New Supra debuted: the fastest serial ToyotaJanuary 14, 2019
Sport coupe Toyota Supra received turbo six and automatic transmission
Toyota has unveiled a new generation Supra at the Detroit Motor Show. The model, built on the BMW Z4 platform by specialists from the sports division of the GAZOO Racing brand, received an ideal weight distribution of 50:50, turbo six and automatic transmission.
The overall length of the Supra of the fifth generation is 4381 millimeters, the width is 1854 millimeters, the height is 1293 millimeters, and the size of the wheelbase reaches 2469 millimeters. Thus, the sport coupe turned out to be two millimeters longer than the Porsche 718 Boxster and almost 60 millimeters more than the BMW Z4, but 101 millimeters shorter than the Jaguar F-Type. As before, the sports coupe has rear-wheel drive, front-engine layout and a two-seater cabin.
The novelty is equipped with the same engine as the Z4: a three-liter turbocharged “six” with a power of 340 horsepower and an eight-speed automatic transmission with the possibility of changing the gears with steering-wheel petals. From zero to 96 kilometers per hour, the Supra accelerates in 4.1 seconds, which makes it the fastest serial Toyota. For comparison, BMW dials the first hundred kilometers per hour in 4.5 seconds, and the 350-hp Porsche 718 Boxster S in 4.4 seconds.
The maximum speed of the Supra is electronically limited to 250 kilometers per hour.
Supra will receive an active rear differential with the possibility of 100% blocking, adaptive suspension, launch control and two modes of operation of the control electronics – regular and sporty. The last of them weakens the intervention of the stabilization system and the traction control in driving, sharpens the reaction to pressing the gas pedal, makes the steering wheel heavier, changes the settings of the differential and gearbox, and also makes the output louder.
In addition, the sport coupe will be equipped with LED headlights, a projection display, wireless charging for a smartphone, a JBL audio system with 12 speakers, a multimedia complex with an 8.8-inch screen, Brembo four-piston brakes, 19-inch wheels with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires.
In the US, the base version of the Supra will cost $ 49,990, and the most expensive with all possible options will cost $ 58,905. For comparison, the BMW Z4 is in the US from 49.7 thousand dollars.
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