After a full decade, Toyota recently announced the successor of its 4th gen Supra which stopped production in 2002. News stated the Japanese company is pairing up with BMW to engineer a pair of sports cars- Toyota Supra and BMW Z5. This was believed to be operated by Canadian-based Magna Steyr operation. Concerning the 2018 Toyota Supra, many believe it to be an excellent entry in its class.
2018 Toyota Supra Exterior Features
Speculations hold this new sports coupe will repeat FT 1 concept which first appeared in 2014. Fresh chassis will be seen, and lightweight carbon fiber and aluminium will be used for its body make.
As per spy shots, this new Supra prototype, though being similar with Z5, will host a different structure. Where Z5 will look like a soft top roadster, 2018 Supra will be more of a coupe. Some paparazzi have stated that this new Supra is edgier with its long bonnet and aggressive standpoint.
2018 Toyota Supra will be a rear wheel much like Porsche 911. It will have a dimension of 117 inches long, 72 inches width and 52 inches tall. Dazzling new head and rear burners with LED will be noticeable. Its front will have a Chromed grille with ample air vents for engine stabilization.
Other than these aspects little could be known about its body curves and lines. But looking at its prototype, insiders have stated, ‘though it lacks that traditional sports body, it definitely has that oomph and edge.’
2018 Toyota Supra cabin will be all comfortable. Seats will host calfskin leather, and there will be ample space for passengers. This is in its development stage and hence not much was known about its interior aspects. Still expectations of new audio systems, touch display for navigation, latest infotainment etc. are there.
Advanced brakes and an upgraded suspension will also be seen in this new sports coupe. The wait continues for its full set of information to come out.
2018 Toyota Supra engine will come with a couple of configurations.Lower trims will have 2.0 liter 4 cylinder powertrain giving out 258 lb-ft of torque and 241 HP of power. Mid trims will incorporate 3.0-liter l6 twin-turbocharged power plant with 331 lb-ft and 335 HP.
Higher trims will also have the same engine configuration expect for an additional electric motor. This will allow power output to reach 473 HP with ease. Transmission and fuel efficiency are yet to be known.
2018 Toyota Supra will face competition from Audi TT, Porsche Boxster/Cayman, Chevrolet Corvette, BMW Z4 and Nissan 370 Z.
Supra Launch Date and Price
Rumors hold that this new sports coupe is under its mock-up stage. Regarding its price no announcements have been made as such. However judging by its presentation, the price should be around $50,000-$60,000.
Its automakers are going to present it in the Auto Detroit Show in 2017 January. But its sales are not going off until the end of that year.