Toyota is preparing to launch its new Supra in 2019 with straight-line performance and management to worry about high-end sports cars such as the Porsche 911.
Even if the Above, that was just spotted testing at the Nürburgring, again, is expected to cost significantly lower than that in Stuttgart, with the rear-engine model, the Supra will remain faithful to his predecessors and punch well above its weight.
Twinned with the next BMW Z4, which is expected in 2018, the new Supra should come with a turbocharged 3.0-liter straight-six, dual overhead cam engine producing 335bhp at 5500rpm and 332lb ft of torque at 1380-5200rpm. These figures were leaked on the internet, at the beginning of this year, and even though the Toyota has refrained from commenting on them, they have been widely accepted as realistic.
The Above six-pot engine to send the unit to the back through an eight-speed gearbox with torque converter of the automatic transmission. Both parts of the motor are derived from the BMW unit, shared with the next BMW Z4. The Supra also uses the same carbon fiber architecture like its German cousin, which is based on that used by the i3, i8 and the 7 Series.
Leaked information on the web, claims that the Over-weight 1496kg, making 250 kg heavier than the GT86 and 14kg lighter than the previous fourth-generation Supra, which went out of production in 2002. This would also make the car 14kg less than a PDK-equipped Porsche 911 Carrera S, with which the Above-expected (for the loss) 3.8 sec 0-62mph time would be more comparable.
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As Toyota’s new range-topping model, the new Supra will be larger than the GT86, which is its only current sports car. The leaked information suggests the Supra will be 4380mm long, 1855mm wide and 1290mm high. He said that the step will be 2470mm. Compared to the last Supra, 140mm shorter in length, 45mm wider, 15mm height, with a wheelbase 80mm longer short. The car’s shorter length, there will be engineers with the opportunity to improve the car’s agility.
As with the GT86, insiders have stated that the driving pleasure of a degree above outright performance. Chief engineer Tetsuya Tada, who previously led engineering for the GT86, has told Autocar earlier this year: “It’s really fun to drive this car. Front engine, rear-wheel drive… with such a concept, you can have the biggest amount of fun to enjoy a drive around the world. It is fun on the road, the racetrack, the motorway and the English countryside”.
Tada pointed out that the Supra and the Z4 will be very different, suggesting that while they share many parts in common, and their management will be different by a bit of margin. He said: “It’s different for the Z4, they are two different cars. We are not parties by the search of the common parts. We worked on our ideas to see which car we wanted to create, and then we shared ideas for identifying where we can share common parts”.
Toyota mentioned the performance-focus of the next sports car with the discovery of a GR Supra Racing Concept at this year’s Geneva motor show. That model, which was badged under the firm’s performance arm, Gazoo Racing, has a pair and more hardcore version of the Supra. Toyota executives have already revealed intentions to produce different variants of the Above with different power outputs, suggesting that this motorsport-inspired concept hints at a future range-topping version.
The first preview from the FT-1 concept-2014, the design of the next Supra will be slightly attenuated compared to the concepts that have preceded it. The last sighting of a test car at the ‘Ring show that the FT-1 the overall silhouette is familiar, with the headlights, taillights, and double-bubble roof remaining, but the car is not aggressive features such as side air intakes and a fixed rear wing.
In proportion, the car looks like a great GT86, with a traditional front-engine, real-wheel drive sports car position of the mixing of a long hood with a short tail. The Z4 contrasts with a little longer tail thanks to its soft-top roof.
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A previous sighting of the Above of the interior has shown the BMW paintings, including a dashboard-mounted infotainment screen and accompanying with the knob controller on the central tunnel, such as the BMW heating control buttons and a BMW automatic gearlever. Toyota put its components to the final cabin of the car, but this sighting suggests that the electrical architecture below will be based on the BMW systems.
A hybrid version of the car is also expected for the equipment of the BMW tie-up, with both the Supra and Z4, with the electrified all-wheel-drive powertrains at a later stage. Both BMW and Toyota are experts in high-performance hybrid power, with the former having launched the i8 back in 2014 and the second to compete in the World Endurance Championship with the Toyota TS030 Hybrid. Toyota racing-derived energy-storing supercapacitors are due to be mounted Above the power supply electrified hardware unit.
Toyota has long stressed his desire to produce a warm hybrid model. In 2013, he has revealed the Yaris Hybrid-R concept, which used a 414bhp set-up comprises a 1.6-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine and an electric motor for each rear wheel.
Toyota has repeatedly avoided revealing the details of the new Supra, telling Autocar: “we don’t comment on future products.” However, sources say that a hybrid set-up would mean these variants will likely be available only with automatic transmission.
As Toyota’s flagship model, the Supra is expected to cost considerably more than the GT86, which is priced from £ 26,855. Is expected to be launched under the Gazoo banner, like the recently introduced Yaris GRMN.
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