Toyota Supra Sneak-Peek Shows Handsome Camaro Rival11
News about the Toyota Supra has ricocheted around the internet for years. In January 2014 at the North American International Auto Show, Toyota unveiled the Toyota FT-1 concept—a radical sports car design that had the rumor mill swirling about a Supra successor. Fast forward a few years, after several FT-1 appearances around the world, and Toyota finally confirmed it was working on a new Supra. The internet rejoiced. We’re less than a month from its official unveiling at the NAIAS, and we have our first glimpse of the new Toyota Supra above from SupraMKV.com—and damn does it look good even if the silver paint doesn’t do the design justice.
The photo doesn’t show much other than the front of the car; however, when you compare it to the FT-1 concept, the differences are significant, yet the overall styling stays true to the concept’s original design. We can see from the new image the front-end design is toned down. Concept cars have a habit of over exaggerating certain design elements like thin-slit headlights, massive air intakes, and sharp creases. The FT-1 is no different. However, it looks like the Supra kept many of those elements while toning them down for production. The headlights are similar in design with the lower intakes less pronounced. Even the intakes on the side of the front fascia remain, though they are nothing like what they are on the concept.
The nose is of the car is more squished, too, with the hood much more subdued on the final product. The hood looks longer on the concept, but that could be a trick of the light and the angle of the photo. We can also see the concept’s double-bubble roof design carries over as well, which is neat.
As exciting as the photo is above, this isn’t the first time we’ve seen the vehicle. During the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Toyota showed off a heavily camouflaged model and announced an inline-six engine would lie under the hood. Toyota’s Gazoo Racing performance division is working on a high-performance version.
Details are still scarce. However, we won’t have to wait long for the full rundown. With the debut just weeks away, we’ll soon know just how potent the new Supra will be and how much of a threat it’ll be to the Chevrolet Camaro. Both are two-door sports cars, and both will offer four cylinder and six cylinder engines. Both have loyal followings. However, it’s unlikely the Toyota Supra would ever offer a V8 under the hood, making it a close competitor to the awesome 2019 Chevy Camaro SS. We’ll need performance numbers to compare the two, which we hope to have by the 2019 Detroit Auto Show a month from now.
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the most important number is the price.
its sister vehicle the z4 starts at $50K for the 4 cylinder and $65K for the 6.
so if we knock off $5K for the convertible/bmw badge premium, maybe this will range from $45K to $60K?
I think you need a dictionary so you can look up what the word “handsome” means…….
this will be used in NASCAR next year in the Xfinity series
They’re unveiling @ NAIAS? Interesting.
Despite what we’ve seen, they must feel confident.
I see the Supra but where’s the pic of the handsome Camaro fighter?
Price point should be sub 50k , the rumored power level for the for the cylinder and the inline 6 based on the z platform put it at more of a competitor with camaros and mustangs, over 55 k and it would need a lot more power to Justify it’s price due to being in Corvette range , which due to unknown power to weight it may very well be in that category instead of a contender for a Camaro. As well the writer must be very bias to the Camaro due to there being more options in that price/ power to weight area.
This car is like past Supras will not be a direct Camaro and Mustang competitor.
It will be sporty and close in price of some versions but it will be more a nich gap like car.
Handsome is in in the eye of the beholder.
As for NASCAR this one is not going to be any prettier. By the time they make it a spec car it hold little resemblance to the production car.
Just wait till NASCAR get the spec engine in the cup cars and it will be running a Ilmore built Chevy based engine.
The Supra wasn’t a Camaro or mustang competitor because back then in the 90s there wasn’t a mustang or Camaro on the market in the performance category it was in. Nowadays if you wanna sell a performance vehicle in that price range you have a pool of vehicles in the performance catagory/ price range. Many vehicles sporting 400+ hp/ torque sport tuned suspension and track options available are in the catagory now. The new Supra is speculated to be sub 400 horsepower and not as optioned out as it’s competitors as well as a slower hybrid model down the pipes. To be in the 45 + price range and sell well it has a lot in the market to compete against. Nostalgia and love for the car’s pedigree will sell but not many and not for long. The market is totally different now compared to 30 years ago.
The styling looks antiquated, like a Mazda rx8.
I would hardly give Toyota any credit on this car. The car is BMW at most of it’s heart. The trans is BMW, the engine, chassis and much more. I don’t really feel anyone should call it a Supra. Co development is one thing but just outright using whole engines and parts is another. I would rather take the 50k this thing will cost and buy the older Supra the one that was actually made by Toyota. Seems Toyota is incapable of making anything these days except the rolling computer mouses that infest the roads. So the BMW Supra might be a Camaro competitor is how it should read.
imagine that, people want a car built/engineered by toyota instead of bmw. how times have changed.