It feels like this has been a long time coming. The 2020 Toyota Supra, first teased as an idea in the form of the FT-1 Concept, is finally ready to come out and play. In fact, after all the time spent teasing its arrival, Toyota has to be a bit miffed that the real deal has been revealed a bit early. While the car will be shown at the Detroit Auto Show, it’s gotten early eyeballs thanks to a tweet from Toyota Mexico.
A video has been produced talking about the return of the Supra. In it, Akio Toyoda speaks as the new sports car drives through a setup false nighttime city scene. There are hero shots. There’s lots of angles. You can take in the new Supra any way you’d like. But I’m curious if you still care at all?
Like the new NSX before it, the Toyota Supra feels like it’s been in development purgatory for far too long. Yes, we want the engineers to get it right. But this one still feels like it’s been baking in the oven for a bit longer than necessary. That puts a bit of a dampener on the hype and excitement of the arrival of a new Supra.
Glory days returned?
I do begin daydreaming of the sports car glory days of the 1990s though, and that puts a smile on my face. Remember Supra vs 300ZX vs 3000GT? Throw in the RX-7 as well, and you had a handful of Japanese sports cars ready to take on the world. As those cars got better and more powerful, their price tags rose to insane heights. With a new Supra set to arrive in the modern world, a relatively hefty price tag won’t be quite as shocking. Nearly every new car is a bit too expensive, and this one will be no exception.
But I hope it’s a joy to drive. If the Supra is a damn-fine machine, then perhaps the wait will be worth it.
What do you think?
[Source: YouTube via Jalopnik]