Although heavily camouflaged, a prototype of the 2019 Toyota Supra made an official international debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. BMW and Toyota are joining forces to develop the vehicle.
BMW will benefit by using the platform to underpin its newest Z4 and Toyota is releasing the much awaited and anticipated A90 Supra you see here. Expectations are that both cars will use a BMW provided 3.0 liter turbocharged inline-6 mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. Toyota has been annoyingly tight-lipped about the car but in an interview with Autocar, chief engineer Tetsuya Tada-San stated that, “I can’t disclose specific figures, but the output (torque) of this engine is on a par with that which we have with the F-Series from Lexus. But you can imagine from seeing it that the car is light and compact – its wheelbase is even shorter than the GT86’s. It’s around 200-300kg lighter than the F-Series.”
If you transcribe Tada-San’s cryptic message, it means the A90 should tip the scale at about 3,306 lbs and have about 380lb-ft of torque.
Hopefully Toyota will officially unveil a production model near the end of 2018 or the beginning of 2019 before models hit the showroom floor.