"Certainly there are still vehicles that prioritize fun driving; I don't think that's going away," says Stephanie Brinley, the lead automotive analyst for IHS Markit research firm. "But customers have shifted, and they prefer utility vehicles, and that's what's selling. The auto show in Detroit reflects that."Supra also arrives just as iconic cars from the 1990s are becoming popular to collect and drive among millennials (see also: Acura NSX, Nissan GT-R, Porsche 928). One notable Bring a Trailer sale saw a late-era Supra with just 7,000 miles on the odometer sell for $121,000, while a similar '94 Supra went for $80,500 earlier last year.The new Supra takes some cues from predecessors such as the 1965 Sports 800 (a tiny two-seat coupe similarly at home on the road and on the track), the 1967 Toyota 2000GT (they each have "double bubble" rooflines), and the 1990s-era Supras with much same body style (prominent front grill, hatchback rear) as the one unveiled in Detroit. Today's version, … [Read more...] about See the center stage-worthy photos from Toyota’s unveiling of its buzzy new Supra
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The North American International Auto Show in Detroit will be noticeably light on exciting debuts this year as automakers chase customers elsewhere. That'll give Toyota a prime spotlight to reintroduce its Supra, a car petrolheads have been clamoring for since the last model left Japanese assembly lines in 2002.GM and Ford also show new vehicles. But Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche and Jaguar Land Rover, along with such higher-end brands as Ferrari, McLaren, and Lamborghini, are skipping it altogether."Manufacturers are trying to do launches away from the trade shows so they can control the narrative and the coverage," says Matt DeLorenzo, senior managing editor for Kelley Blue Book. "The more futuristic and best stuff will be done at venues like CES or Pebble Beach or the Festival of Speed."The lack of competition on the show floor leaves plenty of room for the debuts that are there to shine during the last year the Detroit show will be held in winter. Starting in 2020, … [Read more...] about Toyota’s new Supra sports car will shine in the auto world spotlight next week
The world debut of Toyota's long-anticipated Supra at the Detroit Auto Show is here. We now have official pricing and specs for the car, including the limited-to-1,500-units Launch Edition.If you were expecting the new Supra to be cheap because it wears a Toyota badge, think again pal. The Supra was always pricey and that's no different now, with the base 3.0 model starting at $49,990 before options. The Premium version goes up to 53,990, and the Launch Edition will set you back a cool $55,250.What do you get for that money? To start with, you get a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine that produces 335 horsepower and 365 pound-feet of torque. This one engine option is mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox with paddle shifts. There is no manual option available.All new Supras will come standard with an active rear differential, adaptive cruise control and launch control. There's also a bunch of standard advanced driver assistance features including automatic … [Read more...] about 2020 Toyota Supra pricing is here, but is it the bargain we were hoping for?
Way, way back in March at the Geneva Motor Show, Toyota teased the world with the racing concept version of its new Supra. Naturally, we were pretty excited, but what we really wanted was the production version of the car. Apparently, we'll be getting our first look at just that next week during the Goodwood Festival of Speed.The new Supra is a car that's had an incredibly long gestation period and which will either blow enthusiasts' minds or leave them disappointed and clamoring for a keyboard on which to write long screeds in forums. We're keeping our thoughts positive despite hearing rumors that we won't see a manual transmission version and that it's likely going to be a pretty pricey proposition to own one.Toyota Europe let slip the news that it would have a production Supra at Goodwood via its Twitter account and posted an image of a camouflaged car with it. While it's unclear whether the wrap is coming off for the car's debut, we are definitely keeping all of our fingers and … [Read more...] about Toyota is debuting the production Supra at Goodwood
It seemed both prophetic and appropriate when Toyota showed its GR Supra Racing Concept at the Geneva Motor Show in March. The car's long hood, wide stance and gaping intakes looked for all the world like they were designed with motorsports livery and sponsorship decals in mind. But forgive us at Roadshow for never having considered that Toyota would actually consider taking their upcoming sports car racing in NASCAR.Yet that's exactly what's being reported by Sports Business Journal. According to the publication, the Supra will take the place of Toyota's Camry in NASCAR's Xfinity Series feeder program soon, and it seems likely that if that happens, the Supra will eventually appear in the flagship Monster Energy Cup Series, too. Toyota's Camry has been a mainstay in NASCAR since the Japanese automaker entered the series a decade ago.If the notion of Toyota's bona-fide sports car mixing it up in NASCAR seems a bit odd, remember that the stock-car racing series is no longer … [Read more...] about Toyota Supra headed to NASCAR series?