Not bad for a Tuesday.
As we reported last week and can officially confirm today, Toyota will unveil its reborn Supra next month at the Geneva Motor Show. To officially kick off its promotional campaign, the automaker has released this single teaser image. We know it’s kind of dark but look a bit more closely and you’ll clearly see the car’s rear glass and a massive spoiler. Just as this was happening, SupraMKV.com has uncovered additional information from Japanese language magazine Best Car.
From what we can tell, the information, revealing specs such as output, curb weight and vehicle dimensions, is legit. Power will come courtesy of 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six with 335 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque, plus 37 lb-ft of overboost. Power will be directed to the rear wheels through an eight-speed automatic gearbox. As we previously reported, a manual will not be an option, though it could be offered on the also upcoming new BMW Z4, the new Supra’s platform mate. With a wheelbase measuring 97.2 inches, a length of 172.4 inches, 73 inches in width, and a height of 50.8 inches, the new Supra is quite similar in size to its immediate predecessor. In fact, the new car is a bit smaller.
Length wise it’s shorter by 5.4 inches and the wheelbase is also 3.2 inches shorter. However, the new car is 0.6 inches taller and 1.7 inches wider than before. Weight wise, the leaked specs indicate a curb weight of 3,284 pounds. Its non-turbo predecessor tipped the scales at 3,329 pounds while the turbo Supra weighed a more hefty 3,461 pounds. Do the quick math and the new Supra is 177 pounds lighter than the last Supra turbo. Lastly, the new Supra will wear a set of 225/50R-17 rubber up front and 255/45R-17 at the rear. We’ll be on hand for the official Supra debut at Geneva in just a few weeks’ time, so stay tuned for more details and, hopefully, additional teaser images.