• The latest Toyota Supra arrived in South Africa in 2019.
• New, the car costs R1.0 million.
• Several models are for sale on the used-car market.
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In 2019, Toyota South Africa launched its fifth-generation Supra in the country. The car's arrival was met with several frowns and questions, because it was 'loosely based' on the BMW Z4.
When Toyota began plotting its new Supra, they needed a suitable platform from which to work. Unfortunately, the Japanese automaker didn't have a suitable platform or an engine that sees Supra credentials. In Germany, though, several thousand kilometres away was BMW who had the right platform from which to work. The ball was set in motion, and soon an agreement was reached.
Though some believed the Supra was too much of a BMW (interior, drivetrain, etc.), the car's ride quality was unique to it, and it attracted the attention - and signatures - of plenty of excited and eager buyers.
Scouring through the AutoTrader website, several used Supras popped up - 11, to be exact. The most expensive option is available at R1 099 000, and it's for a 2020 model with 5000km. The least expensive model is a 2019 model, retailing for R759 995.
Each listed Supra comes with its own history that influences the price. Some of the models are high in mileage but have been taken care of with good care.
See the full list of Supras here.
The Supra is powered by a turbocharged 3.0-litre petrol engine that produces 250kW and 500Nm. Weighing 1495kg, the rear-wheel-drive Supra will clear 0-100km/h in 4.3 seconds, and top speed is electronically limited to 250km/h. An eight-speed automatic gearbox channels power between the engine and the wheels.
While not everyone will agree that the Supra is a ‘real’ Supra, it has proven, over the last 30 months, that it can run with the best. It has the necessary pedigree to do the Supra-name justice. As a new model, the Supra 3.0T Track will set you back R1 011 300 and the Supra 3.0T R1 137 900.