Tokyo, Japan - Toyota has confirmed that the new Supra, developed in collaboration with BMW alongside a soft-top successor to the Z4, will be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show on 6 March.
The one and only teaser shot released by the maker today shows a rear three-quarter view of a sexy fastback coupé with a gynormous fixed wing - lending credence to the rumour the show car will be a near-production ‘design study’, rather than the definitive showroom version.
It’s been a long time coming; Toyota and BMW announced as far back as 2012 that they would be working together on new two-seat sports-cars sharing the same (all-new) lightweight platform and many of the same mechanicals, including BMW’s multilink rear suspension. The Supra will initially only be offered as a coupé, apparently, whereas the BMW Z5 will be a roadster with a fabric top, rather than a folding hardtop as per the Z4.
Diesels and hybrids as well
Induistry insiders are talking about four variants of the Supra, including one armed with a version of BMW’s iconic three-litre turbopetrol straight six, tuned for about 250kW. There will also be smaller-engined variants with four-cylinder turbo’ed engines of around two litres (probably diesel as well as petrol and, knowing Toyota, at least one with auxiliary electric motorvation).