Rumors of the Toyota Supra’s return have been echoing for years now, but the end of the rumor mill is near. Toyota has confirmed plans to reveal the 2020 Supra at the upcoming Detroit Auto Show in January, which isn’t far off considering how long enthusiasts have already waited.
The Supra’s imminent reveal comes as little surprise. BMW has formally taken the covers off its all-new Z4 roadster, which is the donor car for the new Supra. Co-developed between BMW and Toyota, the new Supra is effectively a Z4 with a unique, Toyota look.
The shared bones mean the fifth-generation Supra is rear-wheel-drive (of course) and features BMW’s well-known twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six and eight-speed automatic combo. Rumor has it the pair will allow the Supra to propel to 60 mph in under 5.0 seconds. BMW’s 2.0-liter turbo is also expected to be offered in the car as well.
Toyota has also hinted it will offer a unique hybrid powertrain in the Supra sometime after the car’s initial launch. This version may be a track-specific kind of car, but details have yet to leak out at this time.
Production of the new Supra is slated to commence early next year at a BMW assembly plant in Austria. The car will arrive in Toyota showrooms in the summer of 2019.