First Spy Photos of the New Toyota Supra

The successor to the Toyota Supra and the BMW Z4 has been spotted testing. 

Jointly developed by Toyota and BMW, this sports car is likely to come with a BMW engine and chassis mated to some sort of Toyota hybrid system. The car seen in the photos is said to be the new BMW based on its soft-top roadster design, a departure from the previous car’s hardtop convertible roof.

The new Z4, which may be called the Z5, will offer a range of BMW engines along with a hybrid model and will be sized to compete with the Porsche Boxster and Mercedes-Benz SLC. It could also be a soft-top only car, a move that would help to further differentiate it from the Supra.

The Supra is said to offer a BMW inline six-cylinder engine mated to a hybrid system to make over 500 horsepower while a dual-clutch automatic might be the only transmission available. Toyota wants the Supra to compete with the Porsche 911 and the Mercedes-AMG GT. Styling for Toyota’s sports car will borrow heavily from the FT-1 Concept.

The new BMW Z4 is expected to show up in 2018 as a 2019 model while the Supra should show up by 2020.

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