An Evolution from "Grand Tourer to Pure Driver's Car:" 2020 Toyota GR Supra Coming Soon to Boone, NC

Taking its initial acronym from GAZOO Racing, Toyota's global racing division, and inspired in part by the legendary Toyota 2000 GT, our automaker's iconic sports car is about to be reborn, a cult classic made new. It'll bear a lot of history under the hood, too. After all, what began in 1978 with the Toyota Celica Supra, or A4O quickly became a second generation that struck quite a pose in the early- and mid-1980s, diverging in 1986 to a stand-alone model rebuilt to spec from the ground up and appearing in the mid-to-late-1990s fourth generation that made it an icon.

Today -- or, shall we say, soon enough; stay tuned -- the new 2020 GR Supra will appear in a trio of trims from 3.0 and 3.0 Premium to Launch Edition, and if nearly seamless design lines of appeal to all the senses are any indication, we'll be in for an exhilarating experience.

For one, atop a rigid chassis, GR Supra will incorporate a wide grille designed to channel air to its twin-scroll turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine directly. That's improved operation it'll need, too, given that the coupe will be shelling out a beastly 335 horsepower backed by 365 pound-feet of torque -- a glimmer of prospects for a pleasure cruise out to Wilkesboro and North Wilkesboro or over to Johnson City. It'll need all the drag reduction it can get for the Asheville highway as well, something helped along by a double-bubble roof that not only does the job but also adds interior space. Factor in a flared rear spoiler, which quashes body lift and helps keep the car firmly planted at speed on the way out of Lenoir. Bring a 50:50 front and rear weight distribution into the mix -- the ideal center of gravity, achieved -- plus rear-wheel drive, an adaptive suspension, and an active differential for torque management over rough stretches of Hickory road. It's plain to see how you'll be able to rocket up to that prospective top speed of 155 mph.

Of course, there'll be plenty more to look forward to in 2020's new Toyota sports car, among its many features, Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires and the dependable stopping power of Brembo front brakes. We can even expect a much-coveted Launch Edition of just 1500 units to come around, available in Renaissance Red 2.0, Nocturnal, or Absolute Zero hues and bearing Akio Toyoda's signature. Up to the big reveal, keep an eye out for updates here at Modern Toyota of Boone. Until then, you're welcome to visit our 225 Modern Drive showroom to get the Toyota experience for yourself. Give us a call -- we'll be glad to schedule you for some time behind the wheel!

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