2020 Toyota Supra review: A solid sports car that’s rife with controversy

After the fourth-generation Toyota Supra disappeared from US showrooms 20 years ago, it’s finally back with some help from BMW.

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What a time to be a Japanese sports car fan. A whole bunch of storied names are available in the US. Today you can walk into a dealership and buy a new Acura NSX , Honda Civic Type R, Mazda MX-5 Miata, Nissan GT-R or 370, Subaru BRZ or WRX and now, once again, a Toyota Supra.

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Not unlike when the NSX returned a few years ago, there’s been a huge uproar from die-hard Supra fans about this latest incarnation. The Toyota has been panned for its BMW-sourced platform and drivetrain. And yeah, I could go down a rabbit hole debating if the new Supra is really a Supra since it doesn’t have a Toyota-built foundation and isn’t powered by a successor to the old 2JZ engine. But I’m not going to, because I don’t care. The new Supra is a good sports car, and that’s all that matters.

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Both organisations operate in the retail environment, with brands that include Currys, Carphone Warehouse, Dixons Travel and PC World, but the two entities each have their own benefits structures.

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Publisher: Employee Benefits
Date: 2014-08-28T05:00:00+00:00
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2020 Toyota GR Supra: First Digital Drive Review

Even before anyone has gotten any seat time in the production-ready 2020 Toyota GR Supra, there are some pretty strong opinions about the car. “Nice Z4,” detractors snark. “2JZ or bust,” nostalgists declare. “Where is muh manual transmission,” purists sniff.

The MkV Supra was recently added to Gran Turismo Sport, and we thought it’d be a fun exercise to see if the criticisms had any merit by taking Toyota’s newest sports car out for a virtual spin.

Publisher: The Drive
Author: Chris Tsui
Twitter: @thedrive
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2020 Toyota Supra Makes Thrilling Return

The Toyota Supra returns to the market after a two-decade absence with sharper reflexes, extroverted styling, advanced safety systems, and modern infotainment technology. This fifth-generation coupe is now more focused on being a great sports car. It’s strictly a two-seater now, too.

The origin story for this latest Supra started as a partnership between Toyota and BMW to develop a shared sports car platform. BMW uses it for the recent Z4 roadster.

Each automaker uses the same platform and a version of a BMW powertrain: Toyota uses a 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder turbocharged engine here, paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. (For its part, BMW offers the Z4 with a four-cylinder turbocharged engine, as well as the six.) Both cars are built in the same factory in Austria.

Publisher: Consumer Reports
Date: 2019-05-29T13:21Z
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