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Toyota Supra sports car to be powered by four-cylinder and inline-six engines

In announcement just before the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed, Toyota disclosed that all-new Toyota Supra will stay faithful to its heritage by featuring an in-line, front-mounted six-cylinder engine as well as a rear-wheel drive system. However, Road & Track has come to acquire a document indicating that the new Supra might be also powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder engine.

While the prototype version of the Toyota Supra – wrapped in red, black, gray and white camouflage – impressed visitors at the 2018 Goodwood Festival Speed with its daily runs from July 12 to 15, this isn't the final model yet. This working concept essentially confirmed the arrival of the Supra, providing a glimpse on how the final model would look like. But despite showing the Supra to the public at Goodwood, Toyota didn’t disclose specific details, but only basic features and estimated numbers.

Not satisfied with the current amount of information available for the new Supra, Road & Track squeezed some connections and managed to get hold of a document from ZF, the German transmission maker that will supply the gearboxes for the Toyota’s newest sports car. This document is basically a transmission catalogue for the Toyota Supra, showing the Supra getting multiple entries under both the J29 and GT86 platform designations. According to the document, the power for the Supra will be provided by two engines: a 2.0-liter B48B20 and a 3.0-liter B58B30, both mated to an eight-speed ZF 8HP automatic transmission.

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R&D head talks about 2019 Toyota Supra, its race car version, BMW-sourced engine

Slowly, bits and pieces about the much anticipated 2019 Supra have come out. Gerald Killmann, Vice President of Research & Development recently spoke about the much awaited revival of the sports car during his interview with AutoRAI, covering a number of topics about the Supra. Here, he revealed several interesting details about the said model.

One thing they learned is that the new Toyota Supra has been developed mostly in Japan, and that Toyota’s European R&D team had a minor contribution. Killmann added that there will be a race car version of the Supra, which is not a big surprise for many, considering the fact that we saw the Gazoo Racing branded concept recently unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show.

He then said that the Supra will be sharing the same platform as the BMW Z4, though with a different interior and exterior design. But what really caught our attention during his interview was when he said that the model will be powered by a BMW-sourced engine, though he did not get into more details regarding this. He also said that rumours about a hybrid powertrain believed to be reserved for a range topping version isn’t part of their plan just yet.

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Unveiling of Toyota GR Supra Racing Concept in Geneva confirms arrival of next-gen Supra

This isn't the actual Toyota Supra yet, but the Toyota GR Supra Racing Concept essentially confirms the commitment of the Japanese carmaker to resurrect the legendary nameplate. Likewise, Toyota GR Supra Racing Concept marks the return of the Supra name, around 16 years after it was last used on a vehicle. The Toyota GR Supra Racing Concept is being displayed at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show.

The GR Supra Racing Concept is a compact, two-door car with a pure front-engine/rear-wheel drive configuration. A concept created by Toyota Gazoo Racing – the international umbrella organization for Toyota's global sporting program -- GR Supra Racing Concept is packaged in a body that measures 4,574 mm in length, 2,048 mm in width, 1,230 mm in height as well as 2,470 mm in wheelbase.

It extensively employs strong yet lightweight composite material for the wide front and rear bumpers as well as front splitter and rear diffuser. The same material is also used for side skirts, door mirror housings and its massive rear wing, as well as the hood featuring louvered air inlets. The windscreen and side windows of the concept are made of plastic.

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Japanese magazine leaks undisguised images of the Toyota Supra

If there’s one Toyota car that has kept everyone guessing, it is the Supra. It is finally coming our way as it makes its return on March 6 at the Geneva Motor Show. The automaker recently gave us a teaser of this dark silhouette that really shows nothing but the rear of the car with a massive spoiler attached to it.

Now, new images of the Toyota Supra had been published in a Japanese magazine and, this time, the photos show the entire car and not just the rear.

Though we would like to believe that this is the Toyota Supra that we will see next month, we have having some doubts about it as well. These photos have been shared on the Supra MXV forum, but were sourced from Best Car Magazine.

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Toyota recently published a teaser with the title “The Legend Returns.” It’s not a secret as we already know that they are referring to none other than the Toyota Supra. For the longest time, Toyota enthusiasts anticipated the time that they will see the Supra, and finally, the automaker announced on social media, their media website and to email boxes around the world that it will arrive at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, describing it as a “modern racing concept” that they will bring back to the market.

Here is the thing, the automaker did not actually say which car it would be as they did not mention any names. In fact, it could be a new 2000GT. However, no matter how cool this vintage car is, it still is not considered to be as iconic as the Supra, which is why we doubt that it is the one being teased.

Also, another thing we are aware of is Toyota’s new project with BMW, the new sports car they are currently working on, that shares its underpinnings among both brands. We have actually seen this car, the next Z4 (the BMW version), a few times in prototype format, and we have seen both models being tested together. Also, we have already heard rumours from before that Toyota might unveil the new Supra in Geneva - and this is finally it, at least we think it is.

Read the entire article Toyota shows off this sexy silhouette as teaser of Supra’s arrival at 2018 Geneva Motor Show

At the upcoming 2018 Geneva Motor Show this March 6, Toyota plans to take the covers off its all new Supra. But here is one thing you need to know, the car will not come with a Toyota badge, but instead, will be branded under Gazoo. No less than Shigeki Tomoyama, who heads the sub-brand, told AutoExpress that “the Supra will be a Gazoo”.

For those customers who are interested in the Gazoo Supra, note that this will be available in four states of tune. It will have various power levels, suspension tunes, and equipment. First of all, the entry level model will be called just a Supra, while the higher trims, it will have a GR and a GR Sport following its name. Lastly, the range-topping model will be called the Supra GRMN.

The Supra’s half-brother, the BMW Z4, will be different as it will only be sold as a convertible, while the new Supra will be introduced as a fixed-roof coupe, also because it needs to get the attention of classic car fans, says Tomoyama.

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One of the legends of the automotive tuning world will be auctioned off at the upcoming 2018 Tokyo Auto Salon in January. We’re talking about the Top Secret V12 Toyota Supra (TS8012V) that boasts of a power that surpasses most of the vehicles of today. It surpasses even the upcoming Supra. The asking price has not been listed but it is expected that this hotshot icon would be worth a lot.

This Toyota Supra was created in 2006 as the TS8012V project by speed-chasing legend Kazuhiko "Smokey" Nagata, founder of Japanese tuning company Top Secret. Interestingly, the TS8012V came to life simply because Nagata was bored and cannot wait for the next generation of the Nissan GT-R, the R35. This sheer boredom spurred Nagata to take matters into his own hands and started the TS8012V project out of a 1994 Toyota Supra.

Intended to become one of Top Secret’s most extreme cars, the TS8012V is powered by an engine that isn't originally its own. During the time the TS8012V was being conceptualized, the most common way to upgrade the power of a car was to tweak its engine. But Nagata didn’t want to tune the Supra’s 3.0-liter 2JZ-GTE I6 and instead swapped it with the 5.0-liter 1GZ-FE V12 mill of the Toyota Century limousine.

Read the entire article Legendary Top Secret V12 Toyota Supra is up for auction at 2018 Tokyo Auto Salon

This just in: Japanese automaker Toyota recently announced that their latest Supra sports car will not be making an appearance at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show next month as expected by many.

In an interview between Motor Trend and Jack Hollis, vice president and general manager of the Toyota division in North America, the latter mentioned that the Detroit Auto Show is coming up too soon for them to unveil the sports car. This is because Toyota has yet to finalize the vehicle’s specifications. They also said that it is not at production levels just yet.

Just like at the recent Los Angeles Auto Show, many Supra fans were excited to see the highly anticipated Supra, but it turned out to be a no show. And even after that, Supra enthusiasts continued to hope that they would see it. And now, its supposed debut has been cancelled again, and we have no idea when to expect it anymore.

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While BMW and Toyota have entered a deal to co-develop a sports car project, each company will be producing entirely different models. BMW’s CEO for Australia Marc Werner had spoken with Car Advice recently and this is part of what he said. The company as we know is busy preparing for the rebirth of the Z4 --- which will inevitably be known as BMWs ultimate driving machine.

During the talk, Werner has also revealed the reason why BMW joined up with Toyota for this project, saying that they have to achieve "economies of scale" especially with the decreasing demand for roadsters. He further explained why doing this alone will not benefit either company; that’s why the new Z4 will somehow share certain characteristics with the upcoming Toyota Supra. The product development for each vehicle type often costs about 2 billion in USD. It is rather sad how sales for the roadster segment have gotten worse in the last two years, he stressed.

The official name for BMW’s much awaited Japanese counterpart however was not yet been confirmed at the time of this writing. The joint project, which involves both Toyota and BMW, will also mean that both sports cars will be using the same platform.

Read the entire article BMW says looks and performance of Z4 will be very different from Toyota Supra

Toyota has been silently preparing for the eventual comeback of the Toyota Supra sports car for some time now. Because of this silence, it has been left to discerning fans and enthusiasts as well as potential customers to dig further into the details about the next generation of the Supra. Just recently, some juicy details sprouted in a certain online forum about the upcoming Supra.

These details were divulged to forum member Canyonero by a certain Toyota representative who goes by the name of Dave. It turned out that Canyonero had dinner with Dave, and that was when the Toyota rep started spilling the beans.

The information about the next generation Supra was rather short, but it already tells a lot. According to Canyonero, Dave said that Toyota will commence sales of the new Supra sports car in early 2019. Power would be sourced from an engine jointly developed by Toyota and BMW.

Read the entire article Next-generation Toyota Supra offers 400+hp V6 turbo engine and a manual transmission

Earlier this week, some internal documents from BMW have been leaked. And naturally, car enthusiasts would be curious to know what juicy details they would find in these files. So what has been revealed are some info on the models that will replace the BMW Z4 and the Toyota Supra’s future successor.

The 177-page long document suggest it to be a list of the German automaker’s designation for cars and motorcycles. This also includes details of BMW’s partners including Rolls Royce, Land Rover, and Toyota. We do not know whether the document is original or a fraud, but a spokesperson of BMW Australia refused to comment when asked regarding its authenticity.

The documents confirm that the Supra will only be available in automatic transmission. This is not fresh news regarding the Japanese sports coupe, but what’s new is the fact that the company will not be giving it a manual transmission at all. United States customers will only be getting two engine options for the Supra which are: the four-cylinder unit with 248 horsepower (185 kilowatts) and the 335 horsepower (250 kilowatts) six-cylinder unit. Luckily, European customers will get another option that is the four-cylinder unit. The automatic gearbox will give power to the rear wheels only.

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Has Toyota started the production of a new electric supercharger? Well, a patent that was recently published indicated that they might have. And this electric supercharger looks more durable and more practical to assemble.

The illustrations are very technical that not everyone would understand if it were presented to them. But it basically involves the assembly of the bearing that helps the turbo spin. Instead of the usual plate springs, the company will be using a coil spring, which applies a more consistent pressure. Not only will this making building easier, the coil spring also gives more durability and a better performance especially when revolving at very high speeds.

The newly published patent hints that Toyota, is not just looking into electric superchargers, but is now studying them and learning how these things work. Also, the company’s engineers are considering how they can build parts better, meaning that they must have gone through enough development to make a decision like this.

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Is Toyota bringing back to life its Supra sports car? The Japanese carmaker is thought to be reviving the now dead Toyota Supra sports car, but hasn’t yet made any official statement about it. The biggest indicator could have been a supplement brochure showing off the Toyota Supra, but that really doesn’t mean a thing unless the carmaker confirms it.

Citing a report from a Serbian Web site, our friends at Motor1 initially said the brochure was official material from Toyota. However, Motor1 later posted an update saying that the brochure is actually a supplement to Holiday Auto, a Japanese magazine. The cover features a headline that says “The sports of Toyota, All-new Supra.” The cover also features a close-up image of a headlight, purportedly belonging to the new Toyota Supra.

The second page contains a table in Japanese text. It tells us that the new Supra measures 4,380 mm (172 inches) in length, 1,830 mm (72 inches) in width and 1,280 mm (50 inches) in height. Moreover, the table says that the new Supra has a wheelbase that measures 2,470 mm (97 inches). The brochure went on to say that the new Toyota Supra – depending on the version -- will weigh between 2,976 lbs and 3,152 lbs (1,350 kg and 1,430 kg). In addition, the new Toyota Supra would ride on 18- or 19-inch alloy wheels.

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With car shows happening around the world, the Tokyo Motor Show seems to have been left out in the past few years. For us, it would take one spectacular game changer (like the launch of the new generation Toyota Supra for example) to bring it back to the limelight.

We know how Toyota has been very busy developing its new generation Supra for more than two years. Actually, the coupe was already seen being tested recently which signals the fact that something is bound to happen real soon.

It was earlier reported that the new Supra will be introduced as a concept along with the latest generation of the Nissan Z sports car. The news almost confirms that the new generation Toyota Supra will definitely come our way this October at the Tokyo Motor Show. Well, let’s see about that in the next few months.

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Oh, the Toyota Supra is preparing to hit the showrooms and we do know this as the Japanese carmaker filed a new trademark application for the ‘Supra’ name. Filed on February 10th, the application covers “Automobiles and structural parts thereof”. Toyota was rumored to be working on a new Supra, but when the manufacturer unveiled the FT-1 Concept back in January at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, we knew something is happening although the carmaker denied it.

According to other rumors, the upcoming Toyota Supra will come with a hybrid powertrain consisting of a 2.5-liter V6 turbocharged engine paired with an electric motor that will offer a combined output of more than 400 hp.

Regarding the design, we do expect a production variant of the impressive FT-1 Concept as it will make the new Toyota Supra the best-looking Japanese sports car on the market.

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In a recent Bloomberg interview, Toyota USA Sales CEO Kazuo Ohara hinted that a there will be a new Supra as it attempts to boost its sporting image with products such as the Toyota GT 86. There have been plenty of speculations about a Toyota Supra successor, particularly after the Toyota GT 86 jointly developed with Subaru was presented.

Ohara said in the interview that Toyota is looking at several options, one of which is the Supra. Toyota chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada said something similar earlier in the year, stating that he is hopeful that the Supra name will rise once again with BMW and Toyota’s new partnership to develop a lightweight sports car, aside from hydrogen technology.

There are reports that indicate that Uchiyamada wants this jointly developed sports car to be a model that’s distinct from the smaller Toyota GT 86 to guarantee that the new car will be deserving of the Supra name.

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In a recent interview, Takeshi Uchiyamada a.k.a. Toyota’s newly appointed chairman revealed the fact that he wants to see the upcoming Toyota and BMW co-developed sports car become the new Supra. Moreover, he also added that the next sports car should be just like the Supra in order to avoid killing the sales of the smaller Toyota GT86.

“It’s futile if we make something similar [to the GT86]”, said Uchiyamada. Still, he also added that this is what he wants but he is not the man in charge with the decisions.

For those who don’t know, earlier this year Toyota and BMW announced plans to co-develop a new mid-sized sports car. The Toyota Supra was discontinued 11 years ago, back in 2002. The Supra has a history of 24 years, involving four generations, so a successor of the car should definitely be built.

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Toyota will create a successor to the Supra as soon it can, according to Tetsuya Tada, the chief engineer of the GT 86. In a report last September, Toyota is in consideration of a plan to build two additional sports cars to be offered along with the GT 86 (Scion FR-S). Tada said that the GT 86 is the first of three new sports car models to be produced by Toyota.

The bad news is that it would take at least five years before any of them will be available in production form. The successor of the Toyota Supra will be the first one built. Tada told reporters during the launch of the Toyota 86 Experience that the request to make a Supra successor came from no less than president Akio Toyoda.

Toyota has admitted that producing sports cars is “very important” to its strategy. With regards to the lower-end model, Tada declined to confirm whether the successor to the MR2/MR-S will be in the form of a mid-engine or rear-wheel drive sports car. It’s also possible that it will be a convertible.

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Toyota will develop two more sports cars, one of which is a spiritual successor to the Supra, its cult car. Chief engineer Tetsuya Tada, who is tasked to develop the company's new 86 sports car, said that there is some space in the Toyota range for a three-tier sports car, with one car seen to come below the 86 and another one right above it.

The return of these three new sports cars is reminiscent of Toyota’s era of two-door sports cars, which were as valuable and iconic as the LandCruiser. Tada said that the 86 will be a mid-size sports car and that there will also be none smaller and one bigger. However, there is no final decision yet.

He added that this would be “like a Supra successor.” This car would be another joint venture with Subaru, which was a co-developer for the GT 86 (or the Subaru BRZ) but it will be relying on the concept.

Read the entire article Toyota planning a Supra successor but also a smaller sports car