2019 Toyota Supra Spied Up Close And Personal

It wouldn’t be an overstatement to say that the new-generation Toyota Supra is one of the most hyped sports cars in recent years and while we are still some time away from seeing it in the flesh, anticipations are high.

In recent months, we have seen numerous prototypes testing around the world and now a new set of spy shots have emerged that provide us with our closest view yet at the new Japanese sports car.

Currently being developed alongside the BMW Z5 Roadster, the new Supra will be visually inspired by the eye-catching FT-1 Concept but the presence of camouflage and body cladding makes it rather difficult to determine just how similar it will be.

In general, the overall shape is almost identical to the FT-1 and includes a large ducktail spoiler and an intriguing rear bumper with dual tailpipes. As pictured, the vehicle’s rear-end looks rather bloated but we’re hopeful the finished model will be slightly more taut.

As for powertrains, there is a possibility that both four- and six-cylinder engines from BMW will be offered to Supra customers. The range-topping model may receive a turbocharged V6 engine joined by an electric motor and delivering a total of 400 hp. A public debut in 2018 is anticipated.

Photo Credits: CarPix for CarScoops


  • Bash

    see, to start with, this is how you keep a legendary nameplate, you bring it back even better!, I see this and love everything I see, I just hope it delivers the same or even a better drive experience as the original supra.
    PS, I hate you Mitsubishi and your new eclipse!

  • Red_Light_Green_Light_123

    I hope that pig snout is fake to help disguise it. Man, I hope all the panels are fake.

    • Jay

      i think a lot of it is fake like the front and rear lights- no way would they do such cheesy 6 bulb LED rear lights out of balance. Its like they are aping the last gen supra just for giggles on the prototype.

    • Six_Tymes

      i was thinking the same

    • I’ve been analysing it and it almost seems as if they’ve merged both the Toyota and BMW noses together. You can almost see where the difference in designs will sit on the bumper – the pointy bit is Toyota and then the boomerang line that’s on the outside of it almost makes for perfect positioning of the Kidney Grill. And the more I look at the rest of the car, the more I see the combined design elements. I suppose it’s their way of keeping the designs undistinguishable until their premiere date.

      • Six Thousand Times

        A grill only for cooking kidneys?

  • ctk4949

    It looks like a smaller version of the previous Supra!! 🙂

    • Bo Hanan

      I see a larger Z4 coupe to go with the larger Z5 convertible, that will be called the new Toyota Supra. that is built by BMW.

  • pureworx

    what is with all the rumours of bmw engines.. it’ll be toyota engines.. they have a l4 turbo, and working on v6 turbo and they have hybrid tech they can apply.

    there has never been any mention of bmw engines by anyone officially linked to the project. why are bmw fans desperate to see a reliability issue in a supra?

    • KidRed

      “The Supra also will use a four-cylinder engine in the basic versions, but it won’t be sourced from BMW. Its higher-performance engine will be an all-new twin-turbo V-6, code-named 943F and allegedly making around 400 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque.”

      • pureworx

        i’m not sure what to take from your reply.. that author of this article is an idiotic bmw fan? or you read something in this article i can’t see?

        whats your source for the above info? either way it seems more accurate than the crap carscoops keeps peddling regarding the powertrain for the supra.

    • cargeniuass

      LATEPASS, It was confirmed a few years ago that they’d agreed to share platforms/engines…

      Meanwhile, Toyota hasn’t came out and said they’re going to make the supra 100% toyota, and to top it off the z5 and supra have been testing together.
      It’s going to be similar to the subaru/toyota joint venture for the fr-s.
      I’m actually kinda bummed about it too though, I’d prefer toyota engines to the bimmers high maintenence. It’s just cheaper for companies to go “halfsies” on producing new cars, less engineering and devlopment costs.

      • Six Thousand Times

        BMW doesn’t make V-6s and the GT86/BRZ is essentially the same car with a different front bumper. The Supra and Z5 will share a platform but have different body panels and engines. Think MX-5/124 Spider.

        • Сафиуллина-Мохамед Рамазанов

          The Supra engines from what I know so far will be the 2.0L 4 cylinder turbo found in Lexus IS/RC/GS/NX/RX
          And the 3.5 twin turbo in the new LS500

          • Six Thousand Times

            That sounds reasonable.

      • pureworx

        you link to an article that is 3 years old.. back then toyota was chasing diesel engines for eu requirements.. but since the whole VW scandal toyota appear to have abandoned diesel in eu for smaller turbo petrol engines.

        i dont think the engine sharing was in relation to the supra development.

    • Six Thousand Times

      BMW doesn’t do V-6s. Theirs is an inline six. I think you’re safe.

  • KidRed

    The shape just looks super weird to me. The hood is long and straight but then swooshes upwards right at the end near the grille. The rear window with the tapering side c-pillars resulting in a narrow trunk lip is not something I’m a fan off. This is just a BMW with Toyota sheetmetal version of the FRS. I’m sure the BMW version will look much nicer.

    • cargeniuass

      The BMW version you speak of is gonna be the z5 roadster

    • Jay

      I think a lot of the bumps are fake or not smoothed out yet. The ligths are definiately not real and you can see how many layers are on the front bumper to hide.

    • txsupra11

      There are faux panels to disguise the real design.

  • Blade t

    So its basically a BMW Z5 Supra….Same thing Toyota did with the Scion FRS with Subaru…Kinda lame

    • txsupra11

      Slightly different in the sense that the BMW and Toyota won’t share any sheet metal.

      • Blade t

        Buts its still a BMW

        • txsupra11

          We should wait for official info before jumping the gun. This could turn out the be like the new Miata and 124 Spider where both cars have the same underpin but each version have different drivetrains.

  • ErnieB

    I am dissapointed.. it’s a slightly thicker 86.. pass!

  • p00pman

    damn looks like they kept the softshell turtle snout

  • Galaxium

    That nose is ugly.

  • john1168

    Looks like a glorified 86 to me. Now I understand why Toyota never gave the 86 more power…

  • Mark S

    looks good to me, bit either the tires are to small or the wheel wells are to big.

  • getoffme

    Toyota finally gave the 86 more power. Let’s see what *they* say now to hate it.

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