Will the new Toyota Supra be the sports car we all want it to be? Well, based on unconfirmed specifications, it could be a little less than what we’d hoped for.
Published on the SupraMKV forums, this information allegedly comes from a reliable source. They proclaim that the 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six cylinder engine will produce 335 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque, figures which have been speculated on in the past.
Of more interest is an alleged starting price of roughly $63,500 in the United States. If true, that MSRP would put the Supra almost perfectly in the middle of the entry-level Porsche 718 Cayman that starts at $56,900 and the more powerful 718 Cayman S which is available from $69,300. Positioning the new Supra against the Cayman is a brave move by Toyota and is perhaps a sign of just how confident the Japanese carmaker is in its new flagship.
Will the new Supra be worth the price?
Elsewhere, these latest specifications indicate that the Supra will wear 19-inch two-tone five-spoke wheels, feature a digital gauge cluster, adopt BMW’s iDrive infotainment system with a new skin, and have a BMW steering wheel. Additionally, the cabin is said to be of Lexus quality and also includes a heads-up display.
Final details suggest lane keeping assist will be featured alongside a pre-collision warning system and parking assistant. The exterior design is also said to be very similar to what renderings have previewed.
If the aforementioned power specifications are true, it means the Supra’s brother from another mother, the BMW Z4, will offer greater performance. In fact, the car has already been confirmed to use a twin-turbo 3.0-liter six-cylinder in M40i guise with 380 hp.
The new Supra may celebrate its global premiere at the Paris Auto Show alongside the Z4.