The time has finally come for the new Toyota Supra to be revealed; the American arm of the Japanese carmaker confirmed with a press release that their new sports car will be revealed in full production form at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show on January 14.
Toyota has already paraded a camouflaged Supra prototype at a number of events this year, including the Goodwood Festival of Speed while another GT4-spec prototype took part in a VLN race at the Nurburgring. Earlier this year at the Geneva Motor Show, the carmaker showcased the GR Supra Racing Concept, confirming one of the worst kept secrets in the industry.
Production of the new Toyota Supra will start in the first half of 2019 at Magna Steyr’s manufacturing facility in Austria, alongside the BMW Z4. The two models share the same architecture and powertrain but Toyota officials have been keen to point out that the two cars were developed and tuned separately from each other.
Toyota North America also announced that the first production example of the new Supra will be an one-of-a-kind example that will be sold through auction, with all proceeds going to charity.
The new generation Supra will be powered by a 3.0-liter straight-six engine with twin-scroll turbos, producing around 340hp and offering a 0-62mph (100km/h) in less than five seconds. The chassis will be perfectly balanced, featuring a 50:50 weight distribution, as well as an active limited-slip differential and adaptive variable suspension.