Depending on where you live...
The much-anticipated fifth-gen Supra couldn’t arrive sooner yet Toyota seems to be taking forever to get the thing released and onto showroom floors. There is a lot to like about the new car, it may be based on the brand-new BMW Z4 but that is no bad thing.
Whereas that car will be a convertible with no option of a manual transmission, the Supra seems to be targeted at an altogether sportier crowd. It will be a coupe only and for now, right-hand-drive markets are rumored to be getting a manual transmission option too. The top-spec Z4 M40i makes 382 horsepower in US trim (European models make 47hp less) and we hope that the Supra will be similarly beefier than the Euro-spec models.
The 2019 Supra will be made in limited numbers, so, while British customers are now able to pre-order theirs, a mere 300 units are allocated to the UK for the entire year. While there are no exact prices and specifications available just yet, potential customers are able to register their intent to purchase online by way of a refundable $1,300 deposit. Once the places are filled future customers will be placed on a waiting list.
For US customers, the Supra will make its official debut at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show in January. It is only after this point that we will know how many units will be allocated to us as well as what the price point and exact specification levels will be. Judging from the information so far, as well as the stellar track performance of the mechanically similar Z4, the wait should definitely be worth it.