The fourth generation Toyota Supra was retired no less than 15 years ago, so the Japanese company is seemingly ready now to make a whole new generation fall in love with their sports car.
With the introduction date coming ever closer, the BMW Z4 brother with Japanese DNA is making a name for itself among Nurburgring prototypes, and is slowly losing parts of its camouflage, to reveal a tamed design compared to the previewing FT-1 concept from three years ago. Gone is the FT-1’s protruding nose that made it look like the white shark, one of the most feared and revered predators of the ocean – instead the Supra comes with a bulging splitter. The prototypes also seem to sport the production taillights now.
Ever since BWM and Toyota revealed their collaboration – specifically on the Z4 and Supra for starters – we’ve all been hyping about the kind of power and handling the Japanese sports car will have. According to rumors it may also gain a straight-six engine developed by BMW, perhaps in hybrid form to compliment Toyota’s views. If it does come out like this it will be a lightweight setup, so expect e-assistance to prevail over e-range.