, as if that was a bad thing. At the end of the day, BMW makes a fantastic lineup of driver's cars and I don't regret the fact that Toyota has teamed up with BMW to revive a legend.
Stunning Design Worthy of a Supra Badge
Maybe you can't get over the fact that the new Supra has the heart of a BMW but it's hard to deny it looks GREAT. The Toyota GR Supra is a visual masterpiece that demands attention on the road. Its sleek and aggressive lines, coupled with an aerodynamic exterior, not only enhance its performance but also make a bold statement.
Step inside, and you'll be greeted by a driver-centric cockpit, meticulously designed to provide an immersive driving experience. From the high-quality materials to the advanced technology features, the GR Supra combines luxury and innovation seamlessly.
Would You Consider Buying the New Supra?
In summary, the Toyota GR Supra is a testament to the extraordinary collaboration between Toyota and BMW. By harnessing the strengths of both automakers, Toyota has created a sports car that not only upholds their reputation for excellence but also pushes the boundaries of performance. I've personally driven the GR Supra on a track and it's a fantastic vehicle that I will own some day. I'd like to know what you think of the new Supra!