You already know that the Supra shares its underpinnings with the BMW Z4, with the two models produced at the same factory in Graz, Austria.
Toyota is adamant that despite the common hardware, the new Supra is tuned completely differently than its German cousin and therefore has its own unique personality. As Mike points out in his first drive review, the new Supra manages to combine excellent handling and a comfortable ride, which is arguably a very tough thing to achieve.
Under the clamshell bonnet lies the turbocharged 3.0-liter straight-six unit, producing 335hp (340PS) and 368lb-ft (500Nm) of torque, paired to a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission which remains the only option for Europe that like the U.S., doesn’t get Japan’s 2.0-lite turbo four.
With the kind help of the integrated Launch Control, Toyota claims a 0-62mph (100km/h) in 4.3 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 155mph (250km/h). An active rear differential operates both during acceleration and deceleration and can go from zero to 100 percent lock instantly.
The new Toyota Supra will be offered in two trim levels in European markets: Active and Premium. Both of them come pretty much fully loaded, with the cheaper Active featuring Adaptive Variable Suspension, 19-inch forged alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic air conditioning system, Adaptive Cruise Control with stop and go, smart entry and push-button start, LED adaptive headlights, an 8.8-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, rain-sensing wipers and black Alcantara power-adjustable sports seats among other.
Premium models add black leather upholstery, a 12-speaker JBL premium sound system, a head-up display, a wireless mobile phone charger and storage and lighting packs.