Spy shots of what looks like a new Toyota Supra have emerged and sent the rumor-mill in to overdrive. Toyota’s Global Chief Designer, Tetsuya Tada, said he LOVES the Supra, and with the details we show you in this video, we think we’ll love the new Supra, too.
Ever since the last Supra rolled off the manufacturing line in 1998. there’s been rumors of its return. And with some new spy shots of what most think is a new Supra, those rumors have gone into overdrive.
So let’s take a look at 10 things you need to know about the new Toyota Supra.
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The first thing you need to know about the new Supra is that it’s being built in collaboration with BMW. Back in 2013 the two companies announced their partnership to co-develop a new sports car platform.
BMW is rumored to be developing the new Z5, which spy shots show sporting a soft top.
Neither vehicle has been officially confirmed, but Toyota’s Global Chief Designer has said “I love the Supra and I love the Supra name.” “We’re pushing for the name Supra for the new car we are developing with BMW.” So that seems pretty legit.
In 2014 Toyota revealed their FT-1 concept, which many thought to be the basis of the new Supra. It looked amazing, but it was just a design concept not meant for production, although it was playable in Gran Turismo 6.
Next up we’ve got SPY SHOTS! Although the new Supra doesn’t look much like the FT-1, it still looks great. There’s a few odd things about it, namely the headlights and taillights which are temporary for testing. We definitely hope that once it’s release the tail lights won’t look this bad.
There’s some rumors about the new Supra being a hybrid! For anyone who tries compare this to a Prius, just don’t. Not only is Toyota a leader in production hybrid technology, they’re also using hybrid power in their Le Mans cars. One really out there rumor is that it may be all wheel drive with electric motors powering the front wheels. That could be pretty cool.
And unlike the Prius, it won’t be using a boring CVT. Rumor has it that the new Supra will use a dual clutch transmission, and we think that’s a pretty safe bet. As much as we’d like a traditional manual version, we don’t have high hopes that we’ll get that.
The final two things you need to know about the New Toyota Supra are about the engine.
Number 9 is that the engine may be shared with the Lexus GS and LS, which is a very good sign. Those cars are no slouches when it comes to power.
And finally for the engine details! Japanese Magazine Mag-X has the inside scoop from Toyota. They said the new Supra will use a 3.0L Twin Turbo V6. They also said it would produce over 400 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque.
I’m ready. My body is ready.
So now that you know the details on the new Supra do you think it is going to live up to the hype or will it be a huge flop? Let us know in our poll right here and then leave a comment with your thoughts on the new Supra.
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