Get Ready For An Onslaught Of 2020 Toyota Supra Tunes At SEMA

As we’re preparing our first review of the 2020 Toyota Supra (coming later this week), we stumbled on a video from Kelley Blue Book taking an up-close look at the vehicle being presented to the aftermarket community. If you weren’t already excited about seeing the Supra soon hit the market, you should be.

The SEMA Garage in California currently has a handful of new Supras in its workshop and in the months leading up to the Las Vegas SEMA Show later this year, tuning companies are starting to tweak and modify the car. As Kelley Blue Book notes, it was the aftermarket world which helped propel the previous-generation Supra to greatness and the future success of the Mk5 model could come down to how popular it proves to be among tuning circles.

Also Read: 2JZ-Swapped, 800 HP Supra A90 Drift Car Ready, Embarks On First Tire-Shredding Session

Powering the U.S.-spec 2020 Supra is a BMW-sourced 3.0-liter inline-six turbocharged engine with 335 hp and 365 lb-ft (494 Nm) of torque. This allows for a 0-60 mph (96 km/h) time of roughly 4.1 seconds. However, the Supra is not a car designed exclusively for straight-line speed as it promises to really come alive when driven on track and through mountain roads.

Ask Us: We’re Driving The 2020 Toyota Supra, What Do You Want To Know?

Helping to ensure the Supra handles like a dream are the car’s 50-50 weight distribution and short wheelbase. Compared to Toyota’s other current sports car, the 86, the wheelbase of the Supra is actually 4-inches shorter and this alone promises to make the car exceptionally fun to drive.

Many enthusiasts have been quite receptive of the new car but common complaints we’ve come across include the lack of a manual transmission. While Toyota hasn’t opened its cards yet on the possibility of offering a manual option later on, the video below from KBB strongly hints at the presence of at least one tune with a stick shift at SEMA.

 

  • no25

    not gonna lie that yellow is sexy on a car that isn’t super sexy

  • Mr. EP9

    Ok, let’s see what the aftermarket came up with. This should be interesting.

  • charlotteharry57

    PLEASE tell me it ain’t so. I’m so over this thing already (C8 Vette is coming VERY close). Guess I’ll have to avoid the Internet during SEMA this year. I’m not a big fan of it anyway…

  • Bash

    If it is not at least 600 hp, it’s still work in progress in my book.

Warning: You May Fall In Love With This Modern-Day Lamborghini Miura

With the original widely acknowledged as one of the finest shapes in automotive history, an homage to the Miura would surely find lots of takers.

Connectivity Upgrades Raise 2020 Nissan NV200 Compact Cargo Prices By $530

The 2020 NV200 cargo van gains a new 7-inch touchscreen interface with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and SiriusXM Radio.

Kia Admits Stinger Successor Is In Doubt As Sales Didn’t Live Up To Expectations

The sports saloon was always going to be a halo car for Kia, yet they believed it would be successful at least in the U.S. – and that didn’t happen.

G-Power Pumps Up The Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe To 789 HP

Thanks to new turbochargers and software, plus a few other parts, Merc’s super SUV benefits from a significant increase in power.

Semi-Truck Carrying 44,000 Lbs Of Nutella Crashes In Michigan

Good thing the chocolate delight was in jars and not liquid form, or that highway would probably be closed to traffic for more than 2.5 hours .

McLaren Speedtail Build Slot Pops Up For Sale At $5.5 Million

Production of the 1,035 HP hyper GT is limited to 106 units worldwide, so it’s to be expected for flippers to exploit this to the fullest.

Have A Listen At The Tesla Model 3’s Pedestrian Warning Sound

Tesla’s new noisemaker for the Model 3 actually makes two sounds, one for going forward and one for reverse, and they’re (fittingly) futuristic.

California And 22 Other States Sue U.S. Government Over Auto Emissions Standards

The war between the Trump administration, who revoked states’ rights to set their own standards, and state officials is escalating.

Mercedes Is Asking $53k For 22,000-Mile 1982 S-Class In Showroom Condition

Currently residing at the Mercedes-Benz Museum, this classic S-Class has undergone a thorough restoration by the company itself and is accompanied by all documents and invoices .

2020 Opel/Vauxhall Astra Leaves A Good Chunk Of Its GM Legacy Behind

The styling changes are minor, but the revamped Astra gets an all-new, PSA-derived engine lineup that should help it keep up with its rivals.