New Toyota Supra Teased In Production Form, Will Run Up Goodwood Hill

Just a few days ago, Toyota hinted that it’d showcase a prototype for the new Supra at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Now with the event set to open in just a few more days, it’s confirmed the show car’s presence, and dropped another photo and additional details in the process.

Shown in the image above alongside the previous concept, the latest prototype is heavily camouflaged in a red, white, black, and grey camouflage wrap to disguise its form. But the overall shape can still be seen, and it looks slick.

And it won’t be sitting still on the Earl of March’s front lawn, either: it’ll be making the run up the hill, marking its dynamic debut. Inside the cockpit for the debut run will be the Supra’s chief engineer Testuya Tada and test driver Herwig Daenens, a Dutch racer with considerable ties to the Japanese automaker’s European motorsports program.

The manufacturer confirms that the new Supra will stay true to its heritage with a straight six mounted up front, driving the rear wheels. It’s slated to reach showrooms in the first half of next year.

Alongside the prototype, Toyota will showcase the previous GR Supra Racing Concept shown in Geneva this past March, together with the Yaris GRMN, the multiple rally-winning Yaris WRC, and the Le Mans-winning TS050 Hybrid LMP1 racer. All of which adds up to what should be a rather stellar display from the Japanese manufacturer as it ramps its performance and racing activities back up to their former glory.

  • Dennis James

    I read it will be a beast.with up to 10hp more than the FT86…

    • Mike anonymous

      The FT86 and the Supra really shouldn’t be mentioned/compared in the same breath or sentence,.. but they are. Toyota really had a chance to do to the Supra what Nissan did with the GT-R and at least give us a real Supra and a real GT.

      BMW’s 8 Series is a class above the 6 Series, and although they’re two completely different vehicles, We all know the 8 is really just a replacement for the 6 Series.
      The same can be said for Toyota and the FT86, it seems like they are going to put the Supra on a pedi stool, but really it would do nothing more than “replace” the FT86 in Toyota’s line up, which I really truly wish, was not the case.

      • Jay

        A real Supra? The real Supra wasn’t even a performance car. Tuners made the Supra you’re referring to.

        • Mike anonymous

          Well yes, exactly, a real GT (GT as in; Gran Touring or Gran Turismo, (what the original Supra was)).

          Although You’re right, I was actually referring to the Toyota FT-1 Concept. (Which was longer, wider, and was (what I’m calling) a real “true GT” vehicle). The people who designed & engineered it, did so with “relative” functionality, hoping it would become the next Supra.

          Instead, The Supra we’re getting feels more like a re-bodied BMW Z4, with and FT-1 Concept inspired styling. (I was also referring to the GT-R based on it as an entire vehicle, not just the performance aspect of it). It seems as though this next Supra (from what we’ve seen and know) is going to be something of a “small sports car”, rather than the full GT many of us were expecting.
          I will reserve my full judgement of the vehicle until after it (finally) comes out.

          So you were right, but hopefully eh clears up the confusion of what I meant 👍.

        • D3X

          The R34 GT-R was about the same too in terms of power and handling, but that was more than 20 Years ago! It was a performance car back in the day when considering even Porsche 964 Turbo was about 350 PS.

          Japan also has the legal power limit (still do!) that limited the power numbers of these vehicles at Stock. The turners weren’t actually doing a whole lot to unleash the power that was designed from start for the engines.

      • DMax

        Toyota is not replacing the GT86, I think they already hinted for 2nd gen.

        • Mike anonymous

          I really do hope so, I think it would be nice to see a second generation GT86.

      • Headache in a suitcase

        “Toyota really had a chance to do to the Supra what Nissan did with the GT-R”

        You mean make a car only the rich can afford?

        • Mike anonymous

          No, I actually don’t mean “make a car only the rich can afford”. What I mean is they had the chance to build a production version of the FT-1 Concept (which if you know about the concept was designed with “relative” real-world applications, and that the designers really wanted it to become the next Supra).

          When I say they had the chance to do what Nissan did with the GT-R, I was not specifically talking about price, and I wasn’t thinking “only” about money.

          What I mean, and am trying to say, is that Toyota had the chance to give us a “true GT” vehicle. Instead (and from what we know and have seen so far), We are getting a re-worked, upholstered, and re-bodied, BMW Z4.

          I am routing for this next generation Supra, but I’m am just not sure it can really live up to the 10+ years of expectations many of us had for it.

  • Knotmyrealname

    To me, the rear 3/4 view is it’s most flattering. I’m not digging it’s nose at all. Maybe in production form it’ll work out, but I doubt it.

    • Mike anonymous

      I think it would have looked a lot nicer if they used the nose from the FT-1 concept. it goes (and “flows”) much better with the original and intended styling of the vehicle.

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/abe01c21945becd1617922449a0d73194369f21f1cd9d452271c97e8884beea9.jpg

      From what I can tell (from the spy photographs of the upcoming Supra), is that the “hole” that is there is to likely for the radiator. The FT-1 Concept had a completely different/reworked proposed system for it. The FT-1 was completely Toyota (and would have been (if my knowledge is correct) it’s own platform), but I think the hole is there since the Supra and Z4 are essentially sharing the same “underworking” and a BMW platform.

  • lagunas3ca

    Looks incredibly cheap for what is estimated to sell at what, at least $60K+?

    • sidewaysspin

      It’s a Japanese car, they all look cheap but are great cars.

      • Bo Hanan

        Its a BMW dude.

  • Mr. EP9

    Would have been a great time for the car to make a public debut without the camo but no. Toyota wants to waste more time and keep dragging things out. .

  • Headache in a suitcase

    Would you look at that? It looks JUST like the NASCAR version…remarkable!

  • eb110americana

    I’m anticipating not-since-KISS-took-off-their-makeup levels of begging to put the camo back on as soon as it comes off. So yeah, take your time Toyota.

  • Honda NSX-R

    People were begging Toyota to bring back the Supra. Now that Toyota is trying to bring it back, everyone’s shitting on it 😛

    • Bo Hanan

      I’m sorry but BMW is bringing the Supra back. Don’t get it twisted babe.

      • Honda NSX-R

        Note that I said “trying”

        • Bo Hanan

          (Smile)

      • SteersUright

        And therein lies the true shame of this expensive new Toyota sports car. They have all the money, clout, and capability to have made the FT-1 true to form, but being the economically minded company (aka cheap) company that they are, they essentially purchased a BMW and re-engineered it (or rather simply applied a tune) for their purposes. More power to BMW, its quite the complement and respect for their engineering capabilities, despite being a fraction of the size of Toyota. This new Toyota Sports Car utilizes a BMW chassis, BMW engine, BMW switchgear and electronics. What exactly about this car is “Toyota” other than their motorsports division applying a more aggressive tune and their design team re-bodying this BMW?

        • Mike anonymous

          That’s what I’ve been saying. This vehicle is based on the Z4 (which if you’ve ever seen one in person, it quite tiny. I expect this next Z4 to be just as (relatively) small).

          I was expecting a larger, wider, vehicle that was true to the FT-1 concept We were originally promised would become the next supra (before Toyota made the deal with BMW to share the platform of the Z4 with/for the next Supra). A “True GT” (which GT stands for Gran Touring or Gran Turismo (not some super fast sports thing) most companies used the “GT” name for now a days.).

          I’m not saying all hope is lost, or that this next Supra will be bad. Not what I’m saying at all. My point is that they had the chance, after 10+ years of waiting, to make something better, something greater, than what they are planning on producing now.

          • SteersUright

            At the end of the day, I guess we really wanted a Toyota Supra and not a BMW Supra. Its ok to seek outside consulting, but for gawd’s sakes, keep the primary engineering and design of your most special cars in-house. There’s a reason why BMW, Audi, MB never let Subaru, Toyota, or Chevy engineer their cars, especially not their most special low-volume sports coupes.

    • Six_Tymes

      allow me to clarify, idiots are doing the shitting.

      • Honda NSX-R

        True, people just aren’t as grateful nowadays

  • Brent Morrison

    So it’s just an overpriced updated Nissan 370z

  • Six_Tymes

    I am really looking forward to its release.

    • SteersUright

      If Toyota can take a BMW and actually make it reliable, so am I!!

  • Infinite1

    Finally, been waiting since the FT-1 concept debut

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