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.