2019 Toyota Supra Shows Its Snow Sliding Abilities

Toyota’s engineers took the latest Supra out for some cold weather testing in Northern Europe, and it resulted in some tail-happy moments.

The footage also lets us hear its exhaust note, which could be coming from one of the two engines that will reportedly power it: a 2.0-liter four-cylinder, and a 3.6-liter V6, both with turbocharging.

Sources also indicate towards an introduction of a range-topping hybrid version of the all-new Supra, possibly developed with the help of Toyota’s Gazoo’s racing arm.

We should find out more about the 2019 Supra later this year, as the company is apparently planning the introduction of a concept car at the 2017 Tokyo Auto Show, in October, which will serve as a preview for the production variant.

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  • annon

    a bit pre-mature to be stated as the 2019 Supra IMO?

    • Mind Synthetic

      dont think so, this is right on track for 19 model year, especially since the mules are this far along.

      • annon

        uumm not too sure mate, can’t believe that the “Supra successor” would come off the production line in Graz, Austria?…Z5 maybe, but not the “new Supra”

        • Mind Synthetic

          BMW and yota are collaborating, what’s there not to be sure about. Just don’t have high hopes for it to be a looker.

          • annon

            collaboration btwn BMW & Toyota is only for engines…and that for the moment only for diesel technology, which I honestly doubt the “new Supra” will have, hence too early to state this as the “2019 Supra” and again…Magna Steyr to build a successor of an iconic Japanese car is ridiculous, am working for Toyota for almost 15 years & “new Supra” has never officially been announced/discussed at all…not that I’d hope this all not to come true cause this is a car Toyota needs & I for one want to see this as a reallity 🙂 so let’s hope this test mule is close, if not the ” real deal” 🙂

          • Mind Synthetic

            hah, i work for one of the auto companies, and i can say with confidence that i dont know half the time what performance division is working on. always has been that way where i am at at least. but hey since you work there, ill trust your judgement more than my silly desire. doubt this mule is a hachi roku though. unless they are going for celica in rwd like they did back in the day. in any case its a rwd and im touching myself

          • annon

            as said, hope this test mule is close to the “real deal”, think the Supra needs to be re-instated in the Toyota line-up, similar to the GTR with Nissan or the NSX with Acura…hell even the Celica would do it for me :-)…and yes totally agree, this aint no hachi roku 🙂

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Fuck the Four Cylinder! This is a Supra, not an 86!

    And Toyota, you are taking TOO LONG! The first concept debuted THREE YEARS AGO!!!

    This better be good.

    • annon

      it took Nissan 5 years to relaunch the GTR with their 1st concept already “aired” in 2001, so WTF are you trying to say here???

      • Carmaker1

        Not quite. The GT-R concept shown in October 2001, preceded any actual development programme for the R35. That concept was dreamed up as early as late 2000, as plans had already been made to discontinue the R34 in 2002. Shockingly, Ghosn barely gave the green-light in late 2003 and work didn’t really begin until January 2004. Nissan took 6 years, spending roughly 3 1/2 years on actual development.
        Both the BMW-Toyota collaboration and development programme began in 2012. Full-scale development began when the design for the new car was approved circa September 2014 and prototype building began after the spring 2015 design freeze.
        I had said to expect this car at Tokyo and leaked out that the Z will be redesigned around August 2018. Seems that fell on deaf ears…

  • thunder bolt

    I forgot who developed the engine, was it BMW or Toyota ?

  • txsupra11
  • txsupra11

    Photochop of the FT-1 with the prototype’s proportion and a few tone down styling cues. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d1045ce543849459bfd9f5a3ce83f7738cecf77e29b150dd69456d5510c4ad68.png

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