The Toyota Supra was last spotted in the auto-markets more than 10 years ago. The long hiatus came to an end in the recent months when the Japanese auto maker launched the 2019 Toyota Supra. Toyota collaborated with the German BWM to produce this state-of-the-art car. Vehicle enthusiasts have touted the car as one of the best Japanese sports cars.
The new Supra is based on the FT-1 concept, but it’s refurbished with the latest designs and innovations. The exterior and interior features have been changed to reflect those of a modern sports car. From the bumpers and the lights to the seats and the dashboard, almost all the features have been made better. The drivetrain is completely different from that of its predecessor.
The exterior carries the aggressive and muscular designs of a sports car. The entire body has been aligned aerodynamically to minimize the effects of air resistance. The front bumper is inspired by the Formula 1 Car, with the spoiler completely resembling that of the racing car. The headlights and tail lights have been magnificently redesigned and feature the LED technology.
The cabin has been made more spacious. There is enough room for the passengers. The steering wheel, seats and seat belts are made out of leather. Generally, these features have been added to improve the comfort of the car.
More convenience and safety features have been added in the interior. There is a satellite navigation system to help the driver when riding in unfamiliar locations. Other interesting features of the new car include internet connectivity, audio system and climate control system. The audio system is from JBL.
Engine and Performance
The 2019 Toyota Supra comes with the turbocharged inline 4 engine. The powertrain delivers a maximum of 410 horsepower and 420 lb-ft torque. There is also an electric unit to boost the engine. The engine is more powerful and fuel efficient than the original turbo inline 6 engine.
The new Supra has a semi-automatic gearbox and a dual-clutch. Being a rear-wheel drive vehicle, it is perfect on road and excellent on track. The maximum speed is 186 mph and the car can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds.
2019 Toyota Supra Release date and Price
The 2019 Toyota Supra has been spied and is expected to hit the markets before the end of 2018. The price ranges between $60,000-80,000. Yeah, it is a price of a top notch sports car. The new Supra faces competition from Nissan 350Z and Chevrolet Corvette Stingray.