It would seem like the Toyota Supra simply cannot wait for its official reveal at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit this month. On Friday two new images of, what we think is the final stage of the upcoming Supra, were posted on the Supra MKV forum.
The full reveal of the car now leaves us with no room for speculations about its looks. A sneak peek of the rear end of the undisguised version of the reborn moniker surfaced on Monday. This was after an earlier shot of the front of the car that was snapped from inside a transport truck was posted on the Supra MKV.
Powering the car will be BMW's 3.0-litre turbocharged inline-6, which in the Supra should be rated around 335 bhp
The undisguised rear end of the car revealed details such as the design of the lower rear fascia, diffuser, exhaust tips, and the placement of the Toyota logo and iconic “Supra” script. Apart from this, Toyota has also released a teaser showing the car’s side mirror housing.
From what can be seen, the Supra’s design closely resembles the FT-1 sports car concept with evolved details for production. Laterally, the production car is not as deeply sculpted as the concept car and the wheels aren’t intricate with no rear wing (though the aftermarket will quickly take care of that).
The undisguised rear end of the car revealed details such as the design of the lower rear fascia, diffuser, exhaust tips, and the placement of the Toyota logo and iconic "Supra" script
Interestingly, the roof seems to have retained the double bubble design from the concept car, with the front end aero that is different for real-world cooling. The upcoming Supra marks the fifth generation of the iconic moniker. However, this time, the car has been developed on the platform that underpins BMW’s latest Z4. In Austria, the Supra will also share its powertrains with the Z4 while not getting the latter’s convertible roof.
Powering the car will be BMW’s 3.0-litre turbocharged inline-6, which in the Supra should be rated around 335 bhp, enough to see the car lunge to 100kph in under 5.0 seconds. A Toyota-developed hybrid powertrain is also expected to join the line-up later in its lifecycle, which would possibly be a track-focused model. A 2.0-litre turbocharged inline-4, also borrowed from BMW, is also expected, bringing with it around 260 hp.