Specs and images posted online said to finally reveal 340hp production car!
Toyota's long awaited Supra has generated a justifiably vast amount of speculation ahead of its much anticipated reveal, a situation only exacerbated by the length of the wait. Now, though, the hype bubble seems to have been burst, with a leak revealing the new car ahead of time - and if it's to be believed, things are looking very good indeed.
According to specs and images taken from Japanese magazine Best Car and posted to SupraMkV.com, the new Supra will make use of a 3.0-litre, six-cylinder engine, putting out 340hp at 5,500rpm and 332lb ft to propel the car from 0-62mph in just 3.8 seconds.
We'll assume that engine is a straight six with some turbo assistance too - because this is being developed with BMW, don't forget - which makes for a welcome nod back to the Mk4 car and its legendary 2JZ motor. There's no word on top speed but, with a supposed weight of 1,496kg, the new Supra is 14kg lighter than its 177mph predecessor with 20hp more than the UK versions of the old one.
Styling-wise, the production car looks - thankfully - to be closer than expected to the FT-1 concept, but that's not all, the article even including its supposed dimensions. At 4,380mm long, 1,855mm wide and 1,290mm tall, with a wheelbase of 2470mm, the 2019 Supra will be 45mm wider and 15mm taller than its forebear, but 140mm shorter with 80mm fewer between the axles.
The leak also blows the covers off the recently teased motorsport-focused concept, set to be unveiled at next month's Geneva show. Toyota has refused to comment on the leak thus far, but we'll bring you any updates as and when we have them.
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They have been teasing this design for so long that it just looks dated now in my eyes.
The Green Triangle15 Feb 2018
Fuggly. Looks like a rip off of a Dodge viper.
lauda15 Feb 2018
That is spectacularly disappointing. It’s properly ugly.
Yex 45015 Feb 2018
Those specs surely have to keep the price down to the c£50K bracket. Given the frenetic level of internet activity recently I was expecting a snarling V8 with or without turbos, 0-60 closer to 3.1-3.2 seconds and a silly top speed coming in at around the £80K+ level for a base car.
However, if the published specs are accurate then perhaps this is a £50K entry level car and some more breathed upon versions may appear at a later date, which would be nice
I'm a TVR man but don't like the face on the new Griffith, or the price to be honest, but this looks a much better proposition in terms of price and performance for that outlay if my presumption is accurate.
Krikkit15 Feb 2018
What the juddering fk is that front end?
Has someone reminded them that it's been 8 years since their F1 team folded? F1-styling cues are no longer sensible... This has been in gestation so long they probably didn't want to redesign it.