The 2020 Toyota GR Supra is put through a proper review by Top Gear Deputy Editor Jack Rix. He brings in a BMW Z4 for a cameo role and compares the two as well.
Look what we stumbled upon today. It’s Jack Rix again with the 2020 Toyota GR Supra and he got to take the fifth-gen Japanese sports car out on a nice spring day. If you like Top Gear Deputy Editor’s presentation style, head over to our previous post of him doing a walkaround of the McLaren GT grand tourer.
He starts off with quick background info of how the previous generation Supras were supercar killers of the past, taking on Ferraris (the 348) in particular. The new A90 though is more of a challenger for the Porsche Cayman, BMW M2, and the Alpine A110. What’s great about the new GR Supra is the tried and tested sports car formula of a turbocharged engine at the front with power driven to the rear wheels, curvy bodywork and a chassis which does the whole package justice.
Addressing the elephant in the room, it is based on the new BMW Z4 and that very aspect has made the 2020 Toyota GR Supra a topic of heated discussions in fan forums. Jack Rix brings on new BMW Z4 and parks it right next to the sister car for a round of immediate comparisons.
Both cars share the same platform, engine, gearbox, lots of components inside and under the bodywork and they even are built side-by-side in the same production plant in Austria. In one section of the video, Rix tries to find an answer on which of these two is superior to the other and settles for a middle-of-the-road approach.
Both are different cars appealing to different customers after all. Regardless of the absence of the Japanese engineering which would have infused the Supra with the madness of its legendary predecessor, the A90 is still a proper sports coupe for the enthusiast. The BMW Z4, on the other hand, is a softer, calmer and tamer roadster – both to look at and to drive. Especially, since you don’t buy a Z4 to burn rubber or to crush the ego of the eager racer at the intersection.
Watch the whole video for Jack Rix’s in-depth review of the new-gen Supra.