Toyota 86 Vs Supra - Which Is Your Next Performance Car?
In 1998, the last 4th generation Supra was let loose on sportscar fans. Although they were rolling out of the showroom until 2002 globally, Supra fans had to wait over 20 years for the incredibly anticipated release of the 2020 Toyota GR Supra model.
While Supra was in hibernation, patiently awaiting its momentous comeback, a new kid on the block, the Toyota 86 Sportscar, was introduced and rocketed to popularity, being a lighter, much more affordable sportscar.
Now to the absolute glee of Toyota Sportscar enthusiasts, there will be an undeniably hard choice to make if you have your sights set on your next attention-grabbing, neck-snapping vehicle, with both new models available now.
So snap yourself into that racing harness and prepare for a low ride, with the adrenaline pumping, red line flirting choice between the Toyota 86 Vs the Toyota Supra.
Eye Candy and Body Specs
The four-seater Toyota 86 creates an impressive view rolling up in the driveway with the modest addition of side skirts, a sleek front spoiler and a metal rear wing. It’s a classic that is eye-catching, impressive, and sensibly low lying – that means you get that iconic sports car feel while maintaining functionality for everyday driving. The Toyota 86 features aerodynamic, air-slicing curves that enhance the style and the performance.
Meanwhile, the two-seater Toyota Supra will slink up and park next to you with a confident whisper with its perfect weight distribution and all the curves and swagger you would expect in a prestige sports car experience.
Paying homage to its ancestors by maintaining the classic double-bubble roof, the shape is sleek, refined and has the high gloss of a panther ready to rocket. The Supra sits at 119mm off the ground, lower, shorter, and broader than the Toyota 86. This gives the shape and engineering a corner-hugging, stomach-dropping race car feel that is undeniable on winding roads.
There's no doubt both the Toyota Supra and Toyota 86 are going to get your engine revving the moment you lay eyes on them.
Let's talk power, grunt, gravity shifting acceleration. Like red wine, the power of the Toyota 86 and the Toyota Supra have ripened and improved with age, both packing an impressive punch.
The Toyota 86 carries a loaded 2.0L four-cylinder with the option of an automatic or manual gear shift, with a maximum output in Automatic of 147kw @ 7000RPM and Manual 152kw @ 7000 RPM. The torque is equally as impressive with 205Nm @ 6400-6600rpm in Automatic and 212 @ 6400-6800rpm. There is no lack of power on take-off with the Toyota 86. Like a remix of your favourite rock song from the 90s, this impressive pocket rocket will give you the quiet flight of power and discretion, with the added ability of choice to rock and roll your gears. With a 50-litre tank and 7.1L (auto) to 8.4L (manual) fuel economy, you can spin heads while keeping the environmental impact modest.
The Toyota Supra will take you on a focused and decisive flight with a four-cylinder 255 horsepower, attention-generating max output of 285kw @ 580-6500rpm and max torque of 500Nm @ 1800-5000rpm. And with a 52L tank with impressive fuel consumption of 7.7L per 100km, you can understand the breathtaking 0 to 100km/h in 4.1-seconds stats and the max speed of 250km/h. Driving the latest Toyota Supra is like putting a modern twist on a classical song, then dropping the bass. Your jaw will drop, your heart will race, and you will enjoy every minute of the experience.
Price and Personality - Toyota 86 vs Toyota Supra
Comparing the latest Toyota 86 and Toyota Supra is a difficult task that enthusiasts should experience personally.
Do you like a vehicle with sharp, aerodynamic features that slice through wind resistance and gives you a little attitude and rock ‘n’ roll feel? When it comes to an affordable sports car experience at the modest price from $30,888 - $39,990 plus on road costs, the Toyota 86 will be at the top of the list.
Or perhaps you want to roll into the office carpark like a tamed wildcat, step out of your low ride in a vehicle that is all about the driver experience, the ultimate prestige sportscar. At a serious sports car price range from $83,114 plus on road costs, to over $100,000 plus on road costs with all the mod cons and slick extras, the Supra will always be impressive, sleek and executive high-flying transport for the up and coming, or the mid-life indulgence.
However, it's like deciding on your favourite whiskey. To really make up your mind, it’s best to sample each choice! So don’t take our word for it. If you’re trying to choose between Toyota 86 Vs Supra, find out firsthand what it feels like behind the wheel!
Book in for a test drive with Ken Mills today!