Spied: 2019 Toyota Supra sheds camo
Toyota‘s upcoming Supra sports car has been spotted undergoing shakedown testing in Europe with a little less camouflage covering its production body. The revived Supra is expected to arrive in Toyota dealerships sometime in 2018.
Although the Supra’s vinyl wrap remains, it looks as though the latest prototype is now fitted with production-intent head and taillights. We can also see some of the Supra’s production bodywork taking shape.
Up front we can see new headlights and air inlets that were previously concealed. It looks as though the Supra will adopt the pronounced nose from the FT-1 concept, which itself was a nod to Formula 1 car design.
In profile it’s clear that the Supra will feature a long hood with a sloping roofline reminiscent of the previous BMW Z4 coupe. That shouldn’t come as a huge surprise as Toyota is jointly developing the Supra’s platform with BMW; the German automaker will use it as the basis for its Z5 sports car.
The rear of the Supra features a pronounced ducktail spoiler and an overall look that isn’t that far removed from the Lexus RC. A pair of dual exhaust outlets are visible in the car’s lower bumper area.
It remains unknown just what powertrain will power the Supra. It’s possible that the Supra could use a turbocharged inline-six from BMW. We’ve also heard rumors of a hybrid setup that would pair a turbocharged four-cylinder gas engine with an electric motor at each axle. Whatever the case, expect the Supra to be quick.
Toyota is expected to formally unveil the Supra sometime next year. Production will begin in 2018.