Not that we didn’t have a good idea what it looked like already.
Once again, like the 2020 Toyota Supra just can’t wait to reveal itself to the world at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show. Today, a new photo of Toyota’s much vaunted sports car surfaces on SupraMkV forums. One post in the thread pretty well sums up the Supra’s current state: “Would it even be considered a reveal at this point?”
Now, Toyota pretty much showed off what the production 2020 Toyota Supra would look like at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. The A90 generation, the fifth in a long line of Supra sports cars, picks up the reins from the legendary A80, which bowed out (in Japan) in 2002. We haven’t seen a Supra on our shores for two decades now. It’s high time one returns, and we have a pretty good idea what Toyota has hiding under this sheet.
In fact, the 2020 Toyota Supra carries many design cues from the FT-1 concept pictured below through to production.
Exact power output is still a question mark
Under the skin, this Supra and the new BMW Z4 will share similar, if not identical, powertrains. BMW and Toyota co-developed the cars, so it makes sense for the 2020 Toyota Supra to house a 3.0-liter turbocharged straight-six, as the Z4 does. Whether it will put out as much power as the BMW Z4 M40i is another matter. In the Z4, that straight-six puts out 382 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. As it should be in a sports car, power is sent to the rear wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission.
As far as price is concerned, the 2020 Toyota Supra will likely be much cheaper than the BMW Z4. As with the Z4, there should be a four-cylinder turbo version as well. At least, that’s if a months-old report from Road & Track actually comes to fruition. Again, it makes sense given BMW and Toyota’s tie-up on developing these two cars.
Officially, we’ll know more in about three weeks at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show. For now, enjoy its integrated spoiler, single taillight and exhaust pipe, and the striking yellow paint. If yellow doesn’t strike your fancy, we’ve also seen another production model (above) in silver.
At this point, any further exposure of the new car may do Toyota more good than harm. Since we’re so close to the reveal anyway, consider this an early present. Stay tuned to TFLcar.com for more updates, and Happy Holidays from the TFL staff!
H/T to SupraMkV forums for the photo, as always!