After years of waiting, we finally have some news about the Toyota’s iconic sports car. It is the all-new 2018 Toyota Supra. The newest Supra is supposed to make its world premiere at the upcoming 2018 Detroit Auto Show in January or at the Geneva Motor Show in March; however, the Japanese manufacturer has recently confirmed that we will have to wait a little bit longer before the Supra finally arrives in its major style.
Furthermore, just before the Company has announced the arrival of its newest Supra, the Toyota and BMW have made an agreement of which both manufacturers will profit. Precisely, they are both planning to revels two new sports cars (Supra and BMW’s Z4) and the Toyota carmaker will use the engines and transmission of the BMW’s carmaker while the German manufacturer will get the architecture made by Toyota for their next-generation BMW Z4.
The latest Toyota Supra should also represent the next generation of this model. So, we can expect many upgrades. Of course, it will keep its recognizable handsome styling but there should be some small adjustments in order to keep it fresh. In the engine department, we can expect more power than before and there will be several options to choose from.
Its main rivals on the market will be Nissan 370Z, Chevy Camaro, Ford Mustang, BMW 4Series, Cadillac ATS Coupe, Audi A5 Coupe etc.
2018 Toyota Supra types of engine and performances
When it comes to the drivetrain, like we have previously said, the 2018 Toyota Supra should be powered with the same engine which will be used in the BMW Z4. The BME Z4 offers three types of engines under its hood including a hybrid unit. However, if the latest rumors are true, the 2018 Supra will get two of them. So, the base engine is supposed to be a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol. This unit will be able to make 248 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. The next option will be a 3.0-liter straight-6 turbocharged engine. It will have the output of 335 horses and 369 pound-feet of torque. Both engines will pair with the ZF-8HP 8-speed automatic transmission.
On the other hand, the BMW’s ZF will also get a hybrid engine which will be a combination of the six-cylinder gasoline unit and an electric motor which will have the output of 473 hp. Some sources claim that the latest Supra should also receive this powertrain, but we cannot say it for sure.
Design of exterior and interior
Speaking of the external appearance, the 2018 Toyota Supra should keep its recognizable look which will be slightly refreshed. The latest reports suggest that the Supra will borrow some design cues from the Toyota FT-1 Concept; the whole body should look sleeker and more modern look.
Speaking of the interior design, unfortunately, there is no any official information. However, we assume that the 2018 Toyota Supra will arrive with the similar if not identical design as its predecessor. Of course, we can expect more luxurious materials and more modern equipment.
Release date and price
The 2018 Toyota Supra should arrive sometime during 2018. The price is unfortunately still unavailable.