Toyota reentered the rear-wheel-drive sports car game with the 86 (née Scion FR-S) back in 2012, as well as how it’s obtained something larger in the works. Something that fans have actually waited a very long time for– a new 2019 Toyota Supra.
Toyota revealed that a masked version of the Supra will be presented at the Goodwood Festival of Speed today, and also currently, we reach see its very first add capital. Both chief engineer Tetsuya Tada and also Toyota master chauffeur Herwig Daenens will be driving the vehicle up the Festival of Speed’s popular hillclimb throughout the weekend. This is really our first main look at the brand-new Supra road car, as all we’ve seen up until now is the GR Supra Racing Concept, which is more-or-less a GTE spec race vehicle.
There could be some wish for the 86. Toyota may price the Supra much more than the 86, perhaps to take on vehicles such as the Porsche 718 Cayman and also Jaguar F-Type. Both of those automobiles begin at conveniently over $50,000, so putting also the base Supra at over $40,000 could be feasible if that’s the market Toyota is aiming for. That would certainly enable a lot of breathing room for the Toyota 86 that begins at under $30,000.
No benefit to a collaboration with BMW is the access to smooth, straight-six power. When introducing its appearance at Goodwood, Toyota confirmed that the Supra would certainly obtain a straight-six. Speaking at a roundtable on the sidelines of the program, Tada-san stated that Supra followers he spoke to were persistent that the MkV come so furnished.
Specs, we’ll need to wait, however. In its March 2018 problem, Japan’s Best Car publication reported that the Supra would certainly have a 3.0-liter turbo inline-six with 335 hp and also 332 lb-ft of torque with an additional 37 lb-ft on overboost. Those figures match BMW’s 40i engine, as used in the M240i as well as other cars and trucks in its lineup.
There’s also reports that the Supra could receive four-cylinder power also, yet Tada-san declined to validate this. He additionally didn’t eliminate the possibility of a future crossbreed variant, however, it sounds like the cars and truck will debut with a turbocharged straight-six. As it should.
The Supra GR Racing Concept is likewise currently usable in Gran Turismo Sport, and also Jalopnik notes that the cars and truck has 591 horsepower in the video game. Does that suggest the Supra road car will have virtually 600 hp? Possibly not, because this is just a race-car principle in a video game. We think mid-300s most likely.
2019 Toyota Supra Release Date and Price
Still, there are various other potential hurdles for the 86, as our very own Senior Editor Alex Kierstein explains. Sales of the Scion evacuee 86 have actually never ever been fantastic, and they’ve been on the decrease as it ages (2018 is its sixth year on the market). Having two cars on two various platforms doesn’t make much sense either, particularly when one could be a premium halo product that will likely be far more lucrative compared to the low-margin 86. And thinking about the harsh working relationship Toyota and also Subaru had when creating the 86 and also BRZ Turbo, Toyota most likely does not wish to try and also make the 2nd generation together.