The Supra is a revival of a car Toyota hasn’t made in over 20 years. It started as a version of Toyota’s now also defunct Celica in 1978, but was spun off as its own model in 1986. It became famous as one of the most famous Japanese tuner cars of the’80s and’90s.
Aside from the reputation it earned on its own, the Supra was famous for being featured in “The Fast and the Furious” movie franchise, where it had been driven by the late actor Paul Walker.
The car will go on sale this summer. It is going to have 3.0-liter turbo six-cylinder 335-horsepower engine and an automatic transmission with paddle shifters. Toyota says the car ought to have the ability to go from 0 60 mph in 4.1 seconds. It will have an electronically limited speed of 155 mph.
Buyers will have their choice of two trim levels, the base 3.0 model and a 3.0 Premium.
Toyota’s President Akio Toyoda analyzed the car himself on the famed Nurburgring track in Germany, as well as elsewhere around the world.
The automobile will probably not come cheap, and it isn’t supposed to be a high-volume automobile, stated LMC Automotive President of Global Forecasting Jeff Schuster.
“It’s absolutely for enthusiasts,” he explained. “The name is one of those names that has some history to it. Obviously, not as much as a Mustang or a Challenger, but in its space of more of the super-tuner type of vehicle it carries a lot of weight. There is no question it will get a lot of buzz around it. But for all intents and purposes it is meant to be a small volume vehicle, at least from our expectation.”
Disclosure: “The Fast and the Furious” films were produced by Universal Studios, which such as CNBC is owned by Comcast.