In an era where auto manufacturers are discontinuing the production of cars to focus on trucks and SUVs, we are witnessing the slow demise of the sports car. However, with a small ray of sunshine breaking through the clouds we have the return of the iconic Japanese sports car, the Toyota Supra.
Available in two models, the 3.0 and 3.0 Premium, the new Supra will feature a BMW powered turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder that puts out 335 horsepower and 365 lb-ft of torque.
While many Toyota Supra purists will frown upon using a BMW motor (and for that matter a very BMW looking interior) one good thing to come about from this partnership with BMW is the ability to have wireless Apple CarPlay. Also borrowing from BMW’s playbook however, is to get the wireless CarPlay option you will need to pony up an extra $4,000 to get the premium audio system. Taking another page from BMW, Android Auto will not be an available option as well.
Coming in with a MSRP of $49,990 for the 3.0 model and $53,990 for the 3.0 Premium those that are looking for a sports car for under $100K the Toyota Supra is at a good price point. Slated to go on sale in the summer of 2019, this could be one of the last sports cars we’ll see Toyota launch for some time.