Detroit Motor Show - And here it is… Following a series of leaks and a teaser campaign stretching back to the beginning of time, Toyota has finally revealed the all-new Supra in its official, showroom-ready form and local fans don’t have long to wait, with the reincarnated sports car set to hit South African streets around the middle of 2019.
The Toyota GR Supra is the Gazoo Racing division’s first global product and as you surely know by now, the two-seater shares its chassis and engines with the BMW Z4 - in fact, it’ll also roll off the same production line in Graz, Austria.
However, it appears that the engine options will differ by region. The European press material, for instance, only mentions the 3-litre straight six turbopetrol, good for 250kW and 500Nm and, with launch control activated, a (claimed) 0-100km/h time of just 4.3 seconds.
The Japanese website meanwhile also lists a 2-litre, four-cylinder motor, offered in two output levels - 190kW/400Nm and 145kW/320Nm - with respective 0-100km/h times of 5.2 and 6.5 seconds.
All versions power the back wheels through an eight-speed automatic gearbox - no mention of a manual shifter as yet, but there are surely many fans out there that are about to start petitioning for one.