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Official: Toyota confirms Supra will bow in Geneva next month

13.02.2018

Having been spied on numerous occasions testing on the road or lapping the Nürburgring, Toyota has officially announced that the covers will come off the revived Supra at the Geneva Motor Show on March sixth.

As well as confirming the return of one of its most iconic models that left production in 2002, the Japanese automaker has also released a single teaser image depicting a prominent rear wing derived from the FT-1 concept, which will serve as styling inspiration.

Spotted back in October allegedly wearing production headlights, the Supra will reportedly debut under Toyota's Gazoo Racing banner and do without Toyota badges, while the interior, as previously reported, will incorporate switchgear from BMW as part of a partnership that will spawn the new Z4 showed in concept form at Pebble Beach last year.

Although technical details are still unknown, reports suggest that the Supra will come powered by a BMW sourced 3.0-litre turbocharged straight-six developing some 250 kW, mated to eight-speed automatic gearbox with drive going to the rear wheels or all four in the case of the rumoured hybrid model that will feature tech from the TS030 raced in the World Endurance Championship and at the Le Mans 24 hours.

This contradicts a previous report from an alleged source with the knowledge of the project, who claimed that the Supra would be made available with a 3.5-litre turbocharged V6 and a six-speed manual 'box, as well as a BMW made 2.0-litre turbocharged four-pot.

Expect more details to emerge in the run-up to Geneva.

Article written by Autodealer
13.02.2018
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