Here’s an early present from a SupraMkV forums member who leaked the 2020 Toyota Supra.
We’re a month out from the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, but we already have our first look at one of its most important cars. Meet the 2020 Toyota Supra: no more teases, no more camouflage. A SupraMkV forums staff member posted this shot of the car in a trailer, totally revealing its front end to the world.
While Toyota has teased the production Supra over and over again, we’ve yet to see a photo of the actual street model, until now. Earlier this year, we saw Gazoo Racing’s Supra concept, then we saw it again at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. This model doesn’t appear drastically different than those we saw in March and July. For the most part, the new car has stayed true to the FT-1 concept we saw in Detroit nearly five years ago. The headlights are larger and the front end is less pronounced. Thanks to previous images, we also know the Supra’s rear end has also been toned down a bit from the FT-1. Nevertheless, the 2020 Toyota Supra is shaping up to be an aggressive, in your face sort of sports car.
What we know
Toyota co-developed this car with BMW, so we’re fairly certain of the power it’s going to put out as well. The new BMW Z4 offers two engines: a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four and a larger 3.0-liter straight-six. The smaller engine offers up 255 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque, while the larger unit manages 382 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. Both engines should offer similar amounts of power if and when they make it into the Supra. Like the Z4, the Supra should also use an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Pricing is still up in the air, as is just where you’d mount the license plate on that front end. We’re hoping Toyota goes for something a bit more tasteful than just sticking it onto the nose. Off-setting the license plate to one side, along with the double bubble roof and all the creases, lines and curves would make it look so much cooler, in our mind.
What do you think? Let us know in the comments below!
H/T to SupraMkV forums for the heads up and the photo!