The 2020 Toyota Supra may have been prematurely revealed by the company’s German subsidiary but apparently, that didn’t change the teasing schedule.
Toyota has released a new teaser photo that shows the rear end of the car and, more importantly, announces the date and time we’ll finally get to see the all-new Supra officially revealed.
The much-anticipated world debut will happen at the Detroit Auto Show on Monday, January 14 at 9:40 a.m. EST and will be streamed online at this link — as well as at the bottom of this page in the embedded video.
Toyota accompanies this information with a cheeky text that says “We promise, this is the last teaser*.” The asterisk then leads you to another line that says “subject to change.” Chances are we’ll see more Supra teasers in the coming days, even though little more than a weekend separates us from the launch event.
Can you believe it’s been five years since the Japanese automaker has unveiled the superb FT-1 Concept at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show? Since then, we learned that Toyota and BMW would co-develop the new Supra and Z4, with Toyota showing us the GR Supra Racing Concept last year to sweeten the wait for the fifth-gen Supra A90.
Toyota has been very secretive about technical specifications, but Supra chief engineer Tetsuya Tada has already confirmed the car would be powered by a BMW-sourced straight-six engine. Since the new Supra is twinned with the new BMW Z4, that engine is likely the 3.0-liter turbocharged inline six-cylinder unit from the Z4 M40i.
In that car, the power plant produces 382 hp (387 PS) and 369 lb-ft (500 Nm) of torque. Mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, it enables the roadster to sprint from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in just 4.4 seconds.