Toyota has confirmed one of the worst-kept secrets in the auto industry, the long awaited Supra will debut in January at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show, Toyota.
Production of the new Supra is down to begin in the first half of 2019, and Toyota will also be offering the first production-ready Supra up for auction next year, with all the proceeds from that sale going to charity.
We know that the Supra was co-developed with and shares many parts with the new BMW Z4. We also know that it will be powered by a turbo-charged straight-six engine, but just unconfirmed rumours of the size, bhp and torque. One unit mentioned is BMW’s M3 Twin-turbo with 450 bhp.
Also rumoured is that it will have an eight-speed automatic transmission, but again this is not confirmed. The suspension will be similar to the Z4 but tuned differently. The Supra is also expected be built at a BMW factory.
With Toyota being the greatest promoter of hybrids, could we see a transition from their hybrid Le Mans car in to a Supra Hybrid?