Toyota first hinted at a Supra successor 12 years ago with the FT-HS concept before marking the Supra name in 2010. Toyota then rolled out certain concepts that remained the same until the 2010 Motor Show. Detroit Auto 2019, when the Supra is officially – finally – back. It is powerful, expensive and has a platform co-developed with BMW, but Toyota added its own personality to the car before deploying it to customers. Now that it’s in the wild, there are some cool videos of the car, but the one above from robyworks’ YouTube channel takes up little space.
The video shows the blue Supra rocket through snowy woods on a narrow dirt track and rut dug in the wilderness. It is snowy and muddy, but the driver has no trouble sawing at the wheel to stay in control. The Supra crashes through potholes and water, spitting debris in the air before launching on a small hill that lets the four tires leave the ground. There is even a point where it ventures a little too far from the beaten track, the lower bumper picking up a pile of dirt and grass.
The 2020 Toyota Supra uses a 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine from BMW, developing 332 horsepower (250 kilowatts) and 365 pound-feet (495 newton meters) of torque. However, Toyota built its suspension components from scratch, giving the Japanese sports car a unique driving personality, and Toyota continues to work with BMW to improve the Supra as well. They have a team in Munich that works with BMW, although Toyota is “entirely responsible” for the chassis and the tuning of the car.
We see a lot of sports cars pushing hard, but it’s rare that we see such a new release to play in such dirty conditions. Seeing the Supra slide and sliding with ease shows that Toyota has built a powerful and fun two-door sled that will only get better in the future. Toyota is making several changes to the 2021 model, including increasing the engine power to 382 hp (285 kW), the same power as the BMW Z4 M40 with which it shares its engine.