2019 Toyota Supra

2019 Toyota Supra
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Japan’s iconic sports car returns after nearly two decades

If there is a car that is included on almost every list of “greatest enthusiasts car,” it’s the Toyota Supra. The little two-door sports car was originally bolted together as a response to the Z cars coming from competitor Datsun (and later Nissan), but it eventually grew into a special machine with a cult-like following. Now after years of rumor, speculation and dreaming, the Supra is set to return. With Toyota having launched the the Supra Racing Concept at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show and a prototype at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the next-generation coupe turned from rumor to reality and an official debut is set to happen soon.

The new-generation Supra brings the nameplate back into the spotlight after nearly two decades. Unlike its predecessor, it wasn’t developed by Toyota alone, but with help from BMW, alongside the upcoming Z4. The two cars will share underpinnings and drivetrain, but the Supra will get a unique setup from Toyota and its motorsport arm, Gazoo Racing. The production Supra made its rolling debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, but the sports car is still hidden under camo. Still, the production model is just a few months, or even weeks, away from showing itself in the metal, and we gathered all the existing information in the speculative review below. Check it out and make sure you stay tuned for updates.

Update7-12-2018: The latest Supra prototype took a slow but steady run up the hill at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. We’ve added the video to the top of our review below and included a handful of images from its maiden voyage.

 

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BREAKING - This Is The New, A90-Gen 2020 Toyota Supra Before You're Supposed to See It

BREAKING - This Is The New, A90-Gen 2020 Toyota Supra Before You’re Supposed to See It

I Think It Looks Quite Nice

We have something special for you today - the first look at the long-awaited Toyota Supra A90. SupraMKV forum leaked the picture that clearly shows the front end of the new Toyota Supra. Of course, nothing is official as of yet, but I am really confident that this is the real deal. It shows the Toyota Supra being transported by a car transport wagon. The photo we have does show clear links with the FT-1 concept Toyota presented five years ago. That is a really good thing as the FT-1 looks rather stunning. The first public image of the new Toyota Supra in grey is the biggest news today, and I can say right now that this car does not look like the Z4 as some have feared.

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Toyota Will Finally Show Off the 2020 Supra at the Detroit Auto Show

Toyota Will Finally Show Off the 2020 Supra at the Detroit Auto Show

Detroit Motor Show just got “Lit as Supra”

It’s official. After years of anticipation, Toyota has finally announced that the new 2020 Toyota Supra will make its debut at the Detroit Auto Show in 2019. Toyota says that that the auto industry’s “worst-kept secret” is finally out, and production of the new Supra will begin in the first half of 2019.

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Why the 2019 Toyota Supra will Never Live up to the Legacy of its Predecessor

Why the 2019 Toyota Supra will Never Live up to the Legacy of its Predecessor

Or maybe it will?

If you’re one of the people waiting with baited breath for the new Toyota Supra to arrive so you can put one in your garage, I can almost bet more then half of you will be disappointed. And I’m referring to people that plan and will ACTUALLY buy one. And I say that because 98-percent of the time most cars are hated on loved online, it’s done so by people who have never owned and probably will never own previous iterations of said vehicles.

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2020 Toyota Supra GR

2020 Toyota Supra GR

Is the souped-up Supra testing at the Nürburgring now?

There are images aplenty of the new Supra, but these days, Toyota’s been testing a race-prepped version of their new sports car at the Nordschleife which we think might be the mule for the upcoming sportier Supra.

With this occasion, we got a chance to get a little closer to the Supra, and we like what we see. For example, we got an eyeful of the interior, with the center stack lacking any sort of camouflage with the big infotainment screen on top of the central attraction. It all seems to be, apart from the racing wheel, pretty much stock, so there’s not much guesswork left to do about how the interior will look, given that some renderings of the interior and exterior were also leaked this week.

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2019 Toyota Supra Confirmed for Detroit Debut

2019 Toyota Supra Confirmed for Detroit Debut

Arriving this January!

Toyota Supra fans, rejoice! The new Toyota Supra A90 will be unveiled at the Detroit Motor Show in January 2019. As one of the most expected cars in the past couple of years, the Toyota Supra has been under development for more than four years. Thanks to our thorough research and all the details we could pick up at the Goodwood Festival of Speed and during the BMW Z4 unveil (on whose architecture the Supra is based), we know quite a bit about the car. The confirmation for the Toyota Supra unveiling in Detroit came from the Toyota Germany. It was actually announced at the official Facebook page.

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A Manual Transmission for the 2019 Toyota Supra Is a Possibility, But Not a Certainty

A Manual Transmission for the 2019 Toyota Supra Is a Possibility, But Not a Certainty

You all better make your voices heard if you want a manual-transmission Supra

Toyota has not shut the door on the possibility of offering the 2019 Toyota Supra with a manual-transmission; it just needs to make sure that there’s market demand for one. The automaker’s assistant chief engineer on the Supra project, Masayuki Kai, made that clear in a conversation with Road and Track. According to Kai, a manual-transmission Supra will depend entirely on the market reaction to the car, specifically the standard version that’s equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

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2019 Toyota Supra Engineers Haven't Talked to BMW in Years; Manual Transmission is Still on the Table

2019 Toyota Supra Engineers Haven’t Talked to BMW in Years; Manual Transmission is Still on the Table

In A Perfect World The Manual Would Be An Option

Ever since people (every time I write the people I think of Bane) got to know that Toyota is developing an all-new Supra, the car community was abuzz with speculation, alleged rumors, and information about the new car. Then, we figured out that Toyota is actually developing its new Supra with the BMW. It was like a bomb went off in the world of cars. Now, all are interested to know just how deep this connection goes? While the information we have about both cars confirm that they will, truthfully, share, a lot, comments from the representatives of both companies suggest that BMW and Toyota went their separate ways after agreeing on the basic architecture.

In an interview with CNET, Supra Program Assistant Chief Engineer Masayuki Kai commented this:

“We agreed on the packaging. Like where is the hip-point of the driver, what’s the wheelbase, the width, where’s the fuel tank, where’s the A-pillar, this was around the middle of 2014 … After that, we completely separated our team. After that, no communication with each other.”

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Will the Toyota Celica and MR2 Join the Supra and 86 in an Epic Sports Car Lineup?

Will the Toyota Celica and MR2 Join the Supra and 86 in an Epic Sports Car Lineup?

Three brothers might become four...

After 16 years of absence from the sports car world, Toyota returned by reviving the Supra, and now the MR2 or the Celica may get a second lease of life. The Japanese manufacturer voiced interest, through the Supra’s key engineers, of reviving at least one of those two emblematic cars, but the road ahead is tough for that dream to materialize.

We’ve all waited 16 years for a new Supra to emerge and now, with the fifth-gen A90 closer than ever to production, there might be more in store for us from Toyota. Masayuki Kai, the Assistant Chief Engineer on the Supra project, said to Road & Track that "We want to have Celica back, we want to have the MR2 back,” but he was also adamant to point out that “what will come next depends on the market needs."

This is because, as Kai pointed out, creating a sports car is tedious in the year 2018 and highly expensive, pointing to the cooperation with BMW as the only way to bring the Supra back. The GT86 is also the product of a shared project, this time with Subaru. We can assume, as such, that another partner must be found to finance and co-develop an MR2 or Celica follow-up. Otherwise, we won’t see any new sports car from Toyota other than a new GT86 in conjunction with a new BRZ and the production version of the Le Mans-esque Toyota Gazoo Racing GT Prototype.

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The Toyota Supra Was Almost Mid-Engined!!!

The Toyota Supra Was Almost Mid-Engined!!!

That would’ve been Super-a

When you think about Supra, you imagine a car burning rubber on the tarmac, zooming past other fast cars in a bullying manner. Now, if I tell you that a tamed version of the Supra was considered, would you believe me? I heard you scream ‘Shut Up!!’; but, well, that’s the truth. A mid-engine layout was considered for the upcoming Toyota Supra, until Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda threw the idea out of the window. Even though he saved us from the horror, a mid-engine Supra is actually not a bad idea.

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It's Only Fitting That The BMW Z4 And The Toyota Supra Are Testing At The Nurburgring Together

It’s Only Fitting That The BMW Z4 And The Toyota Supra Are Testing At The Nurburgring Together

We shouldn’t have expected anything less from these two

The next-generation models of the BMW Z4 and Toyota Supra have been joined at the hip ever since BMW and Toyota announced plans to build them together. It’s only fitting; then, that one week before the Z4 finally breaks cover at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, we get our hands on a spy video of the Z4 and Supra prototypes testing at the Nurburgring together. Who knew that all the hype and pandemonium surrounding these two sports cars would all lead up to seeing them together in the tail end of their respective testing sessions?

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Presenting the $1 Million Toyota GR Super Sport

Presenting the $1 Million Toyota GR Super Sport

Seven-digit figure for a car that’s fictional for now!

There seems to be some sort of a trend, wherein automakers are using their expertise and experience from the motorsport industry to build street-legal hypercars. First, it was the Mercedes-AMG Project One and the Aston Martin Valkyrie, and now we have the Toyota GR Super Sport. While the former two was derived from Formula 1 knowledge, Toyota will build the GR using its FIA World Endurance Championship experience. However, it’s the seven-figure price tag that caught our attention. Is this for real?

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If You Want a Pure, Unadulterated, Driver's Car from Toyota, You Better Get In Line for the New Supra

If You Want a Pure, Unadulterated, Driver’s Car from Toyota, You Better Get In Line for the New Supra

The Supra will be the last, "pure" driver’s car with a Toyota badge

The fifth-gen Toyota Supra will likely be the last gas-powered driver’s car from Toyota. In a recent interview with Toyota UK, Chief Engineer of the new Supra, Tetsuya Tada, said exactly that, pointing the finger at stricter emissions regulations and the constant push for autonomous cars as the reason. On the plus side, Tada did confirm that the new Supra is indeed rear-wheel drive and will carry an inline-six under its long bonnet. At least for now, anyway. That, in a way, leaves the door open for the potion for hybridization (assuming the chassis can support an electric motor and battery pack) and maybe even all-wheel drive.

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Toyota Will Bolster Supra Engine Lineup With a Four-Banger

Toyota Will Bolster Supra Engine Lineup With a Four-Banger

Smaller engine should make for a more nimble driving experience as well

Toyota finally revealed the hotly anticipated next-generation Supra over the weekend at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed, and although it was nice to see the thing in the metal and on the move, Toyota remained tight-lipped as far as technical details were concerned. Now, we’re getting a few new tasty tidbits on the revamped Japanese classic.

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6 Things We've Learned from the Toyota Supra Prototype at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

6 Things We’ve Learned from the Toyota Supra Prototype at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

I will be blunt - the public anticipation for the new Toyota Supra is overwhelming. I do not remember such a worldwide craze for a new car since the Tesla Model 3 debut a few years back. However, the Supra is decidedly different compared to the Model 3 - in its layout, in its character, and in its purpose. This is the second modern Toyota sports car (first being the GT86), and it builds on a massive legacy of its four predecessors. I cannot even grasp the risk Toyota took upon itself to make a car like this. The Japanese Automaker has some balls. With the first dynamic public debut at the hill climb of the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the Toyota Supra A90 showed a few quirks we did not know about before. Considering all the hype building up in advance, the debut itself was a bit underwhelming. Yet, an army of curious eyes and ears saw and heard things.

I am sharing with you five things we have learned from the Toyota Supra prototype at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

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Toyota Supra Interior Spied, Looks a Lot Like the BMW Z4

Toyota Supra Interior Spied, Looks a Lot Like the BMW Z4

A bit disappointing...

The Toyota Supra made its dynamic debut at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed this week, but the fact that the company drove a camouflaged prototype on the Hillclimb course came as a disappointment. However, we at least got confirmation that there will be a six-cylinder engine under the hood. What’s more, we got a glimpse inside the cabin, and despite the camouflage, we did see some of the car’s design and features.

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How Much BMW Will we See in the New Toyota Supra?

How Much BMW Will we See in the New Toyota Supra?

German engineering in Japan’s iconic coupe

The brand-new Toyota Supra just made its first dynamic run at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed. And even though Toyota showcased a camouflaged prototype instead of the production model, the excitement knob is already turned up to 11 and slowly moving toward 12. The coupe is still shrouded in mystery and what bugs me most is how much BMW it will have under the skin.

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The Slightly Underwhelming Debut of the 2019 Toyota Supra at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

The Slightly Underwhelming Debut of the 2019 Toyota Supra at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

Go home; nothing to see here, folks

The 2019 Toyota Supra has made some sort of a debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Toyota sent a camouflaged car to tackle the Hillclimb, definitely quenching our hopes of seeing the production version of the highly-anticipated fifth-generation car. Driven by Chief Engineer, Tetsuya Tada, and Test Driver, Herwig Daenens, the new Toyota Supra did not even tackle the course at its full speed. However, these drivers will drive it up the hill-climb a few more times during the weekend at the Goodwood Estate, so stay tuned.

With drivers waving from the car during the drive, Toyota sent a clear message that this first run definitely does not show the full potential of the new machine. Furthermore, Toyota confirmed that the new 2019 Supra will make a debut in 2018, which means we could be only a few months from the final showcasing of the production car. Maybe in Paris in October?

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Watch the New Toyota Supra in Action at Goodwood (Video)

Watch the New Toyota Supra in Action at Goodwood (Video)

It sounds amazing!

It finally happened: the new Toyota Supra finally made its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. But there’s good news and bad news. The good news is that the Supra was driven up the Goodwood hill and we can see it in action for a minute. The bad news is that the sports car is still camouflaged, which means that we might not see it in the metal just yet.

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2019 Toyota Supra

2019 Toyota Supra

Japan’s iconic sports car returns after nearly two decades

If there is a car that is included on almost every list of “greatest enthusiasts car,” it’s the Toyota Supra. The little two-door sports car was originally bolted together as a response to the Z cars coming from competitor Datsun (and later Nissan), but it eventually grew into a special machine with a cult-like following. Now after years of rumor, speculation and dreaming, the Supra is set to return. With Toyota having launched the the Supra Racing Concept at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show and a prototype at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the next-generation coupe turned from rumor to reality and an official debut is set to happen soon.

The new-generation Supra brings the nameplate back into the spotlight after nearly two decades. Unlike its predecessor, it wasn’t developed by Toyota alone, but with help from BMW, alongside the upcoming Z4. The two cars will share underpinnings and drivetrain, but the Supra will get a unique setup from Toyota and its motorsport arm, Gazoo Racing. The production Supra made its rolling debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, but the sports car is still hidden under camo. Still, the production model is just a few months, or even weeks, away from showing itself in the metal, and we gathered all the existing information in the speculative review below. Check it out and make sure you stay tuned for updates.

Update7-12-2018: The latest Supra prototype took a slow but steady run up the hill at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. We’ve added the video to the top of our review below and included a handful of images from its maiden voyage.

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2019 Toyota Supra NASCAR Race Car

2019 Toyota Supra NASCAR Race Car

Replaces the Camry in the Xfinity Series starting in 2019

The Toyota Supra is set to return to the market after a 16-year absence. Rumored for many years and teased since 2017, the Supra will make its public debut later in 2018, but Toyota has already introduced a couple of race cars. We’ve seen the first one in the form of an FIA-spec concept at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, while the second one is a somewhat surprising entry in the NASCAR Infinity series.

Unveiled ahead of the Coke Zero Sugar 400 at the Daytona International Speedway, the Supra replaces the Camry in the Xfinity Series starting in 2019. The Camry-based race car leaves the series after ten competitive years, during which it won four manufacturer championships, two driver titles, and 147 wins as of 2018. This is the first time when the Supra name will be used in any NASCAR series.

Continue reading to learn more about the Toyota Supra NASCAR race car.

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6 Game-Changing Cars Coming in the Second Half of 2018

6 Game-Changing Cars Coming in the Second Half of 2018

The second half of the year should be a doozy for car debuts

2018 is halfway done, and just as fast as time flies, so too is our insatiable need to see the newest cars hit the street. The first half of the year gave us some incredible debuts. That’s a list that includes the Rolls-Royce Cullinan, the Jeep Wrangler JL, the Jaguar I-Pace, the Volvo S60 and just about every new pickup that was unveiled in the last six months. It’s an eclectic list, sure, but that’s the beauty of the industry. You never know what you’re going to get on any specific day. You just sit back and enjoy the ride. And so, as we embark on the second half of the year, we have some new cars that we’re really excited to see, including a few models that are scheduled to appear at the 2018 Paris Motor Show later this year.

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The Toyota Supra Will Take on the Mustang and the Camaro in NASCAR's 2019 Season

The Toyota Supra Will Take on the Mustang and the Camaro in NASCAR’s 2019 Season

Replaces the Camry in the Xfinity Series starting in 2019

The production version of the next-generation Toyota Supra has yet to be unveiled, but the Japanese automaker has already built two race cars based on it. We saw the first one in concept form at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. Now, Toyota revealed that the Supra will compete in the NASCAR Xfinity Series starting in 2019.

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The Toyota Supra Will Debut at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed

The Toyota Supra Will Debut at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed

The highly-anticipated GT is just one week away!

The highly-anticipated Toyota Supra will make its debut in production form at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed later this month. The Japanese firm announced the big unveiling on Twitter, also posting a teaser photo of a camouflaged car.

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Put The Toyota Supra On The Sideline First Because The GR Super Sport Concept is Where It's At

Put The Toyota Supra On The Sideline First Because The GR Super Sport Concept is Where It’s At

The Japanese automaker is preparing to enter the hypercar scene!

Toyota is entering the hypercar space with a 986-horsepower monster that will be developed by the Toyota Gazoo Racing team. The model, called the GR Super Sport Concept, will use technology derived from the TS050 Hybrid LMP1 race car that just finished off a dominant run at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, giving Toyota its first-ever Le Mans title in the company’s history.

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Note to Toyota: Resist The Urge to Send The Toyota Supra To Race in NASCAR

Note to Toyota: Resist The Urge to Send The Toyota Supra To Race in NASCAR

Rumors of a NASCAR run for the new sports car are making the run

The new Toyota Supra isn’t even out yet, but there are already rumors that the Japanese automaker is looking into having it race in NASCAR during the 2019 season. According to the rumors, a race-spec version of the Supra would be entered in the second-tier Xfinity Series, leaving the Camry race car to remain in the flagship Cup Series.

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You Might Have to Pay a Pretty Penny to Buy the Toyota Supra

You Might Have to Pay a Pretty Penny to Buy the Toyota Supra

If this price sticks, the Supra is going to be more expensive than we thought

A new rumor has surfaced suggesting that the Toyota Supra will be priced at $63,500 when it hits the market, whenever that’s going to be. While far from verified, the figure being thrown out is consistent with an earlier statement made by a Toyota representative, who hinted that the returning sports coupe would be “rather expensive.” At that price point, the Supra will be priced in the vicinity of the BMW M3 and the Porsche Cayman.

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The Toyota Supra Will Not be Cheap, Will Not be Hybrid, and Will Feature Different Chassis Tuning Than the BMW Z4

The Toyota Supra Will Not be Cheap, Will Not be Hybrid, and Will Feature Different Chassis Tuning Than the BMW Z4

Let’s at least hope that the sports car will be worth what we’ll have to pay for it

We know that the Toyota Supra is coming back. We also know it’s going to be awesome. What we don’t know is pretty much everything else about it. Fortunately, the Supra is about ready to make its debut, and with it comes the expectation of finally seeing the car and knowing everything there is to know about it. For now, we can pre-occupy ourselves with a juicy little tidbit about the new Supra that was revealed by a high-ranking Toyota exec to a Dutch auto magazine. In case you’re still hoping that Toyota gives it an affordable price tag, you can let those hopes go because the Supra isn’t going to be cheap.

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The Toyota Supra Will Probably Have More Power Than We Thought, but Toyota Still Says No to a Manual Transmission

The Toyota Supra Will Probably Have More Power Than We Thought, but Toyota Still Says No to a Manual Transmission

It’s not necessary, but that doesn’t mean we don’t want it

We’ve heard rumors about the Supra Non-Stop and leaked documents have shown us that the BMW Z4 will make as much as 335 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque. As such, the whole world has assumed that the Toyota Supra would use the same 3.0-liter inline-six and deliver similar figures. Even more so, the Z4 is slated to be offered with the option of a manual transmission, leaving hope to the dream that we’ll have that three-pedal goodness in the Supra too. All that information can be laid to rest, though, as Tetsuya Tada, Head of the MKV Supra Program, has said that the Supra is being developed with a dual-clutch transmission only. And, that has to do with it being so powerful and because it’s designed to be a race car, even in consumer form.

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Donut Media Gives The Lowdown On The Toyota Supra

Donut Media Gives The Lowdown On The Toyota Supra

2JZ engine, no sh*t!

Hey! Did you hear? Toyota is bringing back the Supra, officially giving fanboys all over the world a reason to cry tears of joy, as opposed to the tears of frustration we’re so used to (I’m looking at you, turbo BRZ fans). Indeed, it’s been a long time coming for this iconic import sports car - 16 years and counting to be exact, as the final Mk. IV A80 officially bit the dust back in 2002. To get you in the mood, we’re featuring this “Everything You Need To Know” video courtesy of Donut Media, which offers a complete rundown on the Supra and why it’s considered one of the greatest Japanese performance machines of all time.

Over the course of the 7-minute, 40-second vid, we get a full briefing on the history of the nameplate, leading up to the latest rumors for the new model. We also get a look at the legendary 2JZ turbo engine that helped catapult the Supra to superstardom.

Give it a watch and let us know what you think - on a scale from 1 to MOAR BOOST how excited are you for the return of the Supra?

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The Toyota Supra and BMW Z4 Will Supposedly Be Completely Different Animals

The Toyota Supra and BMW Z4 Will Supposedly Be Completely Different Animals

One is luxurious, the other sporty

The upcoming Toyota Supra and BMW Z4 may share historical roots on how they were born, but both models are going to bring two completely different elements to the table. From a physical standpoint, the difference between the new Supra and new Z4 are obvious. One is going to be offered as a coupe while the other will arrive as a roadster. Beyond that, Toyota claims that the Supra will be the sportier of the two, right down to its driving experience.

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When the Engineer Behind the Supra Apologizes for Taking So Long, We Know It'll be Worth the Wait

When the Engineer Behind the Supra Apologizes for Taking So Long, We Know It’ll be Worth the Wait

Let’s hope that the Supra lives up to the hype

The Toyota Supra’s launch is taking longer than usual. It’s hard to find someone to blame for all the delay, but Toyota’s Tetsuya Tada, the man behind the Toyota 86 sports coupe and Supra, is stepping up to the plate. The renowned chief engineer is taking responsibility for the Supra’s delay, admitting that the sports car had to be done the “right way” if it was going to live up to the legacy of its predecessors.

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2018 Toyota GR Supra Racing Concept

2018 Toyota GR Supra Racing Concept

The iconic Supra is making a comeback!

Launched in 1978 as a sportier version of the Toyota Celica, the Supra quickly evolved into one of the company’s most celebrated models. Redesigned in 1981, 1986, and 1993, the Supra became a legend in the U.S. too, until imports were halted in 1998. The Supra nameplate was discontinued altogether in 2002 due to restrictive emissions standards. More than 15 years later, and Toyota wants to revive the name and spirit of the Supra with a modern sports car. First previewed by the FT-1 concept in 2014, the Supra is almost ready to go into production. Or at least this is what the GR Supra Racing concept shows at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show suggests.

Created by Gazoo Racing, Toyota’s motorsport division, the GR Supra was developed to demonstrate the company’s "commitment to bringing the Supra back to the market." This is pretty much official confirmation that a new Supra is underway. The concept also shows the future potential for a car that can deliver "high performance both on road and track," so it’s safe to assume that a racing version is also underway. Meanwhile, the GR Supra Racing concept will be featured in a new update of the Gran Turismo Sport video game. Let’s find out more about this concept in the review below.

Continue reading to learn more about the Toyota GR Supra Racing Concept

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The New BMW Z4 (and Probably the Toyota Supra) Will Debut This Summer!

The New BMW Z4 (and Probably the Toyota Supra) Will Debut This Summer!

We’ll have to wait a few more months for the new Z4 to arrive

The new BMW Z4 is going to make its debut sometime in the summer of this year, quelling the uproar over the roadster’s surprising absence at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. The word for months had the Z4 penned to make its debut in Geneva, but the show arrived with no signs of the roadster. Now we know why. The German automaker didn’t say when the car will have it’s world debut, opting only to say that it’s going to have a “dedicated event” before it heads to the Paris Motor Show in October.

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Toyota GR Supra Racing Concept Is Cool, But Still Not Ready For The Road

Toyota GR Supra Racing Concept Is Cool, But Still Not Ready For The Road

How much of it will we see on the street?

Arguably the most anticipated return for 2018, the Toyota Supra is finally official now that the Japanese firm unveiled the GR Supra Racing Concept at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. Sure, it’s still a concept, and it looks a bit too wild for a production model, but it’s not as radical as the FT-1 Concept from a few years ago. More importantly, it sports many of the features seen on the camouflaged test cars, a sign that a production model with a toned-down design just around the corner.

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That Car Sitting Under The Sheets is The Toyota Supra Racing Concept

That Car Sitting Under The Sheets is The Toyota Supra Racing Concept

We’ve waited long enough for this moment to arrive

In case there are still doubts about the Toyota Supra’s hyped up 2018 Geneva Motor Show appearance, a new video taken from the show’s floor reveals what might very well be the concept we’ve been waiting years to see. The Supra concept is not packaged in the traditional way of a concept, but it should still give us a good preview of the returning sports car. Lord knows that we have waited long enough and Toyota owes us a chance to finally see the return of the Supra name. From the way it looks, it appears that we’re a few days away from Toyota finally coming through on its word. The Toyota Supra concept is finally here.

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The Toyota Supra and BMW Z4 are Expected to Debut at the Geneva Motor show

The Toyota Supra and BMW Z4 are Expected to Debut at the Geneva Motor show

Finally, the wait for these two cars appears to be over

In keeping with its reputation as the biggest auto show in the world, the 2018 Geneva Motor Show will play host to a good amount of concepts and world debuts. There are two cars, though, that have the potential to steal the show. It’s taken a long time, but we’re finally going to see the new BMW Z4 and the returning Toyota Supra in the metal. All the sleepless nights spent waiting for these two sports cars to arrive will now end. It’s happening, folks. It really is. Barring unexpected developments, the Z4 and the Supra are both headed to Geneva.

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Buckle Up Folks: The New Toyota Supra Is Coming to Geneva, And It's Hot!

Buckle Up Folks: The New Toyota Supra Is Coming to Geneva, And It’s Hot!

Here’s teaser for ya!

It’s been just a few days since a forum leak gave us new information about the upcoming Toyota Supra, and the Japanese firm released the first official teaser picture of the car. And although it doesn’t unveil too many details, the photo suggests that the next-gen Supra will be a hot coupe. Also, it turns out that the recent spy shots are pretty accurate, as the vehicle features a double bubble roof, a sloping rear window, a swept-up trunk lid, and a massive wing an top. And just look at those rear haunches. Now that’s one sexy coupe!

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Leaked Toyota Supra Specs Give us Hope That it'll Debut Soon

Leaked Toyota Supra Specs Give us Hope That it’ll Debut Soon

We’ve waited long enough, Toyota!

Would you believe that it’s been over five years since BMW and Toyota announced that they were working on a joint sports car development? We haven’t seen the fruits of that collaboration from either side, but a recent post on the VW Vortex forum points to what could be the actual specs for the Toyota Supra. Could these be the details that we’ve been waiting for all this time? More importantly, do these details open the door for the Supra to finally make its debut? We certainly hope so.

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Five Sports Cars To Consider In 2018

Five Sports Cars To Consider In 2018

Five rides to help you drop the hammer in the new year

Now that we’re knee-deep into the 2018 calendar year, it’s a great time to look ahead and think about all the great opportunities just over the horizon. Naturally, we here at TopSpeed are practically frothing at the mouth at the thought of all the great sports cars expected to drop over the course of the next 365 days. As such, we’ve assembled five of them right here for your collective amusement. Give the list a looksee, and make sure to let us know about the sports car you’re most excited about in the comments below.

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Cancel Your Plans; The Toyota Supra Wont Debut at the Detroit Auto Show

Cancel Your Plans; The Toyota Supra Wont Debut at the Detroit Auto Show

There are still some specifics to work out, apparently

Sorry to break the news to you, but the rumors about the Toyota Supra making its debut at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show are exactly that – Rumors. And, as it turns out, they are baseless rumors as Jack Hollis, Toyota’s VP and General Manager, told MotorTrend that it just isn’t up to a production level quite yet. To throw even more fuel on the fire, Hollis has said that the “Supra” name isn’t even finalized and that there are other names in consideration that could be better. What a sad piece of news this is, huh? Keep reading to learn a little more about it.

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BMW Z4 and Toyota Supra: Evil Twins with Different Personalities

BMW Z4 and Toyota Supra: Evil Twins with Different Personalities

Both will be sports cars of their own, though comparisons will inevitably happen

Just because Toyota and BMW jointly developed the Supra and Z4 sports cars, that doesn’t mean that both cars will be mirror images of one another. On the contrary, BMW Group Australia CEO Marc Werner told Car Advice that both the design and driving characteristics of the Z4 will be completely different from the Supra.

Werner’s comments shouldn’t come as a surprise because the Z4 and the Supra theoretically don’t belong in the same segment, despite sharing a platform. The BMW sports car is expected to cater to customers who prefer premium sports cars whereas the Supra will be catered more to the masses. That’s not to say that one is going to be inferior to the other because, despite the prestige of carrying a Bimmer badge, the Z4 will actually feature less power than the Supra, at least if rumors of the Toyota’s output are proven true. It’s been reported that the Z4 will feature a choice of either four-cylinder or six-cylinder engines with power outputs ranging from 194 horsepower to all the way to north of 300 horsepower for the range-topping Z4 M40i. ON the other hand, rumors have swirled that the Supra will have in excess of 400 horsepower at its disposal so evidently, BMW and Toyota are going vastly different paths on how it’s preparing their respective sports cars. The designs and power levels of both cars will be different, so it follows that the resulting driving experience will be different too. Either way, it’s inevitable that we’ll see both the Z4 and Supra get compared to each other on account of their shared history. Not that it’s going to make a difference because, in the end, both cars should have no issues inspiring loyalty from their fans, independent on how the other one is received.

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Is The Toyota Supra Really Getting 400 Horsepower?

Is The Toyota Supra Really Getting 400 Horsepower?

A Toyota insider says so

You have to admire Toyota for really taking its time to develop the returning Toyota Supra. If it were me, I’d probably be doing the same thing too. That’s how important the Supra is to me and I sure as heck will leave no stone unturned to make sure that the car lives up to not just its hype, but it’s legacy as well. Doing so takes time and a lot of patience. As a result, people will start getting anxious about the sports car, and the longer the wait is, the more anxious people get. Good thing that we’re at a point where details are slowly coming in. The latest one from a Toyota insider indicates that the sports car will indeed have in excess of 400 horsepower on tap.

Now, this isn’t exactly breaking news because we’ve heard this narrative before. This time, though, the information comes from the IH8MUD forum, specifically one member who spoke to an insider from Toyota, who is apparently more plugged-in on the wheelings and dealings inside Toyota than most other so-called sources. Part of that discussion centered around the status of the Supra and in addition to saying that the sports car will indeed get north of 400 horsepower, the insider also indicated that the sports car will have its own 3.5-liter V-6 turbo engine that Toyota jointly developed with BMW, and not the latter’s tried-and-tested 3.0-liter twin-turbo inline-six engine. Don’t expect the production Supra though to hit the scene until 2019, even though it is expected that we’re going to see a near-production concept at the Tokyo Motor Show in October.

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New Sports Cars Could Take The Tokyo Motor Show By Storm

New Sports Cars Could Take The Tokyo Motor Show By Storm

Brace yourselves as Toyota, Nissan, and Mazda appear to be headed to the Tokyo Motor Show

Just as news is coming out that nine major automakers are skipping the Frankfurt Motor Show, there appears to be growing rumblings that the Tokyo Motor Show will play to not one, not two, but three sports car debuts. It’s already been rumored that the return of the Toyota Supra will take place in Tokyo, but according to Autobild, the Supra will also be joined by the Mazda RX-9 and the Nissan 390Z.

Obviously, this is pretty big news seeing three separate automakers launch three separate performance cars. They may be different in presentation, but the fact that all three automakers – major ones at that – are going to present sports cars that could turn into rivals of the others is making the Tokyo Motor Show a must-see event. To be clear, though, neither Mazda nor Nissan have confirmed their plans for their local auto show. Likewise, we’ve heard very little about the RX-9 at this point and even less about the Nissan 390Z. If these two cars do show up in Tokyo, it’s going to catch a lot of people off-guard. Even Toyota hasn’t confirmed its plans for Tokyo, even though all signs point to its next sports car making its world debut at the event. It might be best to taper off the excitement for the time being, or at least until we know something more concrete. That said, it is tempting to get a little excited about the possibility of three Japanese sports cars all showing up and debuting in the same event. And they said those days were gone.

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Next Toyota Supra Engines Leaked; No Manual Transmission

Next Toyota Supra Engines Leaked; No Manual Transmission

Will get BMW four- and six-cylinder units

The highly-anticipated, next-generation Toyota Supra is still a few months away from breaking cover, but a leaked, internal BMW document just revealed what engines it will use. Posted by the folks over at the Supramkv forums, the document confirms that the Supra will get the same three engines as the upcoming Z4. The lineup will consist of a four-cylinder unit with two power ratings and a more powerful six-cylinder mill for the range-topping model. These engines carry the familiar x0i nomenclature seen on BMW models. Specifically, the four-cylinders are dubbed 20i and 30i, while the six-cylinder is codenamed the 40i.

The document also confirms that the Supra will go on sale in both Europe and the United States. In Europe, it will get all three engines, while the U.S. model will cross the pond with the six-cylinder and only the more powerful version of the four-banger. Another interesting detail that comes with the leak is that, apparently, the Supra won’t get a manual transmission. This wouldn’t be surprising here in North America, but as it turns out, European models are automatic too, no matter the engine.

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Gazoo Performance Brand Grabs Hold Of Toyota's New Supra Hybrid Sports Car

Gazoo Performance Brand Grabs Hold Of Toyota’s New Supra Hybrid Sports Car

Long-awaited sports car will be sold under the banner of the newly created performance division

There’s been plenty of talk surrounding the long-awaited return of the Toyota Supra. That’s to be expected for a car that a lot of people have been waiting for. But the return of the sports car isn’t just about a once-famous nameplate coming back to the spotlight; it’s also about looking into the future and what that future has in store in the evolution of the Supra name. It’s already been reported that the 2018 Supra will actually be a hybrid performance model. Now we’re told that the Supra won’t actually be sold under the Toyota brand, but will instead be the first car to be sold under Toyota’s newly launched Gazoo road performance division.

That bombshell comes from no less than Gazoo Racing chief Koei Saga, who told Autocar that the Supra would be one of the first of many performance models that will be sold under the Gazoo name. It’s still unclear if that shift will end up with the sports car carrying a different name altogether – Gazoo Supra and Toyota Supra Gazoo are two names being thrown around – but the important thing here is that Toyota’s now creating a separate performance arm that will include the Supra hybrid sports car.

For now, the Gazoo Supra (let’s call it that for the time being) will cede a lot of the attention to the three-door Gazoo Yaris hot hatchback, which technically counts as the first production model under the new Gazoo brand. The hot hatch is scheduled to make its debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show this coming March where it will showcase a lot of its wares, including a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine that spits out more than 210 horsepower.

Once the Gazoo Yaris is introduced to the world, look for Toyota and Gazoo to turn their focus on putting the finishing touches on the Supra hybrid sports car as it prepares to make its own world debut in 2018, presumably with a different name that what we’ve been expecting.

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The New Toyota Supra Could Be Electrified

The New Toyota Supra Could Be Electrified

Toyota may call upon its Le Mans experience for an upcoming sports car

Look, I get it – you want a new Toyota Supra. I want a new Toyota Supra. The whole performance world wants a new Toyota Supra. Well, I’ve got good news – it looks like we won’t have to wait much longer to get it, as a pre-production mule was spotted last month doing some street testing in a full camo exterior. Now, to really whet your appetite, we’re bringing you a few tantalizing hints as to what’ll be used under the hood. Reading between the lines of a few recent comments made by a high-ranking Toyota rep, it’s looking more than likely that the new Supra will use a hybrid drivetrain.

That’s the news coming from the U.K. publication Auto Express, which recently spoke with Toyota Europe president and CEO Johan van Zyl about the possibility of using hybrid or plug-in hybrid technology for an entry in the sports car segment. His response: “I would imagine that in the future that will definitely happen.”

He continued, “We already have some sporting models with hybrid powertrains on the Lexus side. But on the Toyota side, I think we will find that if we can have a World Endurance Championship racing car with hybrid technology, it can happen on a road car,” adding, “I do not have any doubt whatsoever that in the longer-term future there will be a real Toyota sports model using electrification.”

Le Mans-inspired performance paired with the legendary Supra nameplate? Yes, please.

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Toyota Supra Prototype Caught on Video

Toyota Supra Prototype Caught on Video

We finally get to see the Supra running loose on the roads of Germany

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.

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Latest Rumors About Toyota and Lexus Point to an All-New Engine for the next Supra

Latest Rumors About Toyota and Lexus Point to an All-New Engine for the next Supra

This could be a BIG deal for Supra fans everywhere

The rumor mill is churning over at Toyota with reports that the Japanese automaker is finally building a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6 engine, codenamed 943F, that it plans to use on the fifth-generation Lexus GS. The model is scheduled to make its debut in late 2017 or early 2018 and will be marketed as a 2019 model. But, according to Japanese media outlet Mag-X, the big takeaway from the fifth-gen GS is the turbocharged V-6, the first production V-6 that Toyota will build in its long and illustrious history.

While there hasn’t been any confirmation coming from either Toyota or Lexus, there is an argument to be made for Lexus to get a turbo V-6, none more so than the increased importance being placed by automakers in downsizing their engines as a way of addressing the increasingly stringent emissions regulations. For its part, Lexus also needs a forced induction V-6 because a lot of its competitors already utilize a similar engine in some form or capacity. It may be time for Toyota’s premium brand to join the fray in that regard and expand its V-6 offerings past the turbocharged inline-sixes that it has used in the past.

If Toyota does take this step, don’t sleep on the possibility of another model eventually using the same engine. Again, this is all speculation but if Toyota wants to maximize the seemingly limitless potential of the returning Supra sports car, having a turbocharged V-6 as an engine option is a great way to do it. At the very least, it would be able to make a big statement in differentiating the sports car with the Toyota GT 86, which currently uses a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. That’s been one of Toyota’s goals anyway so it only makes sense for the company to give the Supra the same turbo V-6 that it is reportedly developing for the Lexus GS.

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The Return Of The Toyota Supra Is Upon Us

The Return Of The Toyota Supra Is Upon Us

A likely model launch in 2018 has been discussed by Toyota execs

The highly anticipated return of the Toyota Supra could take place as early as 2018 now that development of the sports car has progressed to the point that Toyota and project partner BMW have moved on to developing their respective models independent of each other. For one, Toyota is already in the process of testing the Supra on the road, same as BMW with the convertible Z5, the German automaker’s sports car that will arise from the partnership with Toyota.

The return of the Supra marks an important time for Toyota as it tries to re-establish itself in the mainstream sports car scene. It’s been 14 years since the last Supra arrived and with the segment becoming as busy as it’s ever been in a long time, a flagship performance mode that would sit above the GT 86 and would carry one of the company’s most iconic nameplates is exactly what Toyota needs to compete in an increasingly competitive market.

Toyota has remained tight-lipped on the sports car’s power and performance capabilities, but it is already understood that the Supra would feature a hybrid all-wheel drive set-up that will be made up of a BMW gas-powered engine and electric motors whose energy is stored in supercapacitors.

Despite the expected similarities born from this collaboration, the Toyota Supra and the BMW Z5 will be two different models, largely because they’ll occupy different areas of the sports car market. The Supra, for instance, is likely to be slotted against the Honda NSX and will be packaged with a more purist thought to the development. On the other hand, the Z5 convertible is expected to take the reins from the BMW Z4 as the German automaker’s resident sports car, albeit one with a more balanced development of luxury and performance.

No decisions on the production side have been set for either car, but according to BMW board member Ian Robertson, there’s a possibility that both models could be built in the same production facility. The U.S. or Europe are the two most likely locations to have the facility, largely because of the importance of both markets for Toyota and BMW.

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Toyota Trademarks The "Supra" Name In Europe

Toyota Trademarks The "Supra" Name In Europe

The legendary nameplate is closer than ever to coming back

Two years after Toyota renewed its trademark for the “Supra” name with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the Japanese automaker is doubling down on the trademark front by filing a similar application with the European Union Intellectual Property Office.

According to SupraMKV.com, Toyota filed the trademark on March 6, 2016 and this filing is the latest sign that the company is drawing closer to bringing back the famous nameplate on the sports car it’s developing as part of a partnership with BMW. The collaboration between the two auto giants began in earnest back in 2010 and while neither Toyota’s sports car nor BMW’s own version, reportedly to be called the Z5, have yet to be unveiled in public, previous reports have indicated that production for both models will begin in 2018. Independent vehicle manufacturer Magna Steyr will reportedly produce both models in Graz, Austria with a target of building 60,000 combined units annually. Should that timetable proceed as scheduled, an official unveiling - or two - could be in the cards for 2017.

If Toyota does bring back the Supra name for the sports car as many expect it to be, it would represent the fifth-generation model for the iconic nomenclature. The Japanese automaker last used the Supra name in 2002 when the fourth-generation model, codenamed the A80, was on its last legs.

As far as official details about the car are concerned, Toyota has done a good job at keeping them from getting disclosed to the public. There have been some rumors that the model’s platform will be shared with that of the BMW sports car. That said, the design for both cars will be different with the Toyota sports car expected to carry some styling influences from the Toyota FT-1 concept that was unveiled at the 2014 Detroit Motor Show. Likewise, both models are reportedly getting gas-powered engines from BMW and a hybrid powertrain from Toyota.

To be clear, none of these “reports” have been officially confirmed by Toyota or BMW, but that’s an issue for another time. What’s important is that Toyota’s trademark of the “Supra” name in Europe is the latest sign that the iconic nameplate will be dusted off after spending 14 years in the shelves.

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Next BMW And Toyota Sports Cars Will Be Built By Magna Steyr

Next BMW And Toyota Sports Cars Will Be Built By Magna Steyr

Production could start as early as 2018

In the early 2010s, there was a lot of news about a collaboration between Toyota and BMW to bring a set of new sports cars to the market. In short, it was news that Toyota was planning a successor for the Toyota Supra and BMW was planning a successor for the BMW Z4, and both models would share the same architecture – the same story behind the Toyota 86 and the Subaru BRZ. It was later said that Toyota would build the new Supra alone, but would co-develop the next Z4 with BMW. Since then, we’ve seen the new BMW sports car – dubbed the Z5 – testing under heavy camo, and we’ve seen what may have been a preview of the new Supra when Toyota debuted the 2014 Toyota FT-1 concept.

Now, German news outlet Kleinezeitung has announced that both brand’s models will be built by independent vehicle manufacturer Magna Steyr – the Austria-based plant that currently builds the Mercedes G-Class, Mini Countryman, and Mini Paceman. According to the German new outlet, the Z5 is set to go into production first, with the successor to the Supra to follow shortly thereafter. Furthermore, it was said that annual production would be somewhere around 60,000 units for each model.

As of now, BMW has confirmed that it had plans to start building a new model at Magna’s plant in 2018 but had yet to disclose which model. That said, it’s quite possible that the new Z5 will be the model that starts production in 2018. For now, the successor to the Supra remains unnamed, but expect it to start production in late 2018 or early 2019. Based on the spy shots of the Z5, we know that it will be a soft top roadster and will be rear-wheel drive. As for the Supra, we expect it to at least be a hybrid that uses technology from Toyota’s recent WEC developments. The proverbial cat is practically out of the bag for now, so stay tuned for more updates on the collaboration between BMW and Toyota.

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Recent Toyota-BMW Collaboration Will Bring Improvements To Both Companies

Recent Toyota-BMW Collaboration Will Bring Improvements To Both Companies

Making a new sports car can be risky business, but Toyota seems to have found a loophole. After seeing a good deal of success with the Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ collaborative project, Toyota announced it was partnering with BMW to jointly create a duo of new hybrid performance vehicles, and thankfully, both automakers look like they will benefit from the other’s expertise.

Dubbed the “Silk Road” project, details on the new cars have been closely guarded, with only a few tidbits leaking to the general public. However, BMW is believed to be responsible for the chassis and ICE development, blessing the car with solid handling and an inline-six gasoline powerplant. Meanwhile, Toyota will take up responsibilities for the electrification and fuel-cell development, which makes sense for a company that offers models like the Prius and Mirai.

According to the Australian-based publication Motoring, the development is split into four parts: joint sports car development, fuel-cell technology, electrification technology and weight-saving technology. The platform will be derived from the 2015 BMW i8 due to its hybrid-drivetrain roots. Speculation includes the possibility of an aluminum space-frame chassis and carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) body.

Toyota’s version of the new sports car will sit above the FR-S as a successor to the legendary 1993-1998 Toyota Supra, while the new Bimmer will replace the Z4 with a possible designation as the Z5. 

It was recently confirmed that development is currently underway. Unlike the 2013-2015 Scion FR-S and 2014-2015 Subaru BRZ, which are essentially the same car with slightly different styling and badges, it’s expected that the Toyota/BMW joint collaboration will spawn two very different looking cars. The same frame-based platform will be utilized for both, but they will have different bodies.

Expect a global release sometime in 2018.

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The Fast and The Furious Toyota Supra Stunt Car Auctioned For $185k

The Fast and The Furious Toyota Supra Stunt Car Auctioned For $185k

As reported last month, one of the Toyota Supra stunt cars used in the original The Fast and The Furious movie was auctioned off by Mecum Auctions in Indianapolis over the weekend, and as expected, the winning bidder paid a pretty penny to add this car to his collection. When the hammer dropped, this customized 1995 Toyota Supra stunt car sold for $185,000 meeting the initial expectations of between $150,000 and $200,000.

In the movie, the bright orange Supra was driven by Paul Walker’s character Brian O’Conner, and this car was used to create the racing scenes including the finale where O’Conner races Dominic Toretto in his classic Dodge Charger.The Supra was built at The Shark Shop in El Segundo, CA by Eddie Paul, who has fabricated other cars for the Fast and Furious franchise, full-size Cars characters, and the 1967 Pontiac GTO driven by Vin Diesel in xXx.

Although the Supra looks the part, this stunt car probably won’t be able to beat a Ferrari F355 in a drag race (as was portrayed in the movie). This car comes with the Supra’s non-turbo 2JZ-GE 3.0-liter inline-six as well as a pair of disconnected nitrous tanks and a “heavy-duty” suspension.

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Toyota Supra Stunt Car from The Fast and The Furious Heads to the Mecum Auction Block

Toyota Supra Stunt Car from The Fast and The Furious Heads to the Mecum Auction Block

It’s hard to believe that The Fast and The Furious franchise is now 14 years old, but even after seven installments, some of the most iconic racing in this franchise still comes from Brian O’Conner’s bright orange Toyota Supra. For the ultimate Fast and Furious fan, Mecum Auctions is listing one of the Supra stunt cars used in that movie, and it goes up for auction on May 16th at Mecum’s 28th Original Spring Classic 2015 in Indianapolis.

Although the Supra hero car is from the 1995 model year, this matching stunt car is listed as a 1993 model. The exterior is an exact match for the car driven by Paul Walker’s character in the movie, but the stunt car’s interior is built for safety with a full roll cage, racing bucket seats, etc.

According the auction listing, this stunt car was built for the movie’s use by Eddie Paul at The Shark Shop in El Segundo, California, and it was used in key scenes, including the final race scene where Brian O’Conner drag races Dominic Toretto in his 1970 Dodge Charger. And if this car’s movie pedigree wasn’t enough, it was also a first-place class winner at the Detroit Autorama earlier this year.

There’s no telling how much it is going to cost someone to add this Supra to his collection, but with the seventh installment of the Fast and Furious franchise in theaters right now, the price is sure to run quite high.

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Toyota's New Sports Car Might Not Go Hybrid

Toyota’s New Sports Car Might Not Go Hybrid

In a collaborative project codenamed “Silk Road,” Toyota and BMW are teaming up to build the next-generation Supra and Z4. Much like the Toyota/Subaru partnership that birthed the FR-S and BRZ, this new effort will see contributions from both automakers, with the Germans responsible for the turbocharged inline-six cylinder engine and rear-drive chassis, and the Japanese penning the exterior body and throwing in a boatload of money.

Originally, rumors spread that the new Supra would bear a BMW-sourced 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder blessed with electrification thanks to Toyota’s extensive experience with hybrids. Output was placed somewhere north of 400 horsepower.

Now, however, CarAndDriver is shooting down that possibility, saying that while Toyota will let Bimmer in on some of its cheap hybrid technology, “there’s currently no indication that the Silk Road cars will offer hybrid options.”

Instead, the publication is reporting that BMW will develop a four-banger for the Z4, while Toyota will stick to the larger boosted straight six. It also says that leaks from Germany hint that the new Supra will be released in just two years time as a 2018 model, with the platform offering enough flexibility for additional BMW variants and even possibly a Lexus model.

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