The Toyota Supra is a sports car/grand tourer that was produced by Toyota Motor Corporation from 1978 to 2002. The styling of the Toyota Supra was derived from the Toyota Celica, but it was both longer and wider. The Supra also traces much of its roots back to the Toyota 2000GT with the main instance being its engine. What is new is that Toyota and BMW are now in cooperation and trying to develop a new beast of a ride for both companies. Toyota is using the FT-1 concept for the base look of the new Supra and it is likely that it will come both as a coupe and a convertible. It is possible that 2018 Toyota Supra will come in a few engine ranges but the top one is expected to be a real beast with whopping 470 HP.
2018 Supra exterior design
Quality of a ride can be derived simply from looking its exterior sometimes. The FT-1 concept that Toyota brought us was simply out of this world and it is being used to a certain extent on the new Supra. But don’t expect much from the FT-1 concept because 2018 Toyota Supra will ride on a brand new chassis that will make extensive use of lightweight materials such as aluminum and carbon fiber. The online buzz is that it will be stretched approximately 177 inches long, 72 inches wide, and 52 inches tall, dimensions that will make them about as big as a rear-wheel drive Porsche 911. What is very much certain to expect is reduced center of gravity, lowered roof line, shortened wheelbase, compact two-seat cockpit, supercar aesthetics, heavily flared arches, a huge front air dam, and 19-inch wheels. Enough to make anyone fall in love with the smell of hot racetrack, burnt rubber and gasoline, right?
Interior of the 2018 Supra will be similar to the FT-1 concept which is great news for the sports car enthusiasts. It will probably feature sporty interior to go with its exterior personality. Since it is partially German cooperation and joint effort we can also expect some of the interior prestige and class, but paired with bare driver and speed focused ambient. Lots of carbon fiber and high grade leather is what is going to be featured inside with top notch sport seats and steering wheel. The gauge cluster is straight out of sci-fi movies and space ships, according to the rumors, and they will also be in the service of the driver, positioned in such way that the focus of the driver remains on the road but if in need of info, they will be offered without any unnecessary distractions. Great infotainment system is a must for this one too, and a banging audio but who will need that when You can listen to it sweet engine purring all day long!
Engine and specs
Engine, actually we mean engines are a whole new set of socks. Since Toyota’s ancient inline-sixes are long gone, and it’s V6 and V8 engines are probably going to be a tight fit we’re assuming BMW turbo power, of both the 4 cylinder and 6 cylinder varieties, all the way. We managed to find some info that presumes possibility of base models getting a turbocharged 2.0 L4 cylinder rated at 241 HP and 258 lb-ft of torque, this will be the “weakest” engine but probably one with the best MPG ratio. Midrange models will be powered by a turbocharged 3.0 L straight-six tuned to make 335 HP and over 331 lb-ft of twist. Finally, range-topping versions of 2018 Toyota Supra will benefit from a 473 HP gasoline-electric drivetrain made up of the six-cylinder power plant and a Toyota-made electric motor. These are all great news, what remains is that all of this arrives at our doorstep, as said above, tied up with a little red bow. But since it is Toyota Supra we are talking about we are keeping our hopes up and never giving up, because it would be a nice refresh both for Toyota and Supra enthusiasts.
2018 Toyota Supra release date and price
The release date and price of 2018 Supra are heavily guarded information. What is known from the online chat is that the Toyota will give a first go to the new BMW which is supposed to replace the tired Z4 and then release the Supra. That release might be sometime in the first quarter of 2017 with a close-to-production model but global sales for both BMW and Toyota won’t start before first half of 2018. As for the price goes it is expected to be similar maybe a little more expensive than the base model of Chevy Corvette Stingray, meaning that 2018 Toyota Supra will be priced from $50,000 and will go up to $60,000 depending on which trim you choose.
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