As expected, Toyota brought a lightly camouflaged version of the hotly anticipated Supra to the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
The new Supra – codenamed A90 – will be driven by chief engineer Tetsuya Tada and test driver Herwig Daenens during the annual motoring event.
Toyota has been very cautious not to reveal any details about the car, only saying that it will feature a six-cylinder engine like its predecessor. However, the company aims to offer Porsche 911 levels of performance at a significantly lower price point.
As we have already known for quite some time, the Supra will share its underpinnings with the 2019 BMW Z4. Despite this, previous reports have suggested the two cars will have an entirely different character on the road.
The underpinnings won’t be the only thing shared between the two models as the Supra’s engine is expected to be sourced from BMW. As a result, we can expect a 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder with around 335 hp (250 kW / 340 PS) and 332 lb-ft (450 Nm) of torque – at least according to a rumored leak earlier this year. The same report said the Supra will tip the scales at 1,496 kg (3298 lbs) and be able to accelerate from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 3.8 seconds.
While Toyota is keeping details under wraps, spy photographers managed to get a better look at the car’s interior later today. The dashboard is heavily disguised, but the BMW connection is clearly evident as the prototype features a familiar steering wheel with a Toyota logo hidden beneath some black camouflage. Another tell-tale clue is the iDrive controller that is located next to a BMW-style shifter.
Besides the BMW components, the Supra has a wide infotainment system which is mounted at the top of the center stack. The images also reveal the model will have contrast stitching on the dashboard and slender air vents with bright silver trim.
It remains unclear if the BMW-sourced equipment will carryover to production, but it wouldn’t be the first time a joint sports car shared a virtually identical interior. Both the Mazda MX-5 Miata and Fiat 124 Spider have unique exterior styling, but the cabin is shared between them with only minor differences.
Toyota has confirmed that the new Supra will debut in the second half of 2019, so expect to hear more from them in the months to come.