2020 Toyota Supra Review: The Most Affordable Sportcar Today
There are 13 air inlets and outlets in the body of the 2020 Toyota Supra. Only a few of them fulfill a technical purpose. We took a closer look.
We’ve counted 13 air intakes, the Toyota designers have carved into the body of the new 2020 Toyota Supra. Five of them adorn the front apron. Engine, brakes and other technology seem to have a huge need for cooling air. Or not? If you take a closer look, you will see that many of the holes have no function – at least not a technical one.
2020 Toyota Supra Design
So let’s start at the front. The headlamps have barred vertical slots. At least it looks like this. If you look closely at the elements, you will see that they are completely closed, the honeycomb grid was only impressed on the plastic part. What suggests that cooling the front brakes really does not do anything.
The outer air intakes in the front apron are divided once again. Here are elements in the form of parallelograms; the copy on the passenger side presents a smooth surface, the other not. Behind the former sits the technology for the distance radar, the latter seems to be currently functionless – or fulfills the purpose of producing optical symmetry.
If we continue to the back of the Supra line, the openings on the outside of the bonnets are noticeable. In any case, at first glance, they look like openings. In fact, they are filled with rubber, so let neither fresh air nor hot air out of the engine compartment out. At least that’s the case with the production car. In future near-series racing versions, they are open and help to keep the temperature budget in the engine room in the healthy range.
In the doors – in the area of the B-pillar – long diagonal cuts stand out. We know such kind of mid or rear engine cars. But the Toyota Supra, we’ve checked, drives his engine in the vehicle bugger. Engine cooling is therefore omitted as an explanation. What is it about? Fresh air for the brake? Could be, if not sitting here also a plastic part and behind it would connect no air shaft. Ultimately, it is “only” a design element.
Missing nor the vertical notches on the tail lights. To make a long story short, this is the story from the other end of the car. They do not fulfill any technical purpose.
So we count again: If we the right front, behind which sits the radar technology and therefore performs a technical purpose, calculated, we come to nine false air inlets or outlets. They serve as nothing else for show and design purposes. They also do not anticipate a future race version. At least not the copy for the Japanese Super GT series, which just debuted at the Tokyo Auto Salon and showcased quite different shaped and dimensioned – real – cooling air openings.
2020 Toyota Supra Release date & Price
Toyota Confirmed the price of the 2020 Toyota Supra, the base version will start at $ 49,990. That’s for a version powered by the 3.0-liter inline-six. The four-cylinder model should cost less. Super cheap for a sport car