This is our clearest look at the road-going reborn Toyota Supra yet.
It’s a new week, and that can only mean one thing – it’s time for your weekly dose of Toyota Supra spy shots. We’ve seen prototype test mules of the reborn Supra a countless number of times, but this latest batch offers our clearest look yet at the much-anticipated Japanese sports car. Notably, this is also the first time the new Supra has been caught riding on its production wheels, featuring a fetching two-tone finish that give the car a sporty look. A Toyota logo can also be clearly seen on the rim, despite the automaker’s best effort to hide it with tape.
The production wheels are wrapped in Michelin tires, with 255-sized tires at the front according to our spies. Aesthetically, the prototype is still covered in camouflage, but you can still clearly see its double bubble roof, prominent rear spoiler, and what looks like production-spec taillights. At the front, the headlights are mostly uncovered, and are likely to be sporting LEDs. The overall design stays faithful to the Toyota FT-1 concept unveiled four years ago, but we’re glad Toyota shortened the concept’s bulging nose. We recently learned the new Toyota Supra will be primarily developed in Japan, and won’t be a cheap sports car so it can be positioned above the 86, which starts at $26,255.
It’s also now been confirmed that power will be come courtesy of a BMW-sourced engine, which is expected to be an inline six-cylinder delivering around 450 horsepower. Sadly, it won’t be mated to a manual gearbox because it’s simply too powerful. The rumored hybrid version has also been ruled out. As for when we’ll finally get to see the new road-going Toyota Supra break cover, sources suggest the sports car will make its world debut at the Paris Auto Show in October. Toyota UK, however, has previously said it won’t be shown until next year, possibly either at the Detroit Auto Show in January or the New York Auto Show in April. From what we know so far, it should be worth the wait.