Rejoice, racing game fans: you can take the 2020 Toyota Supra for a virtual test drive before it goes on sale.
The 2020 Toyota GR Supra doesn't go on sale until this summer, but you can take it for a virtual test drive right now – providing you own a PlayStation 4 console. The reborn Japanese sports car has been added to Gran Turismo Sport as part of the latest free update. This is the first time the 2020 Toyota Supra has ever featured in a video game, just two months after its debut at the Detroit Auto Show.
In the real world, the new fifth-generation Supra is powered by a 3.0-liter turbocharged BMW inline-six that sends 335 hp and 365 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheels through an eight-speed automatic gearbox. Zero to 62 mph takes 4.1 seconds before the Supra tops out at an electronically limited 155 mph.
The addition of the new Supra in Gran Turismo Sport is significant because Toyota cars have been conspicuously absent in recent racing game releases such as Forza Horizon 4. Licensing issues could have been to blame, but Toyota has featured in racing games in the past. Alternatively, the developer of Gran Turismo Sport may have exclusivity rights to the 2020 Supra, which would explain why you can't drive it in other racing games. Hopefully, it will be added to Forza Horizon 4 in the future along with other missing Toyota models from the automaker's illustrious history.
Four other cars have also been added to Gran Turismo Sport in the latest update, and there's plenty of variety. Hypercar fans will get to drive the 2013 Pagani Huayra, while motorsport fans can take the legendary 1995 McLaren F1 GTR Le Mans racer for a spin. The 2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren has also been added, along with the 1989 Mazda Eunos Roadster.
You'll also be able to burn some virtual rubber in these cars around the new Autopolis circuit included in the free update, a challenging race track located in the middle of a mountain range on the southwestern island of Japan.