After years of speculation, the fifth-generation Toyota GR Supra has made its world debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, USA. The 2020 Supra goes on sale in summer of 2019 and will be available in two grades; 3.0 and 3.0 Premium, as well as a Launch Edition which will be based on the 3.0 Premium grade.
The 2020 model will be powered by a turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine capable of a 0-60 mph acceleration in 4.1 seconds, which makes this the quickest Toyota-branded production vehicle to date. Top track speed will be electronically limited to 155 mph.
The new Toyota Supra embodies its rich lineage at first glance, with a design that shows a kinship with the fourth-generation Supra built from 1993-2002, as well as the landmark 1967 Toyota 2000 GT. The resemblance is more than skin deep: the new-generation Supra also shares with those notable models the common traits of a short wheelbase, sophisticated chassis, and high-performance inline-six-cylinder engine.
For performance driving enthusiasts, the Supra will have an active differential that uses an electric motor and multi-plate clutches to control lateral torque. The active differential precisely controls torque distribution between the rear wheels, with stepless variable locking from 0-100 percent.
Tosan Aduayi is a motoring enthusiast and commentator and writes from Dallas – firstname.lastname@example.org