New generation Toyota Supra will make its world premiere at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show; design completely based on FT-1 concept
Toyota is just four weeks away from revealing the production version of the hotly anticipated next generation Supra sportscar. Ahead of its global debut at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show, the front portion of the new Supra has been leaked online in a forum called SupraMKV.
As expected, the front end stands true to the FT-1 concept that broke covers nearly half a decade ago and it was captured without any bodily disguise on a transport truck. The face of the new generation Supra is unlike any other production Toyota you see on the road.
The Supra was in production between April 1978 and August 2002 before the long hiatus of almost 17 years. During its time on the shelf, Toyota had been working on different projects including the tail-wagging GT86 that is manufactured since 2012 in partnership with Subaru.
The incoming Toyota Supra has a bold stance up front with sharp nose of the concept certainly brought a couple of notches down to look somewhat practical. The LED headlamps and less aggressive bonnet compared to the FT-1 are other highlights of the front fascia.
It is devoid of transparent panel showing the powertrain and the wide air inlets are nothing short of sporty look with the gaping central element. The unique double bulging roof, blackened A pillar, black mirror caps and body-coloured roof are other elements that can be seen on the leaked picture.
The rear end will obviously be largely similar to the FT-1 concept with round-shaped twin exhaust pipes, prominent horizontal tail lamps, a styling rear wing, rear diffuser to channel air underneath the body for efficient aerodynamics. It shares several bits with the all-new BMW Z4 and uses a BMW-sourced 3.0-litre inline six engine producing around 340 bhp and 475 Nm of peak torque.
It is connected to an eight-speed ZF-sourced automatic transmission. With a steel and aluminium body, the new Toyota Supra also uses BMW M Active limited slip differential and tips the weighing scale at around 1.5 tonnes with optimal 50:50 weight distribution.