The new Toyota Supra is finally here, with the car maker revealing all the details after years of speculations and weeks of leaked images.
And while the rest of the world is getting the new Toyota Supra with a six-cylinder engine only, JDM customers are getting two extra four-cylinder options in the menu.
The base JDM version of the Toyota Supra is the SZ, powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder unit with 194hp (197PS) and 236lb-ft (320Nm) of torque. Toyota claims a 0-62mph (100km/h) in 6.5 seconds for the Supra SZ. Toyota says the base SZ “allows for a brisk driving sensation from in-town to highway”.
The other four-cylinder Supra is the SZ-R, which offers 254hp (258PS) and 295lb-ft (400Nm) of torque, making it capable of a 0-62mph (100km/h) in 5.2 seconds. According to Toyota, the mid-range JDM Supra “is ideal for light, sporty driving”.
Both four-cylinder versions of the Supra are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission, making it sort-of official that Toyota won’t offer it with a manual, at least not for now fingers crossed.
The 194hp Supra SZ comes with a curb weight of 1,410kg (3,108lbs) while the 254hp Supra SZ-R sits at 1,450kg (3,196lbs). These figures are official calculations.
The JDM range of the new Toyota Supra is of course topped by the turbocharged 3.0-liter straight-six RZ version. Power is rated at 335hp (340PS) and 368lb-ft (500Nm) of torque. Paired also to an eight-speed automatic transmission, Japan’s range-topping Supra is capable of a 0-62mph (100km/h) in 4.3 seconds.
Sales of the new Toyota Supra in Japan are slated to start this spring as the first global model of Toyota Gazoo Racing’s GR series.
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