Toyota Supra Prototype Caught on Video
We finally get to see the Supra running loose on the roads of Germanyby Kirby Garlitos, on
Much has been said about the long-awaited return of the Toyota Supra and for as long as we’ve all waited to see the car in action, I have to say that watching this video of the camouflaged Supra leaving BMW’s M Test Center at the Nürburgring has made all that waiting worth it.
We don’t get to see too much of the car, but we do hear the sound of its engine, and for what it’s worth, it sounds everything that I expected it to be. Now the roar isn’t as throaty as some might have expected, but that’s likely because a hybrid engine is sitting under its hood. There have been reports that the Supra will come with a number of different engines with a hybrid V-6 serving as the range-topping variant. Should that be the case, what we just saw may be that model underneath all that camouflage.
Speaking of which, the camouflage does its job in hiding most of the Supra’s exterior details, but if you pause the video, there are some details that are worth pointing out. The first is what appears to be rectangular headlights that I’m not sure how to feel about. On the one hand, it does point to a lineage to the Supra line, but on the other hand, rectangular headlights in 2016? Interesting choice, if it does end up looking like that.
On a more positive note, if you pause the video at the right time, you’ll notice how sloped the front nose is, almost as if it’s lying completely diagonal. Could that be a design inspired by the Toyota FT-1 Concept? Last but not least is the rear section, which is a far departure from what we expected it would look like. At first glance, it looks a lot like the rear section of the pre-2017 model year Toyota GT 86 with the round taillights and the dual tailpipes sitting on opposite ends. The bumper does appear to be much lower than the old 86 and the presence of that fixed rear spoiler creates the striking aesthetic difference that leads me to believe that there’s more underneath that camouflage than what meets the eye.