Toyota Announces 2020 Supra Color Options

Matt Posky
by Matt Posky

Now that the hype train has pulled into the station and unloaded the Toyota Supra, we can finally begin to examine what all the fuss was about. Still, Toyota has one more minor announcement left up its sleeve. While we’ve frequently seen the coupe in black, white and red (or camouflage combination of the three), we didn’t actually know what shades the manufacturer would offer for its introductory year.

Launch Edition vehicles will continue to be relegated to the established trio of hues, adding red mirror caps, black 19-inch wheels, unique upholstery, carbon-fiber accenting, and commemorative plaques for $55,250. But other colors are coming — most of them silver.

Car and Driver recently tipped us off that Toyota has updated its website, digitally showcasing the upcoming GR Supra with eight additional color options. Beginning later this year, the sports car will be available in Downshift Blue (Navy), Nocturnal Black, Nitro Yellow, Absolute Zero White, Renaissance Red 2.0, and three versions of silver. Going from lightest to darkest, those chromic shades include Tungsten Silver, Phantom Matte Gray, and Turbulence Gray.

While not the most diverse range of colors, especially considering the Launch Edition reuses three of them, all of the obligatory sports car hues are there, starting at $49,990. It should be noted that Toyota affixes an “extra-color cost” to Nitro Yellow and Phantom Matte Gray.

Regardless of trim or color, all U.S.-spec’d Supras come equipped with a twin-scroll turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six — producing 335 horsepower and 365 lb-ft of torque — bolted to an eight-speed automatic. Launch Edition cars (below) should start cropping up this spring, with less-expensive models arriving in the fall.

[Images: Toyota]

Matt Posky
Matt Posky

A staunch consumer advocate tracking industry trends and regulation. Before joining TTAC, Matt spent a decade working for marketing and research firms based in NYC. Clients included several of the world’s largest automakers, global tire brands, and aftermarket part suppliers. Dissatisfied with the corporate world and resentful of having to wear suits everyday, he pivoted to writing about cars. Since then, that man has become an ardent supporter of the right-to-repair movement, been interviewed on the auto industry by national radio broadcasts, driven more rental cars than anyone ever should, participated in amateur rallying events, and received the requisite minimum training as sanctioned by the SCCA. Handy with a wrench, Matt grew up surrounded by Detroit auto workers and managed to get a pizza delivery job before he was legally eligible. He later found himself driving box trucks through Manhattan, guaranteeing future sympathy for actual truckers. He continues to conduct research pertaining to the automotive sector as an independent contractor and has since moved back to his native Michigan, closer to where the cars are born. A contrarian, Matt claims to prefer understeer — stating that front and all-wheel drive vehicles cater best to his driving style.

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  • Ajla Ajla on Mar 20, 2019

    " 'Nice BMW'. You’ll be hearing that a lot, as an owner. :/ " It is crazy that the bloom is so fallen from the BMW rose that this would be considered a put-down.

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    • JimZ JimZ on Mar 21, 2019

      @Raevoxx yep. it's not a knock against BMW, but Toyota, who apparently can't make anything interesting without having another company do it for them. The company that made the Celica Turbo, MR2, (original) Supra, SC300/SC400 now has to let Subaru and BMW do the fun work for them.

  • ToddAtlasF1 ToddAtlasF1 on Mar 21, 2019

    I asked a former coworker who would buy BMW quality and engineering with a Toyota badge. It seems like a non-starter to me. He told me his father has purchased a spot on the waiting list at his local dealer. I've never known his father to own a Toyota, but he has two BMWs and two Mazdas at any given time. His wife drives a Honda. I still don't understand.

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