Toyota’s New Gazoo Supra Reportedly Debuting In Geneva

Toyota have apparently decided to pull the covers off the all-new Supra at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, which starts on March 6 for the press days.

The sports car won’t be sold with Toyota badges, though, as it will be Gazoo branded, AutoExpress reports, citing the man in charge of the sub-brand, Shigeki Tomoyama, who made it clear that “the Supra will be Gazoo”.

It appears that the new Gazoo Supra will arrive in four states of tune, with various power levels, suspension tunes, and equipment. The base model will be known simply as Supra, the mid-range versions will add the GR and GR Sport monikers, respectively, while the range-topper will be baptized as Supra GRMN.

Unlike its brother from another father, the new BMW Z4, which will be sold solely as a convertible, the new Supra will arrive as a fixed-roof coupe, and it needs to appeal to fans of the classic car, according to Tomoyama, who may have hinted one of its rumored powertrains, by saying:

“The new car has to appeal to the existing owners first. The old car had a straight-six engine, twin-turbos, and rear-wheel drive; the new car must have the same philosophy.”

Tomoyama probably refers to the six-cylinder unit that’s believed to develop 335 horses, likely aimed at the United States, among other markets, which is said to be joined by a four-cylinder mill with around 250 horses.

Despite its rumored Geneva Show debut, the Gazoo Supra might not arrive in showrooms until the second half of next year, presumably close to the launch date of the new BMW Z4.

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  • LWOAP

    Gazoo Supra
    Gazoo Supra GR
    Gazoo Supra GR Sport
    Gazoo Supra GRMN

    I don’t think I like the sound of that. Oh, well, that’s probably what’s going to happen.

    • Bo Hanan

      When this car finally arrives I’d like to know what took it so dam long. Even BMW offered a prototype of the Z4 (that will look nothing like the real car) a few months ago.

      • comment_bot.exe

        You do realise they released the FT-1 concept in 2014 at Detroit, right…? This is the production form of that concept.

        • Bo Hanan

          Not even. They don’t even share a silhouette. And the spy shots of the last 5 years prove that.

          • comment_bot.exe

            You think? That concept was created before the package was developed. Look at the Lexus LF-LC concept vs. LC500 for example. The LF-LC was created as a concept and had to be altered for production. Although it is widely praised as being extremely close to the concept, the LC500 doesn’t “share a silhouette” with the concept either.

    • Bill Nguyen

      GAZOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

    • PhilMcGraw

      Actually, I believe it will use the name “Gazoo Racing” instead of just “Gazoo”, so technically it should be:

      Gazoo Racing Supra

      • LWOAP

        That’s even more of a mouthful.

  • mccarluvr123

    About as dumb as not making the Polestar 1 a Volvo.

    • LWOAP

      But they already have the S90. The Polestar 1 was just a coupe version and Volvo didn’t seem to eager to put it into production.

      • The reason is actually they can’t justify the price with Volvo badges, therefore Polestar name is chosen.

  • SteersUright

    Not shaping up well but im still optimistic because any supra is better than no supra. That said, why on earth would a company known for legendary reliability team up with a company known for abysmal reliability? All they seem to have gained is an underpowered and older engine. Base Camaro’s put out similar power without all of BMW’s complicated turbo-trickery, this thing should’ve hit the market with at least 400hp. Also, the overall shape is looking rather sad when it should have been amazing. Lastly, why not just use the phenomenal V8 from Lexus LC, GSF, etc? Sure its a tad heavier Im guessing, but it delivers supercar thrills with its 470hp and hair-raising engine sound. Surely, its also much, much more reliable than the BMW unit as well. That excellent V8 has been in desperate need of a proper, light chassis since it was first debuted in the ISF. My 2 cents…

  • Alter Ego

    Those are BMW M wheels right?

    • lagunas3ca

      Sure looks like it.

  • TB

    YAAAAAAAAWWWWWWNNNNNNNNNNN……….ZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…………….

    • Eythan Aldrich

      useless reactions…………needs to take the bullet train out of here……NOW!!!

  • Dennis James

    What a stupid name !

  • Christian

    nice car

    • LeStori

      Lousy name

      • Christian

        Why you so racist?

  • lagunas3ca

    I’ll be impressed if they keep the retractable active spoiler, but pairing it with anything less than a 6-cylinder is absolute sacrilege. My god, look at that engineering…
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/275a73dab3d079d21a16d8c57f64da16aace74c6d77a7219922898a44f9bbabd.jpg

  • Honda NSX-R

    Wait, Toyota actually confirmed that the car will launch at Geneva, or is this some other rumor? There were rumors that the Supra would debut at the Tokyo Motor Show but nothing Supra related happened there…

    • CS team failed again, Auto Express cited “unnamed insider sources” I don’t buy it at all.

      • Honda NSX-R

        I’m skeptical too.

  • no25

    gaWhyThough? smh

  • Shane

    Would be a sad day in motoring history if it only 345.

    • Why? Horsepower aren’t everything.

      • Shane

        2JZ was that capable 25 years ago.

        • It’s not about how capable the powertrain are, it’s about how the new Supra is positioned.

          This isn’t in the same territory as GT-R or NSX, they are targeting personal coupe buyer such as RS5, M4 and so on.

  • LeStori

    Gazoo. When you have run out of names and turn to the ridiculous.
    “What car to you own?”
    “Gazoo”
    “Gusunheit”

    • The best bit is “GRMN”: Gazoo Racing Meisters of the Nurburgring.

  • RDS Alphard

    “Today, “GAZOO” refers to the word “Garage”, a very intimate place where people work together to improve the
    smallest details, with the aim of delivering ever-better cars and services for each customer, in each garage.”

    “But the origin of the name goes back nearly twenty years to the creation of GAZOO.com, a website gathering
    images of the vehicles on stock at each of the dealerships. Its name, “GAZOO”, was derived from the Japanese
    word “gazo” which means image or photo.”

    These are quotes directly from Toyota’s Press, here,
    newsroom.toyota.eu/download/274598/4tgrinfo.pdf

  • john1168

    I’m concerned they’re gonna screw this up. In these pictures, I just realized how small the car might be too. At least it looks small. I guess we’ll see at Geneva…

  • ediotsavant

    The manager is an idiot. He doesn’t want Toyota badges but wants a Gazoo one. Doesn’t this guy know what is a Gazoo? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b551913165f1166fd2335a86cb32ba04e1ea31c8e15a0f24118a1f06728fdca1.jpg

    • KidRed

      The first Supra needs to be green. hahaha

  • dude

    BMW engine -> nope. If I wanted to buy unreliable car with unreliable engine, I would buy BMW without Toyota branding. I mean come on. Toyota has developed 10 gear automatic and 415HP 3.5tt. Why use BMW crap?

  • dude

    Yeah, sure will buy 335HP supra small coupe for the price of 405HP saloon Infiniti.. Sure… or 250HP supra with the power of a VW passat TDI. keep dreaming…

  • It’s really hard for me to buy it, the AE article only cited “insider source”. That’s hardly beliveable.

    Beside, why Toyota dropped TRD and choose Gazoo instead. I totally lost on this one.

  • Benjamin B.

    I’m not sure about the name… why not Toyota?

  • KidRed