A 2019 Toyota Supra Prototype Crashed On The ‘Ring, Everyone But The Car Is OK

A prototype version of the highly-anticipated (and soon-to-be unveiled) Toyota Supra coupe was involved in a crash that happened on the Nurburgring during testing late Tuesday afternoon. Our spies were there to capture the aftermath and tell us the back story that led to the accident.

“The Toyota Supra crashed in the Döttinger Höhe section which is a very long straight where cars are driving at high speed,” our man on the ground told us.

“For unexplained reasons, the car crashed into the right guardrail and come to rest on the left part of the track. Nobody was injured and the driver is fine and nothing has happened to him. Only the prototype was heavily damaged on the right side at the front and the rear wheel arch and had to be towed away in a truck. The suspension of the rear wheel is also broken.”

Like they say, accidents do happen and, over the years, we’ve seen a multitude of prototypes and test mules crash, with some incidents being more serious (and deadly) than others, including these:

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Give me a refresher on the new Supra

The re-born Supra has been developed in technical partnership with BMW, which has already revealed their version in the form of the new generation Z4 roadster. The two cars share the same chassis, with the venerable Japanese nameplate promising to be the more dynamic of the two.

While Toyota has yet to provide specific details, recently leaked information claims that it will weigh under 1,500kg (3,306 lbs), which makes it around 250kg (550 pounds) heavier than the Toyota 86 / GT86, but about 15kg (33 lbs) lighter than the fourth-gen Supra from the mid-1990s.

Planned as a halo model to bring more emotional appeal to the brand, the new Supra will offer two turbocharged engines sourced from BMW: the 2.0-liter B48B20 four-cylinder producing a little over 260hp, and the 3.0-liter B58B30 unit with 335hp. 

The all-new Supra, codenamed A90, wll be revealed later this year and go on sale in the first half of 2019.

 

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  • Bash

    I don’t care about the car anymore, until further notice. lol

  • Six_Tymes

    “DOH!”

  • Carmelo Van Cabboi

    1500Kg for such a “small” car are not peanut

  • The car got tired of the camo and was simply shedding against the barriers

  • performante

    I wish Toyota would reveal the thing already. This is tiresome. The car feels old already.

  • Bo Hanan

    I see BMW Z-Coupe in these photos. And I think the differences between this new Supra and the new Z4, is the same difference between the “M” versions and regular versions of all BMW cars. Their not fooling anybody.

  • dumblikeyou2

    Oh please, people. This generation Mustang had the longest most over-hyped and drawn-out reveal in modern history. The Supra’s is nothing in comparison.

    • rodriguez256

      I disagree

    • LJ

      It did? I don’t remember it being that long at all.

  • Liam Paul

    hum was it the car mat, toyota’s are not good cars, its all hype.

  • no25

    great do we have to wait even longer to see this disappointment?

  • FoxJ30

    Engine and chassis are from BMW, is Toyota just doing styling, spring rates, and the interior? This is less Toyota than that FIAT convertible is Italian… at least they put a FIAT engine in a Miata.

  • Rani

    Queue the ‘OMG tired of hearing of this car’ comments.

  • Well I’m glad that driver is alright.

  • ksegg

    YES! Another “Supra REVEALED!” article.

    Please, PLEASE keep these coming for the next 10 or so years. I need this to just keep going.

    I want desperately to read “2020 SUPRA REVEALED at 2030 PEBBLE BEACH!” with pics of this exact car still camo’d.

  • fgclolz

    They should crash it again so it’ll look better.

  • SpongeBob99Swell

    …well… I’m waiting…. -_-

  • ErnieB

    I think they are just too ashamed to show it now.

  • TheToadPrince..~~ToadSquad

    rookie

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