According to the rumor mill, Toyota Supra fans need to be excited about the 2017 Tokyo Auto Show taking place in October, because the Japanese company will debut a Supra preview concept.
The report coming from Japanese media states the highly anticipated rebirth of the Supra name will have its first chapter written there – meaning we’re going to catch the first glimpse of the new Supra, though if this is real it also means we’re still more than a year away from actually seeing the real, production version Supra. To ease the pain of waiting for the arrival of the fifth generation sports car, we have some neat digital artist renders – the rear-wheel drive performance machine has been previewed based on the latest sightings of the camouflaged prototypes undergoing winter testing.
We can also see some influences taken from the FT-1 concept, first shown around three years ago as the first sign of the impending reintroduction of the iconic Supra. The Toyota sports car has been developed in cooperation with Bavarian automaker BMW so maybe we won’t have to wait until 2018 to see the counterpart, the new BMW Z5. This is because reports are claiming it will be featured this fall during the Frankfurt Motor Show. Both will have the same architecture and production location – Magna Steyr’s plant in Graz, Austria.