Toyota Supra (New)
STATUS: New for 2020 - For those who are unaware, Toyota and BMW cooperated in designing both the Supra coupe and the 2020 Z4 roadster, respectively. The cars look completely different, of course, with the Supra takings its unorthodox styling cues from the far more exaggerated FT-1 concept car. The genesis for the collaboration, aside from sharing development costs, was Toyota's desire to stick with an inline six-cylinder engine that has been a Supra hallmark ever since the first model arrived for the 1979 model year. It just so happens that straight-sixes are a BMW specialty. For Toyota , the 3.0-liter powerplant makes 335 horsepower. For the Z4, it makes 382. Both get eight-speed automatic transmissions with paddle shifters. Toyota claims the combination can propel the Supra to 60 mph from rest in 4.1 seconds, which is quick for a 3,400-pound sports car. Drivers can dial in a Sport operating mode that alters the throttle, transmission, steering, exhaust and dampers (shocks) to more aggressive settings. The absence of a manual gearbox might seem sacrilege to some, but rumor has it that one will be hitched to a turbo four-cylinder base engine that could become available in a year or two.
Base price (incl. destination): $50,950
Type: Two-door hatchback sport coupe
Engine (h.p.): 3.0-liter I-6, turbocharged (335)
Transmission: Eight-speed automatic
Base mpg (city/highway/combined): 24/31/26
Base weight (lb.): 3,370