Well that didn’t take long.
The 2020 Toyota Supra is just about to go on sale in the US, but someone has already managed to crash the Japanese sports car at the Nurburgring. Photos posted by Theofficialpayne show the crumpled remains of a silver Toyota Supra after the accident happened at the Nordschleife’s Exmuhle section.
The crash also happened during the industry pool driving period, which means a company representative was behind the wheel to test the car before it arrives in showrooms. Looks like someone is going to have some explaining to do to Toyota.
Details about the accident are unknown, but the driver may have approached a corner too fast, understeered, and slammed into the guardrail, causing extensive damage to the front-end. It must have been a hard impact as the front bumper has been ripped off.
A pod can also be seen in the photos towing the car away to conceal the damaged vehicle during the industry pool driving period since the incident isn’t exactly good advertising for Toyota and it likely doesn’t want the public to see the car early.
Sales for the 2020 Supra kick off this summer, with prices starting at $49,990 for the base model. The Premium trim level will set you back $53,990 and includes standard features such as a larger 8.8-inch infotainment screen with navigation, 12-speaker stereo, head-up display, and heated seats, while the Launch Edition starts at $55,250 and is limited to 1,500 examples. All prices exclude the $930 destination fee.
Regardless of trim level, the 2020 Supra packs a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six engine that produces 335 horsepower and 365 lb-ft of torque and is paired with an eight-speed automatic. 0-62 mph takes 4.1 seconds, while the top speed is electronically limited to 155 mph.