Toyota will soon wrap up the cold-weather testing phase of the 2019 Supra and head somewhere warmer to continue with the development of its new halo model.
Until then, these spy shots show the new sports car wearing the latest camouflage stage on its body, giving us the most revealing look at it since Toyota showed off the GR Supra Racing Concept in Geneva.
Compared with our last scoop, this Toyota Supra test car is also cleaner, revealing in more detail the design of its rear end. This includes the integrated rear wing and the shape of the bumper which incorporates a small diffuser between the two exhaust pipes.
There isn’t much left to hide anyway, as the concept did a great job at previewing the key design features of the production car, including the shape of the headlights and taillights.
Based on the same architecture with the 2019 BMW Z4, the new Supra is believed to be powered by a turbocharged 3.0-liter straight-six engine, possibly an iteration of B58 unit found in an array of BMW models these days, but more versions with different powertrains will follow. The 3.0-liter version should produce around 340 horsepower, while a manual option is currently either off the table or a slight possibility, depending which report you choose to believe in.
Despite sharing a lot of common parts with the Z4, the new Supra will be quite a different car from its Bavarian cousin according to the company’s chief engineer. Toyota wants the Supra to be a pure sports car and will employ a different engine calibration and chassis setup from the production version of the Z4, which sounds like the obvious thing to do.
The 2019 Toyota Supra will be produced at Magna Steyr’s factory in Austria, alongside the BMW Z4. The new Japanese sports car is expected to enter production in the first half of 2019.
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