2019 Toyota Supra Tackles Goodwood As Interior Is Spied

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.

 

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Spy photo credits: CarPix for Carscoops / Additional reporting by Michael Gauthier

  • Mikestroh

    Looks slow. And if they are asking 60K+ for this…they have a rude awakening about to happen. But I will withhold my final thoughts until the official reveal with actual performance specs.

    • Mike anonymous

      I upvoted your comment a while ago, but I found myself back here on this article again and wanted to point out (after looking at the interior spy photos), that unless they’re just using that interior for vehicle testing (which seems unlikely), it is the same interior that will be on the Z4 (further showing that this is a “re-tuned” Z4 with a Toyota badge and Supra name).

      Aside form a few things such as the gear the steering wheel, selector, and the air-condition vents (the latter two being “re-covers” of what was on the Z4 to not seem too similar),.. both interiors are the same. The same screen (both infotainment and digital speedometer, just different frames around them), the same infotainment navigator buttons, same same exact climate controls, the same center console (based on the BMW buttons and layout shown & what we can see compared to what we’ve seen inside the next Z4 so far).

      Again, like you, I will reserve my full judgement until the car is officially and fully revealed.

      But if this is going to cost around $60,000, not being up to par with the interior of the Z4 even,.. I just feel bad. I really wanted SO much more than what we see here (and what we’ve seen so far), for this next Supra.

      But who knows,… maybe (and hopefully) Toyota will surprise us.

  • Mark Hawthorne

    I think Toyota think people actually care about this car. The long tease and endless speculation has been so amazingly detailed but this (and the car is succeeds, the original Supra), is so “Meh” to me I fail to understand the hype. This is seriously going to offer little that’s new – it’s just taken 15+ years to revive the name with something entirely like the generally unloved original. Of course it has its fans but it was hardly an MX5 style success story or they’d have kept it in production.

  • Miknik

    It sounds very nice, but I fear that actual Supra fans might expect more than 340hp nowadays (original Supras were more of a proper sports car power wise, this is more regular coupe territory), and pricing might be a bit ambitious too.

    • Mark Hawthorne

      “A BIT ambitious”? You’re being kind Miknik.

      • Miknik

        I didn’t want to sound too harsh before an official launch 😉

    • DMax

      Original Supra had 320hp in twin turbo guise. Nothing about Supra was sports car ever, it’s just a GT car made famous by Fast and Furious fan boys and it’s very potent engine. It was way overpriced too.

      • Miknik

        Back in teh early 90ies, a Porsche 911 had – unless you chose the Turbo, which would qualify as a super car then – 270hp, so considerably less than a Supra. A Nissan GT-R then had 280, again less, and even a Ferrari 355 made “only” 380; So 320 hp back then, even if the Supra was indeed more of a GT car – was in a whole different ball park than 340 is today;

        The part I do agree on is that nowadays it is way more glorified thanks to FF fanboys than it was glorious when new;

  • Christophe Jergales

    I think the car will weigh more than 2,204lbs. Nice typo.

  • LJ

    My God, keep the camo on.

  • ErnieB

    This car is a huge disappointment.. looks and sounds nothing like a $60k+ sports car!

    • Brent Morrison

      It’s an overpriced underpowered Toyota with a reliability of a BMW

    • Mikestroh

      Agree 10000%

  • Dude

    I already don’t want this car.

  • Mr. EP9

    Still wasting time and still hasn’t unveiled the car. Keep doing you Toyota. There’s far more interesting cars at the FOS than this thing. Just go away.

  • ctk4949

    Q50S is not the demo for this car, more like Porsche Cayman.

  • Shtekeris

    Oh my, how much can you tease one car

  • Dude

    I see your point.

  • Vegas_Sirk

    At $60K why buy this when there are better options like the GT350?

    • Shane

      It’s funny that you can get that car for the same price and also the other available options that would smack this thing around like the Camaro SS for half the price and still get a manual.

  • nastinupe

    I believe that Toyota is ashamed and embarrassed of this car, which is why they refuse to remove the camo.

  • Shane

    The Toyota DOA.

  • gregory cassanova

    I can see this thing depreciating fantastically – will make a good used buy after a few years methinks

  • eb110americana

    I still say it will have closer to 400 hp, and it will weigh more like 3,000 lbs. For goodness sake, 2,200 lbs. is less than an MX-5 Miata! And this has a turbo inline-6. I also do not see why Toyota would feature exactly the same power output as BMW’s current 3.0L inline-6, when the Z4 and Supra are supposed to be “unique” in their tuning.

    • Adam Coats

      The writer of the article did the conversion wrong from kilograms to pounds. Need to multiply by 2.2. So it will weigh around 3291 lbs.

  • Dude

    Price is still TBD people …

  • Honda NSX-R

    Looks good to me, I’m hoping the performance matches with its looks.

  • Still cant believe Toyota is actually doing a Sportscar..

    • Mike anonymous

      Exactly, I (along with long time Supra fans, owners, etc…) we’re expecting a real GT vehicle, not a small simple sports car.

  • Bananarama

    This is making the NSX reveal look quick… How can they keep parading this thing around without showing the real deal?
    “second half of 2019″… are you serious? It’s over a YEAR away still???

  • Mr. Crankypants

    The actual reveal -if it ever comes, will be met with collective yawns.
    Camo can’t hide this lumpy, boring mess.

  • enthusia

    They should have never teamed up with BMW for this. It seems like Toyota is getting the short end of the stick, and for this to be the return of the legendary Supra nameplate makes it even worse. If anything this should have been the GT86’s successor, and they should have used the LC500’s underpinnings for the Supra.
    Im sure it will be a decent car, but i doubt it will live up to the Supra name.

    • eb110americana

      I’m kinda with you on the BMW mashup not being optimal, but the LC500 weighs 4,300 lbs. I don’t think it would make a good basis for the Supra. Maybe a dedicated RWD platform shared with the second gen GT86/BRZ twins would make more sense.

    • Scooter

      That’s because Toyota forgot how to build an exciting car. The carp mouthed Lexus is about as thrilling as it gets from Japan these days.

  • MarketAndChurch

    The interior looks like the BMW that it’s based on.

  • Matt

    The high price does make more sense if it indeed does 0-100kph in 3.8 s with only 335hp/tq weighing 3300lbs wet while being rwd. (very puzzling its low hp for its quickness) A big assumption being the rest of its performance is in line with other sports cars around 3.8 to 100kph and 3300lbs like the m2, ttrs, 911 gts, corvette, and lotus evora.

  • Bo Hanan

    And minus 2 seats might work against it too.

  • Puddingpopper

    yay a screen

  • ErnieB

    It’ll be a nice looking car at $35k. At anything over $45k it just looks ugly..lmao

    • Bo Hanan

      Nissan need only update the 370Z (someone say “ZX or TT”) and that would put a hurt on this car. Especially with the Supra’s intro price and no manual trans.

  • Matt

    The x4 40i is 1000lbs heavier. Q50redsport is 700lbs heavier. Both slower by 1/4 or 1.2 seconds from 0-100kph.

  • MarketAndChurch

    This would have been a great car at 30k, with a different name – even with the ugly design. You can sell a Supra for 100k, or even 200k or more if it’s the right kind of sports car. But you can’t sell this as a 60k supra.

  • Brent Morrison

    lol it’s an Automatic. There goes the enthusiasts…

  • Big Black Duck

    steering wheel looks like garbage

  • SpongeBob99Swell

    Unveil the damn thing already for crying out loud…

  • Griffin

    Why are people calling this car ugly??? it looks pretty good for a toyota imo… It will for sure start around $45,000 not $60,000. It’s basically a BMW 2 series, but better looking and louder!!! 🙂

  • Those rims are fuego!!!

  • Mike anonymous

    You know what I just realized… the Lincoln MKZ has more HP than the Toyota Supra.

  • nattymbs320

    I thought that Toyota would at least design their own …interior but from the spy pics this is 90 % BMW…..

  • Leconte Dave

    The price will drop like rocks. Used market here i come lol

  • Mikestroh

    LOL….exactly!

  • Infinite1

    Can’t wait. I see lots of people complaining about the power output but the last four generation Supras weren’t built for sheer output, it was designed with the owner’s desire to tune their cars themselves in mind.

  • TheBelltower

    The exterior looks pudgy. Like an overfed 86.

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