Update, Jun 26, 2017. The fifth generation of the Supra is finally approaching the end of its development process. Thanks to that we were able to receive quite a bit more information about the upcoming 2018 Toyota Supra which may upset some people. As previously known, the car will be based on the same platform as the successor of the Z4. However, unlike the BMW, the Supra is going to be sold only as a two-door coupe.
Design – Impressive?
The model was spied once again testing on the Nurburgring and this time around it had no plastic cover panels at all. This allowed us to see the finished shape of the car and to our surprise, it looks vastly different than what first thought. For starters, it looks like the Supra will share its roof-line with the dual canopy and part of its design with the FT-1 concept car. This piece of information comes after Toyota started the Supra wouldn’t have much in common with the concept. On top of that it looks like in the front, it will boast two intakes on the sides of a center splitter which is also the same type of layout as on the concept.
Not only we managed to take a closer look at the car’s design, but its interior has also been spied a few weeks back. Even though it was still covered by black inserts, there are some fascinating elements. For starters, it looks like at least the prototype of the Supra had the same steering wheel, climate controls, iDrive infotainment system and iDrive swivel control as the Z4 successor. However, the car did have different seats as well as a slightly different instrument cluster.
With the new interior pictures, it became quite clear that the prototype of the 2018 Toyota Supra had an automatic gearbox. How do we know that? Well, the car had the same gear shift lever that can be found in pretty much any other automatic BMW on the market. Even though a manual is still possible, it is highly unlikely. Why? Well, the new Supra is a hybrid, and to make the best use of that hybrid system the car will have to come with an automatic gearbox. This will be able to choose the ratios better and offer a much faster response time than that of a human. The downside is that even though the car would be faster, it would rob the driver of the pleasure of actually driving the car without much aid which will likely be quite clear from Toyota’s sales numbers.
Feb 24, 2017 The two-door sports car was initially released as a response to the Z cars in the 70s. However, 1987 was the most important year for Supra since the first turbocharged model was launched. It significantly enhanced the performance and was a big step forward. The following generations got even more powerful engines, but unfortunately, the production was halted in 2002. Toyota made a good decision when they decided to introduce the new generation, and the 2018 Toyota Supra will be a member of the new redesigned generation. We’ve got official information, rumors, spy photos and much more down below.
2018 Toyota Supra Price
Only a few dared to predict the price of the new 2018 Toyota Supra. However, these are only rough estimations and we don’t want to give false information. One of the main competitors is Acura NSX. The price of the 2016 model is around $156,000, depending on the dealer and the package. With this price, NSX is close to Porsche 911 Turbo. Although we don’t know the price of the Toyota’s sports car it is certain the vehicle will cost significantly less than that.
The good thing is that the 2018 Toyota Supra will be introduced this year. It is still unclear when Toyota will present a new model, but the second half of 2017 seems reasonable. However, it is not going to hit the streets before New Year so we must be patient.
There are many mysteries about this car, but the biggest mystery is the engine. You can find many rumors regarding the powertrain, from four-cylinder to ten cylinders. Some websites say a hybrid can be placed under the hood, or even the powertrain used in Lexus LFA. However, it is most likely we’ll see two variants: gasoline engine and hybrid.
There are several facts that can back up these statements. Spy video of the car was released, and if you listen carefully, you can hear the sound of an electric motor which is accompanied with the V6. A hybrid is definitely a surprise and the biggest improvement. Rumors are telling this combination will come with an output of around 400 hp which is staggering.
On the other hand, there is a high chance a gasoline engine will be the second option. Toyota and BMW joined forces and tried to gain synergy effect. 2018 BMW Z5 and Supra were even spotted together in Sweden on the streets during test rides. Therefore there are reasons to believe that the powertrain used in new BMW Z5 will be under the hood of the new Toyota Supra. The cooperation between Japanese and German automaker has proved to be profitable for both companies and for drivers as well.
Two new sports cars have been spotted in Sweden and thanks to a spy photographer we can see what they will look like. Both Supra and Z5 fans are excited to see these two for the first time and their modifications. They were carefully camouflaged, so the final design is still a mystery for all those expect people working on it. As many were predicting, the 2018 Toyota Supra will be based on the FT-1 concept developed in 2014.
However, this doesn’t mean it will look completely as the FT-1. The first difference people usually notice is dropping fancy nose, reminding many of the Formula 1 cars. Headlights resemble more the GT86 than FT-1. The exhaust pipe won’t be integrated into the bumper and taillights are going to be narrower. Since this test mule is just a prototype we can expect some features to be completely modified. Therefore there is a chance to see a larger wing than we see in these photos. Generally, it will not resemble much the previous generation. In other words, it may not look as sporty as many of you expected.
In the photos only a few things are visible, but we managed to draw some conclusions about the interior. The style is going to be a combination of sports and luxury. A little less sporty though. In order to compete with the NSX, it will be wrapped in leather upholstery and come in aluminum trim. When it comes to technology, you shouldn’t be worried about it because Toyota will use the latest features in Toyota Supra 2018. All in all, we are happy to finally see this car on the streets and can’t wait to test it.