Can Toyota Interest You in a Four-Cylinder Toyota Supra?
For the first time ever, the Toyota Supra gets an inline-four
For the first time ever since the Toyota Supra was first introduced in 1978, the iconic nameplate is now being offered with not just one, but two inline-four cylinder engines to complement the classic inline-six that the sports car has always been identified with. There is a catch though if you’re interested in acquiring one–it’s only available in its home market of Japan.
For the Japanese market, the Supra is available in three trims: the RZ for the top-spec straight-six; the SZ-R for the mid-range four-cylinder; and the entry-level SZ inline-four.
As we’ve previously reported, the RZ has a 3.0-liter, twin-scroll turbo straight-six that produces 335 hp and 495 Nm of torque that’s paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission. For the SZ-R and the SZ though, both variants use a 2.0-liter, inline-four—still with a twin-scroll turbo–that, depending on the variant, puts out either 254 hp and 400 Nm of torque or 194 hp and 320 Nm of torque through the same eight-speed slushbox. Toyota describes both straight-four engines as “ideal for light, sporty driving” and for “brisk driving sensation from in-town to highway,” respectively.
So, can Toyota interest you in a four-cylinder Toyota Supra?
Toyota Supra Main Specifications (for the Japanese market)
|Engine displacement (liters)||2.998||1.998|
|Turbo type||Twin-scroll turbocharger|
|Transmission||8-speed Sports Automatic Transmission|
|Powertrain layout||Front-engine, rear-wheel-drive|
|Curb weight (kg)||1,520 (Based on Toyota calculations)||1,450 (Based on Toyota calculations)||1,410 (Based on Toyota calculations)|
|Length (mm)||4,380 (Based on Toyota calculations)|
|Width (mm)||1,865 (Based on Toyota calculations)|
|Height (mm)||1,295 (Based on Toyota calculations)||1,290
(Based on Toyota calculations)
|Front tread (mm)||1,594||1,609|
|Rear tread (mm)||1,589||1,616|