New Toyota Supra to offer a turbo six and will be tauter than an LFA and shorter wheelbase than an 86
The Toyota Supra made its dynamic debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, where the early awaited sportster blasted its way up the hill.
Toyota execs also used Goodwood as an opportunity to reveal some crucial technical details on the new performance coupe. It’ll be more rigid than the revered Lexus LFA supercar, it’s BMW Z4-derived wheelbase will be shorter than the wheelbase that underpins 86, at around 2.57 metres. Weight is expected to be around the 1500kg mark, depending on the model.
Now, for power. The new Toyota Supra will be powered by a 3.0 litre turbo inline six-cylinder engine that should produce around 260kW and a healthy 500Nm of torque. A turbo four and a hybrid drivetrain may be available later in the Supra’s life cycle.
Power will be sent to the rear wheels via a conventional eight-speed automatic, also shared with BMW. Handling should be tidy too, with Toyota trying to keep the Supra’s weight distribution as close to 50:50 as possible and the car will also be built off the BMW Z4’s carbon fibre tub.
The Supra’s interior will adopt a smattering of BMW switchgear and iDrive controller, which could also mean that the Supra will get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Sales for the new Toyota Supra will commence sometime in 2019, with cars being sourced from the Magna Steyr production facility in Austria, where it’ll be made alongside its BMW cousin.
No word only local pricing, but sources suggest it’ll be somewhere between $60,000 to $190,000.