Top Gear’s Chris Harris Thinks 2020 Toyota Supra Feels Too Much Like A BMW


Having had the opportunity to drive the new Toyota Supra earlier this year, we can confidently say that it’s an excellent sports car. How do the guys over at Top Gear feel?

During the most recent season of the popular motoring show featuring hosts Chris Harris, Paddy McGuinness, and Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff, the Supra was put to the test by McGuinness and Harris, first on the street and then on the racetrack.

Much of the review is focused on the similarities between the Supra and the BMW Z4 M40i, with which it shares its powertrain. McGuinness doesn’t seem all that bothered with the parts sharing going on between the two. After all, if BMW and Toyota hadn’t teamed up, it’s unlikely we would have got a new Supra and a new Z4. Chris Harris, however, isn’t so fond of the similarities between the pair.

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The first thing that strikes Harris about the Supra is how its cabin is virtually identical to that of a BMW with a familiar steering wheel, push-button start, and gear selector. When behind the wheel of the Supra on a circuit, the veteran journalist’s critiques continue as he says that even in the middle of a powerslide, the Supra feels just like a sporty BMW.

As a reminder, the 2020 Toyota Supra is powered by a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six delivering 335 hp and 369 lb-ft (500 Nm) of torque. As for performance, it can sprint to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 4.3 seconds and hit a 155 mph (250 km/h) top speed.

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