Detroit 2019: Toyota Is Finally Bringing The Supra

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Detroit 2019: Toyota Is Finally Bringing The Supra

Are you tired of Toyota teasing the Supra? No? Well, we've got bad news for you because come January next year, Toyota is finally doing it - they're finally going to unveil the Supra. The prototype of the Supra has appeared at various events through 2018, even popping up at Goodwood, and while BMW may have already released their own Z4, the world continues to wait with bated breath for Toyota's latest and greatest.

What we know so far, besides the commonalities in platform between the Z4 and Supra, is that the Supra will also be powered by BMW powertrains albeit with slightly different exhaust tuning for a more spirited exhaust note. There's also talk of Toyota developing their own manual gearbox to provide a more enthusiast-oriented experience, although the 8-speed ZF automatic gearbox that we know and love is the perfect blend of refinement and response that the Supra would do well to have.

The Supra is expected to be an expensive vehicle no matter what country you buy it from, but it is a car that's likely to jumpstart a number of enthusiast projects within the Toyota engineering department. This, along with the Yaris GRMN and GT86, is a proof of concept that the driver's car is not dead, and that the market still has room for one more sports car. It's no cheap investment on the part of Toyota, one that makes it difficult to break even, but the world is a better place for it. 



Aswan

Aswan

Places more value in how fun a car is to drive than outright performance or luxury. He laments the direction that automotive development is headed in, but grudgingly accepts the logic behind it. Can be commonly found trying to fix yet another problem on his rusty project car.


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