Toyota Supra Performance
The 2020 Toyota Supra brings new life to an iconic sports car that hasn’t been sold in the United States since 1998. Performance-oriented drivers found the Supra to be a great vehicle for track days, and some even took to drifting because of its powerful engine and rear-wheel drive. With the launch of the 2020 model, Toyota fans all over are excited to see how the Supra will measure up against its 1998 MKIV roots.
That’s why we at Ron Hibbard Toyota wanted to put together this Toyota Supra performance guide for the drivers in Gallatin, and around Nashville and Madison. Below, we’ve compiled the Supra model’s specifications for your convenience—so you don’t have to scour the internet to find out what you need to take the Supra for a spin. Be sure to contact us today to learn more.
Engine & Transmission
When it comes to raw power, the Toyota Supra has a lot to spare. Pop the hood and you’ll find a 3.0L twin-scroll turbocharged inline 6-cylinder. This engine comes standard across all three trims and is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. When you press its gas pedal, the Supra will distribute up to 335 horsepower and 365 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheels.
You might be wondering what that kind of power means for its 0-60 MPH. Well, you’ll reach 60 MPH in roughly 4.1 seconds and the 2020 Supra has an electronically controlled top speed of 155 MPH. Cruising in the left lane or down winding back roads just became a lot more enjoyable.
Brakes & Suspension
If you’re going to opt for a car with plenty of horsepower and quick acceleration, you probably want to ensure that you have hefty brakes. Luckily, the Supra has two options for brake setups.
The base 3.0 trim comes with Brembo 4-piston aluminum ventilated disc brakes, while the 3.0 Premium and Launch Edition trims are equipped with red Brembo 4-piston cast iron ventilated disc brakes. If you’re planning to put your Supra to work, cast iron brakes generally offer a longer operational lifespan.
The 2020 Supra also has an extremely wide stance—an 1850-mm track width—to give it additional stability. Additionally, Toyota lowered the engine and transmission as low as possible to give the Supra a lower center of gravity for better handling.
Take a look under the chassis to inspect its multi-link independent rear suspension and double-joint-type MacPherson strut front suspension. To shed weight off the Supra, Toyota integrated hollow front and rear stabilizer bars.
What analyzes the road thousands of times per second to accommodate for different conditions? The Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) that’s in every Supra model. Not only can the AVS alter suspension responsiveness instantly, but it’ll do so with each shock independently, depending on what your drive requires.
The last thing you want to think about around a tight curve is your steering system. Behind the Toyota Supra model’s steering wheel, there’s a computerized Sport-calibrated Electric Power Steering (EPS), which means you can count on your vehicle to be agile and optimized.
While the 2020 Supra is a race car at heart, Toyota understood that people will likely use it for their daily commutes. That’s where Normal and Sport driving modes come in. Select Normal Mode for a regularly smooth and relaxed ride. However, switch the Supra over to Sport Mode and it will turn into a track-ready monster with a defined exhaust sound and enhanced performance.
Learn More About the 2020 Toyota Supra
After reading through our Toyota Supra performance guide, we hope that you’re excited to learn more about this instant classic. Packed with a suite of race-inspired technology, a powerful engine, and finely-tuned suspension, the Supra is ready for just about any road in Gallatin, and around the Nashville and Madison areas.
Of course, the only way to truly experience the 2020 Toyota Supra model’s robust offerings is to take it for a test drive. Get in touch with the showroom at Ron Hibbard Toyota to schedule a test drive today!