Finally! Toyota Supra to be revealed in January

By Motoring Staff Time of article published Oct 31, 2018

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Brussels, Belgium - Quite possibly the world’s most ‘teased’ car ever, the all-new Toyota Supra is finally set to be uncovered in full, but fans will have to wait another two months to see the new sports car.

Toyota has confirmed that the Supra will make its world debut at the Detroit Motor Show in January, ahead of production commencing in the first half of the year.

The Supra has already been shown to the world in disguised prototype form and many of its technical secrets have been leaked along the way.

Besides the obvious stuff, like the fact that it will share its chassis with BMW’s new Z4 Roadster, it has also emerged that the Toyota coupe will have Bavarian engines beneath its long bonnet.

A leaked document lists BMW’s 250kW 3-litre six-cylinder and 195kW 2-litre four-pot turbopetrols as the sole engine options, both mated to ZF’s eight-speed automatic gearbox.

Best you bolster your savings too if this reincarnated Supra is on your wish list.

In an interview with earlier this year, Gerald Killmann of Toyota Europe’s R&D division warned that the new sports car will “not be a cheap car”.

“There will be a clear difference between the GT86 and Supra,” Killmann stated. "The GT86 remains the affordable sports car, the Supra becomes the performance model.”

Toyota South Africa previously confirmed that the Supra was likely to go on sale in South Africa during the first half of 2019.

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