The Toyota Supra is the halo sports car for Toyota and their GR performance sub-brand, and it brings some serious heat to the table. This year, we expect a refresh, with a much wished-for manual transmission finally coming to six-cylinder models and a premium 12-speaker JBL Audio system standard on higher trims levels.
A refresh of the Supra will probably not see much change in terms of style, as the Supra is already one of the most futuristic-looking cars on the road. We may see a few changes, like an updated front fascia, but we’d expect it to be fairly minimal. There’s also a rumored special Matte White edition that will be equipped with a manual transmission option and a few extra features like a cognac leather-trimmed interior and wireless charging.
The Supra is currently available with two engines that it shares with the related BMW Z4. Base models are equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 255 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque, while the higher trims get a 3.0-liter turbocharged straight-six with 382 horsepower and 368 lb-ft of torque. Toyota has confirmed that 3.0-liter models will be available with the manual transmission, but the four-cylinder models will have the same eight-speed automatic that equips all current Supras.
The Supra is a sports car, but it still gets a nice array of standard active safety features. These include automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, automatic high beams, rain-sensing wipers, and lane-keep assist. There’s currently a single options package available across the line that adds adaptive cruise control, parking sensors, and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alerts.