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Revived Toyota Supra Prototype Revealed

Revived Toyota Supra Prototype Revealed

By now everyone knows the Toyota Supra is coming back. Toyota has been dropping teasers of the car for what feels like forever. Well, the next Supra has final officially shown its face as this week’s Goodwood Speed Festival – but it still has camo on it.

Toyota is leveraging the annual gathering to show off the Supra in some flashy camouflage. Despite the dizzying array of red, black and white checkers all over the sheetmetal, the vast majority of the Supra’s design is visible. Unsurprisingly, the Supra looks a lot like a toned down version of the virtual version of the car in recently found in Grand Turismo Sport.

While Toyota showed the car at Goodwood, they didn’t say much about it. The car’s chief engineer did confirm that the car will have a torque figure of around 390 pound-feet, which is rumored to come via BMW’s turbocharged straight-six. That power is expected to flow through an eight-speed automatic transmission.

The BMW power comes as little surprise. Toyota and BMW are co-developing the Supra and next X4 together. With BMW taking the lead role in development, expect to see more BMW bits than just the engine.

Toyota’s engineer also confirmed the curb weight on the new Supra will be around 3,300 pounds; making the car a fairly light proposition.

Although Toyota will likely continue to trickle out details on the upcoming Supra, the car’s formal public reveal is slated for early 2019. It is expected to come to market shortly after as a 2020 model.





 

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  1. Andrew_L
    Tone
    I get the business logic in doing this. But, unless this turns out differently than reported, it'll be hard not to think of this as a rebodied BMW, not a real Toyota Supra.

    Not sure if there is the same value in a halo car made by somebody else.


    On top of that it has huge shoes to fill with using that name
    Tone
    I get the business logic in doing this. But, unless this turns out differently than reported, it'll be hard not to think of this as a rebodied BMW, not a real Toyota Supra.

    Not sure if there is the same value in a halo car made by somebody else.
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