2020 Toyota Supra Prematurely Revealed In Official Photos

The 2020 Toyota Supra is set to be unveiled at the North American International Auto Show next month, but it appears the company has accidentally spoiled the surprise.

According to a member of the SupraMKV forums, Toyota Germany sent these two images after they signed up to join the Supra waiting list. We attempted to replicate the scenario, but our confirmation e-mail only included two camouflaged pictures of the car.

With that caveat out of the way, let’s examine the photos. The front of Supra features three large air intakes and a set of slender LED headlights. We can also see a front splitter and canards which were revealed by an uncamouflaged model earlier this month.

Moving further back, we can see front fender vents and a rakish windscreen. The Supra also features a double bubble roof, aerodynamic side skirts and lightweight wheels that are backed up by a high-performance braking system.

Behind the muscular haunches is a sporty rear end which has a prominent spoiler and slender taillights. We can also see an aggressive rear bumper with an integrated diffuser and an F1-inspired central brake light. Other notable features include a dual exhaust system and rear canards.

While the latest batch of photos doesn’t show the interior, we have a pretty good idea of what to expect thanks to numerous leaks and spy photos. Drivers will sit behind a three-spoke steering wheel and find themselves facing a digital instrument cluster. Owners will also find slender air vents, a free-standing infotainment system and a number of metallic accents.

Toyota has been tight-lipped on technical specifications, but Supra chief engineer Tetsuya Tada has already confirmed the car will be powered by a BMW-sourced engine as inline-sixes are one “non-negotiable attribute” about the car. In the BMW Z4 M40i, the engine produces 382 hp (284 kW / 387 PS) and 369 lb-ft (500 Nm) of torque.  This enables the roadster to run from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in just 4.4 seconds.

We can also expect adaptive dampers and an electric limited slip rear differential. The model is also slated to have a 50/50 weight distribution and a body that is nearly as rigid as the Lexus LFA.

  • Matteo Tommasi

    Nothing new under the sun

  • Is this a joke? It looks awful!

    • Aiman Al Habib

      Agree

    • Mr. EP9

      Nah, that’s the real thing. Just as we’ve seen with other vehicles with low res images “leaked” before official release; it’s going to look like that.

    • Six_Tymes

      I agree, it is bad. being hopeful, maybe it’ll turn out to be one of those cars that looks better in person than in pictures. key word, maybe

  • PhilMcGraw

    I know that everyone is tired of the new Supra but I have to wonder how much of that is the fault of Toyota versus all of these journalists and leakers trying to get information out to the public before we were supposed to know?

    I think we live in a world where we don’t want to be surprised anymore. I just hope we won’t be thinking the same way about the Corvette when we will already know all there is about it by the time they finally announce it.

    • Jack Frost

      Dude, if you believe that this and previous photos of this car are leaked, then i have a palace called Buckingham to sell you ….with free and clear title. If Dave Chapelle can stop leaks at his comedy shows I’m quite sure a billion dollar company can bodyguard one little car. What needs to happen is a substitution of the word ‘leaked’ for the word ‘hype’ and things will become a bit clearer.

      • Matt

        It’s a lot easier to leak images of a new car than you think. Think of how many people get early access to the photos – the photographers (and digital touch-up) themselves, the ad agency, journalists, car magazines etc all under embargo until a certain date.

        I very much doubt Toyota would spend millions developing this car and then purposefully ensure that the first images anyone saw of it were crappy low-res scans.

  • MIL1234

    so will you stop teasing it ?
    please !

  • ErnieB

    Please put the Camo back!!!

  • LJ

    Leaked = purposefully releasing a low res image(s) to hold everyone over until the actual reveal.

  • ace_9

    Oh, wow, that’s amazing! It looks exactly as bad as everyone expected from the tenths of thousands camouflage photos! And to think that underneath is a rebadged Z4 with a slightly different ECU mapping. Simply fantastic, future classic indeed.

  • Charles Chin

    JB4 prolly developing a tune for it now.

    • Six_Tymes

      who is Jb4 prolly?

  • Shtekeris

    Cool.

  • Roland Fairwater

    Not a fantastic looking car in red, but it could be worse. I think it would look good in silver or black (it would defeat all the weird styling afterthoughts that seem to be tacked on).

    I’ll be interested to see if this car ever reaches cult status like its predecessors.

    • ErnieB

      Cult status? Highly doubt it. Cut status maybe— when they cut its price or stop building it..

  • Dude

    I think it looks pretty good tbh

    • txsupra11

      Same here, and not forget these are tiny low quality photos.

    • ErnieB

      Ok .. it’s not bad if it was called a Celica.. actually would have been great really. But the Supra conjures up legacy and greatness .. this looks like a brz that mansory butched..

      • Subi-Rubicon1

        It’s exactly what I was thinking as soon as I saw it.

      • Bo Hanan

        This time around the new Supra should be taking on the GTR. This is a 370Z competitor.

  • Mr. EP9

    And there it is folks just as expected. Another “leak” and I see they may end up calling it the Toyota GR Supra. I’m not sure I like the sound of that.

    • txsupra11

      It could be just for Europe. Note, the leaked car is an EU spec.

  • Bash

    No class.

  • Blade t

    The comments section on the supra stories are the best..

    • ErnieB

      Lmao.. so true!

  • Loquacious Borborygmus

    Toyota and their FAF styling.

  • Ben

    I’ll say this, the supra isn’t what we expected and from behind the glass it appears to be a disappointment. But to all fellow car enthusiast, please be somewhat supportive that they’re still trying to produce cars for us. In the age of SUVs and automakers literally cutting all cars from their lineup, lets be thankful Toyota’s passion for the enthusiast is still kicking.

  • DMax

    Give us the price already goshdamnit!!!

  • Nordschleife

    I feel bad because I am neither excited nor honestly do I believe this is it because of so many leaks and coverage. I can’t go so far as saying I couldn’t care less but it’s just no longer news to me.

  • Rocket

    Points for building the darn thing at all, but substantial demerits for styling and execution.

  • Marc Gruben

    I’m glad the Supra exists, it gives hope to Toyota engineers and enthusiasts who still give a damn about the driving experience. But gawdamm, that thing is ugly. That has to be one of the ugliest rear-ends I’ve ever seen. Another epic styling fail from Toyota.

  • Merc1

    NO surprise there.

    M

  • TheBelltower

    She’s an overstyled pudgy little thing.

  • charlotteharry57

    Shockingly, it looks almost exactly as we thought. Overstyled and not that attractive. Guesses on an MR2 aren’t any prettier. Toyota has apparently totally forgotten what these cars stood for when they were originally introduced.

  • Blehblehbleh

    Picking up where Scion left off.

  • Rich Money

    roof needs to be taller. full helmet shape almost achieved.

  • NoSnarkHere

    Yes, Mister Frodo. It’s over now.

  • Lottaquokka
  • European model. I thought it was going to be revealed on January 14th.

  • Marwan Abdul Hak

    What I like about it is that it pay homage to the 90s supra. Fair enough

  • javier

    under 4 seconds or under 60 k and it would be interesting but 70k and 4.5 why bother, vette c8 ftw

    • ErnieB

      100% if in fact the c8 will be around $70k why would you even consider this! Even if it’s $60k .. for $10k you get exponentially more care for the money.. plus I’d get a mustang gt or gt350 over this any day.

    • ErnieB

      It’ll be 4.2 to 60 and $50k..

  • ErnieB

    Actually looks pretty good from the side..

  • ErnieB

    Fuggly As Fcuk..

    • Nordschleife

      Ahh thanks

  • john1168

    It looks just like I thought it would. The camo paint job didn’t really hide anything. It looks ok to me. It’ll be overpriced and if $70k is an accurate price, I’d rather have a Corvette.

    Is the car that small or are those side view mirrors HUGE?

    • ErnieB

      Or a Mustang GT500…

      • john1168

        Yup! That would be a good one too. Heck, I’d even love a GT350.

  • Bo Hanan

    Spotting the BMW Z4 Coupe. And looking at it now I’m underwhelmed and don’t think it will do very well. Especially if proced over $40K.

  • Tinky-Winky

    A bit short and stubby but I think Toyota did pretty good job when trying to keep it as close to the concept as possible.

    • Nordschleife

      And that could only be how it’s photographed. But I agree with you it looks just like the concept. But I remember this same issue with the Kai/3. We all want the concept until we don’t.

    • ➡️ProtectOurHeritage⬅️

      Being based on the same architecture as the BMW Z4, it was always going to look a little short and stubby compared to previoy generations of Supra.

  • MarketAndChurch

    It will probably look better when it’s released. Just going by these pictures, it doesn’t look disgusting, but it also doesn’t look good enough for Toyota to ask for anything more than Mazda is for the Miata. In fact, the Miata looks way better than this. We’ll have to wait to see this in the flesh at Detroit before writing it off.

  • MarketAndChurch

    That actually looks really good. It needs to be a wider, longer car though, like the size of the 911, but not bad at all.

  • IT LOOKS LIKE A RENDER. IF IT’S REAL THEN IT’S JUST SAD LOOKING.

  • ron98

    u g l y

  • carlbolt

    And this? come on, Toyota, this is 2018, not 1998, at least give us some clear ones.

  • Wandering_Spirit

    There is something good and something making it look old even before it’s released. I had the same feeling about the GT86/BRZ and it is in the line of the front hood and the headlights. They feel old. But that is me.

    • javier

      i like the look of the brz, it’s not overstylized ridiculousness. The restrained styling seems to look better as time goes by

      • Wandering_Spirit

        I don’t disagree. I just find the headlights and the design of the front bonnet easy to get old and tired of. I like the rest. Including the minimalism.

  • An Existing Person

    It’s a shame that Toyota dragged this for as long as it did. I want to be excited for this new Supra but I just can’t.

  • ejd1984
  • BlackPegasus

    Reminds me of a Mazda Miata on roids.

  • CBV2020

    To win me as a buyer, Dodge Viper GTS like proportions (scale!) to properly distribute the aestetics, 500hp six and TRD wheel, paint and performance upgrade tid bits before the full blown TRD version. Those are some basics that would have set this thing off right! Did I lie?

    • ErnieB

      I agree.. maybe not as long as the viper but definite something more substantial. Hope they don’t charge over $50k for this with less than 400hp. A fully loaded mustang GT is much more car for under $45k and more reliable not to mention it sounds amazing. Hell, I’d take a Porsche 718 over this any day..

  • Brian Regan

    It’s alright enough, if a bit over-styled – definitely looks like an 86 that’s been juicing. I likely wouldn’t buy one (at least not at the rumored prices) BUT I can’t argue against another fun car on the market.

  • GoofyGotKilos

    BMW interior…

    • ➡️ProtectOurHeritage⬅️

      What did you expect?

      • Belthronding

        toyota interior?

        • ➡️ProtectOurHeritage⬅️

          Both Toyota and BMW are known for penny-pinching tactics these days. Given that both will be built in the same factory in Austria, I guess Toyota went for the easy option.

          • Jason Panamera

            Indeed. But even people who have never seen Supra, when they hear that name they can feel respect for this car in the air, but what they will see is an BMW interior. We all know that Toyota can make good interiors, even new Avalon has better than this car. It’s like new Corvette would get interior from Camaro. Some things just should stay on their places.

          • ➡️ProtectOurHeritage⬅️

            I don’t disagree. Toyota looks like they’ve cut corners. It won’t go down well with fans.

  • GobbleUp

    Meh. Will be cancelled within 5yrs.

  • 284 kW and 500N.m is good figures for this car!! This will be tail-happy and hope to drive it one day!

  • fgclolz

    Ugly as sin

  • Vassilis

    It looks like we expected it to look. I rather like it. Reminds me of a TVR a little.

  • Paulo_Mathias32

    Prematurely? Toyota seems to be aiming for Honda’s record of sluggishness with NSX. There have been so many concepts, teasers, leaks, and other crap that there’s nothing left to hide. This only makes the public lose interest, like what happened to the Honda.

  • SteersUright

    Thats an very intriguing $45k sports car from Toyota! Oh wait, it $65k?! Good luck to you…

  • STEFAN LAUGENIE

    Pretty sure it’s somehow based on a Pontiac Fiero……
    (25 years of teasing teasers only to finally unveil a 20 years old TVR rip-off……???
    Well done Toy-Ota……..)

  • Da Only Skid

    Very ugly Supra. No wonder lightly used ones are $70k USD…you know, from 20+ years ago. Better reliability, Toyota proper, minus German break down. As much as I wanted to love the new Supra am highly disappointed with the collaboration and looks, much more so with an outsourced power train. Maybe toyota will realize this when so many are brought in to service. Shame I missed on my chance for an Anniversary Edition as a kid…

  • designer_dick

    It’s pretty much as dull to look at as the GT86 was when they launched it back in 2012.

    • Rick Alexander

      The GT86 was a smash success for Toyota, thanks to the aftermarket. I expect the aftermarket to be all over this thing as well. I’ll wait until I see it in person before writing it off. Personally, I like its understated looks, although I do wish they would’ve kept the proportions closer to the FT01 concept. If its priced realistically, drives as good or better than the GT86 with more power, there migh tbe a Supra in my future.

      • Nick099

        Looks? I’ll wait and see it in the metal.
        But right now it is a bad copy of a 2007 BMW M Coupe.

        Look it up.

  • Enter Ranting

    Styling-wise, this car does absolutely nothing for me.

    • Krisnadi Imam

      yup, they nuked their own reputation. i wager a vanila corolla to outlast em

  • Brent Morrison

    It looks anorexic

    • ErnieB

      Nah man.. this looks like a a short overweight girl trying to fit in an xsmall mini dress and everything busting out.. damn it.. I just body shamed the Supra!

      • Krisnadi Imam

        i dont mind short n slightly overweight girl… just dont make em slutty… i dont like that…. brings back old unpleasant memory

  • Tan Lee

    They should of called this the Celica. Calling this a Supra is just wrong.

  • Loquacious Borborygmus

    Fussy

  • Perry F. Bruns

    You have to love a vehicle engineered by someone named Tada.

    “And now, here to present the new Supra…TADAAAAAA!”

  • Emoto

    I see that Stevie Wonder is still moonlighting as Toyota’s chief automotive stylist.

  • Nick099

    It’s a bad copy of a 2007 BMW M Coupe.

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