It’s been a while since we last spoke about the new Toyota Supra. There have been recent images of the prototype, made by our friends of Carpix, but Jalopnik has obtained inside information that allowed them to make the image above with the help of Marco van Overbeeke. And it looks really promising.
The name has already been registered in Europe, so there is very good indication that the new sports car will be called Supra. It will have some styling cues from the FT-1 concept, presented in 2014, but will be smaller than it. According to reports, it will be 4.50 m long, 1.84 m wide and 1.34 m tall, with a wheelbase of around 2.50 m. Total weight is estimated at 1,300 kg for the petrol only version and 1,500 kg for the hybrid. The FT-1 was 4.68 m long, 1.97 m wide, 1.23 m tall and had a wheelbase of 2.74 m.
Both cars will share an aluminum chassis, probably the same one used by the BMW i8, and the 3.0 6-cylinder in line TwinPower engine sourced by BMW. They are also expected to be produced in Austria by Magna Steyr, at a pace of 60,000 units a year. Apart from that, each model will have its own looks and character. Toyota will probably apply hybrid technology to make the Supra more fuel-efficient and faster, while BMW will probably stick with the internal combustion engine. The petrol only version of the cars is expected to deliver 250 kW. The hybrid version will count on 353 kW. With a 50/50 weight distribution, as all BMW cars present. The BMW version will be named Z5.