The Toyota Supra, one of the most iconic Japanese sports cars, is set to make a grand comeback. The Fast and Furious star, in fact, is expected to arrive in 2018 with a possible debut later this year.
The prototype spotted this time around seems to wearing less camouflage than earlier, allowing us to take a look at the overall shape of the coupe and even figure out the massive front air intakes and the actual shape of the tail lamps.
The new Supra is a slightly smaller coupe with shorter overhangs and more sharply sloped roofline compared to BMW’s side of the jointly-developed project, the Z5 roadster. Judging by the camouflaged shapes at the front, the production Supra could borrow the FT1 concept’s strong centre nose, flanked by large air intakes.
The new Supra is expected to come with a turbocharged BMW-sourced six-cylinder petrol engine. However, some reports also say the Japanese engineers could install a hybrid system, as a new hybrid turbo engine is currently under development. Regardless of what powers it, the Supra would be at the top of Toyota line-up and could feature cutting-edge technology.
Manufacturing for the new Supra is expected to start in 2018 and that points to a debut in late 2017 or early in the following year.