Statistics of upcoming sports car appear to have been leaked by Japanese media; Toyota won't confirm if they're legitimate
15 February 2018

The 2019 Toyota Supra will have 335bhp, 332lb ft and a 0-62mph time of 3.8sec, according to leaked statistics from Japanese magazine Best Car. 

If the leak is to be believed, the new Supra will be 4380mm long, 1855mm wide, 1290mm tall and will have a wheelbase of 2470mm. This is 140mm shorter, 45mm wider, 15mm taller and 80mm shorter than the previous Supra of 1993. At 1496kg, the new car is 14kg lighter than the previous Supra and 250kg heavier than the Toyota GT86

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Also shown is rendered styling of Toyota’s forthcoming sports car model, which is returning after an absence of 16 years. The images of the Best Car pages first appeared on fan site SupraMkV.comThe best hints we've had of the car's styling come from a preview image of a Geneva-bound, motorsport-themed concept, as well as images of the car in development.

The Supra's engine, a 3.0-litre, six-cylinder dual overhead cam unit, produces 335bhp at 5500rpm and 332lb ft of torque at 1380-5200rpm. It’s thought that an eight-speed torque-converter automatic gearbox will be used - both engine and gearbox are derived from BMW units, shared with the 2019 BMW Z4, with which the Supra was co-developed. Both cars sit on the same carbonfibre architecture.

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It’s not yet known what the top speed of the Supra is. The reported 3.8sec 0-62mph time puts it in league with the PDK-equipped Porsche 911 Carrera S; the Toyota is 14kg lighter and has 85bhp less than the Porsche. 

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The car's styling is already known to take considerable influence from Toyota's FT-1 concept revealed at the 2014 Detroit motor show, with large air intakes dominating the front end and outlets at the rear flanking slimline tail-lights and a ducktail spoiler. The double-bubble roof, which can be seen in the preview image of Toyota’s upcoming concept, is also visible in the renders.

Toyota would not comment on the leak, neither confirming the legitimacy of the statistics nor dismissing them as false. 

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15 February 2018

Whether it's the actual Supra or some other styling exercise, it looks ok but it's far from stunning which the FT1 concept was IMO. It looks too short, squashed even, while the execution of the single-seater style front end looks awful, like it did on other cars that tried to have a tenuous link to Formula 1.  At least the front end of the FT1 looked resolved and integrated. And the side profile clearly shows that the achitecture is more akin to a 2 seat roadster than a coupe, what with its long bonnet and extreme cab rear proportions. It's as if BMW's influence was greater because the car looks like a hard-top version of a RWD roadster, hence its slightly dumpy look.

 

15 February 2018

They seem a little out of touch with the car's weight and available power.  It's traction from a standing start would have to be immense.  As an example, a Porsche 718 GTS weighs in at 1375kg and possessing 365BHP along with the benefit of a mid-engined layout acheives an claimed 0-62 time of 4.6 seconds...  I'm taking those figures with a barrel of salt.

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15 February 2018

I'm potentially interested in one of these. I don't believe the 0-60 time, 4.8 seems more likely. I don't mind teh second, what I need is space under the hatch for clubs or guns or rods and weekend bags; and a dashboard with instruments and not an iPad stuck to/in the facia. 

15 February 2018
James Dene wrote:

I'm potentially interested in one of these. I don't believe the 0-60 time, 4.8 seems more likely. I don't mind teh second, what I need is space under the hatch for clubs or guns or rods and weekend bags; and a dashboard with instruments and not an iPad stuck to/in the facia. 

Thanks for sharing.

15 February 2018

"engine and gearbox are derived from BMW units"Does Toyota sacrifice reliability by choosing non-Toyota components?

16 February 2018
sabre wrote:

"engine and gearbox are derived from BMW units"Does Toyota sacrifice reliability by choosing non-Toyota components?

This is a major worry as Toyota's reputation for reliability could be affected. Mind you, Toyota's engines are better than BMW's too so it's an odd choice. 

15 February 2018

"It’s thought that an eight-speed torque-converter automatic gearbox will be used"

 

Interesting. I wonder what the reason for that is? I actually like the older style slush boxes as they tend to be nice and smooth, but I thought they were going the way of the dodo because of all these new fangled DoppleKerPlunkenKoppf type gearboxes.

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