50 Toyota Supras spanning every generation were shown off at a special private event.
We’re still waiting for the production version of the new Supra to be revealed, but Toyota continues to tease the anticipated sports car without revealing any new information. Recently, the Japanese automaker invited a select group of classic Supra owners to a special event in the UK for a sneak preview of the prototype Supra that made its dynamic debut at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed. According to Toyota, this marked the first time all five model generations of the Supra have been gathered together anywhere in the world.
During the family reunion, the A90 Supra’s chief engineer, Tetsuya Tada, gave owners of all four previous generations an exclusive introduction to the camouflaged prototype. The invite-only event was held during the weekend of the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed at a top-secret location. In total, 84 owners and 50 Toyota Supras spanning four generations were gathered at the event alongside the fifth-generation prototype.
Unsurprisingly, most of the 84 owners turned up in fourth-generation Supras, from highly sought-after UK-specification models with manual gearboxes to tuned imports. Eight third-generation models in both original and facelifted guises also attended the event, along with four angular second-generation models, and just a single first-generation model – one of only two examples of the Celica Supra known to exist in the UK.
"I’m just so happy that we’ve made it to this point," Tada said. "I’ve finally been able to reveal the car to the UK; it’s the happiest day of my life. And to drive it up the hill at Goodwood was a really exciting experience." The fifth-generation Supra, which is due to go on sale in the first half of 2019, has been in development for six years now, and will be the first new Supra since 2002. Hopefully the production version will finally break cover before the end of the year. While Toyota still hasn’t shared any new information, we recently learned afour-cylinder Supra will slot below the 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six version
. According to reports, the latter engine will produce 335 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque.