The Toyota Supra is set to make a return to the motoring stage after nearly two decades – and we can’t wait to get our hands on it!
The fifth generation of the iconic sports car was announced at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show in March, and appeared in disguised prototype form at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed earlier this month. This hotly-anticipated release is expected to take place in the first half of 2019: it will follow its distinguished heritage as a pure sports car, and continues the naming tradition of past incarnations – it’s called the Supra A90.
The latest version of the compact two-door sports car comes 40 years after the first Supra was revealed in April 1978. It will use an inline, front-mounted six-cylinder engine and, like its predecessors, will be rear-wheel-drive. It has been developed with BMW, alongside their new Z4 model. Toyota’s new Gazoo Racing team have also played a big role in the development; Toyota have announced that all of their sports models will be produced under this new brand from now on.
The Supra is one of the most illustrious names in Toyota’s – and performance car – history. When the Mk4 was discontinued in 1996, an impressive 16,000 Supras had been sold in the UK (across all generations). The Supra has become a firm favourite amongst performance car enthusiasts, who had come to accept that a return of this iconic car was merely wishful thinking until earlier this year.
This eagerly-anticipated update on the Japanese performance car icon is reportedly entering its final development phase throughout Europe and America. The prototype debuted at Goodwood in July 2018, tackling the famous hillclimb. Its specially-designed camouflage was inspired by its Toyota Gazoo Racing roots and chequered flag pattern.
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