The Toyota Supra has an identity crisis. Is it a reborn Japanese classic? Kind of, but in name only. Is it a true sports car? It's certainly dynamic, but it never compels you to go for a drive like a Mazda MX-5 Miata does. Could this two-seater be more of a grand tourer? No: It's not comfortable enough for long drives and is tight on luggage space.
Classifying the Supra can be difficult, so let's focus on some facts. As its name suggests, the GR Supra 2.0 is powered by a 2.0-liter engine. A valiant little unit of Bavarian provenance, this turbocharged dynamo delivers 255 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. That may not sound like many underhood stallions, but trust me, it's more than enough to move this coupe down the road. Even though its vigor wanes slightly at highway speeds, the Supra hits hard right off the line and can reach 60 mph in less than 5 seconds.
The Supra's fancier six-cylinder models are even more dramatic, but from an acceleration standpoint, they're really not necessary, especially when you consider fuel economy. Four-cylinder Supras sticker at 25 mpg city, 32 mpg highway and 28 mpg combined. In mixed use, I'm averaging 35.5 mpg, which is excellent.
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Toyota debuted an entire family of sedans and SUVs bearing the Crown nameplate this week. So far, only one has been confirmed for the US.
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We'll see the whole shebang on July 15.
Expect a unique mashup of SUV and sedan body styles.