touring - sports/gt
the all-new Supra GR. Sure it’s an addition to the name, but when GR sport helped build it, they might as well get some naming rights. But with the addition of GR Sport we get to see what the Supra can really be outside of the simple garage.
From 2002 where we last left off, the 2020 Supra sure is a step in the right direction and it still keeps with the original design layout. Borrowing some late 90’s bubble headlamps and a few female curves, the 2020 Supra is an evolution on where Toyota left off. But really are all those changes really for the better. They could have left the bubble and gone with a curvaceous band in its place, giving us the illusion of the original headlamp. And the front nose cone is something that should have been left with the concept. But GR has done some great work in keeping with the last generation of the Supra.
Out back the integration of a performance brand rear diffuser complete with side splitters, is a great touch. But they could have brought it in slightly as it does look like an late add on. A bit more blending is required to help bring the rear diffuser more in line with the rest of the flow of the rear. A mild taming of the rear duck tail could be in order as well. Although it does work well this this model, as the roofline does sweep perfectly onto the tail, it still has the same look as a 2002 BMW 7-Series.
From the side you really start to see the original Supra profile, as the sweeping lines and smooth edges really brings back memories of 95. Add to this the large sweeping wheel wells and you have the makings of the perfect female profile. Now most cars with a female profile would be deemed a girl car, but the long sweeping lines of the 2020 Supra really help bring out the sport appeal in all its features.
One of the greatest features Toyota did add to the new Supra were a few air inlets and outlets. These help the new Supra breath better and add to the overall appeal of the model. We could have asked for hood duct to really bring out the high performance factor, but even without them the new Supra is fairly complete.
Our one main complaint about this new model would have to be that horrible nose cone. Sure you can get use to it over time, but really does the Supra really need a nose cone. This could have been something that could have been left on the original concepts and not made it to the production model. Maybe when the refresh comes in a few years, they might want to push that nose back in or widen the sides a bit. This could bring the hoodline more in sync with the rest of the front and create a beautiful sweeping line without any deviations.