Toyota has confirmed technical specifications for the long-awaited Supra sports car, due for reveal in early 2019.
Under the bonnet is a 3.0-litre turbocharged inline-six petrol engine sourced from BMW. Toyota claims it produces over 220kW (295hp) of power and more than 450Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque – it can hit 100km/h (62mph) from a standstill in “well under 5 seconds”. Power is sent exclusively to the rear wheels, through an ZF eight-speed torque-converter automatic transmission and an electronically-controlled limited-slip differential.
Precise dimensions have not been announced, but it has been confirmed that the Supra will have a shorter wheelbase than the GT86 (i.e. less than 2570mm/101.2 inches), a 1.6:1 wheelbase-to-track ratio and a perfect 50:50 weight distribution. Its aluminium and steel frame also allows the Supra to offer body rigidity on par with the V10-powered Lexus LFA supercar.
The Supra rides on 19-inch alloy wheels, wrapped in Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres measuring 255mm at the front and 275mm at the rear (with tyre profiles of 35 all round). Stopping power is handled by large Brembo-branded brakes, with 4-piston calipers front and rear.
Further, non-adjustable suspension will be offered as standard, with adaptive suspension available as an option – the Supra’s ride firms and softens depending on drive mode.
Speaking of drive modes, the Supra has a number of them, such as Normal, Sport and Track, which alter the aforementioned suspension, throttle and gearbox response and stability control, which can be fully switched off to create ‘drift mode’. The drive modes also control a small flap within the variable exhaust system, adjusting the car’s sound – it’s also piped into the cabin through a number of tubes. Finally, launch control comes as standard.
The 2019 Toyota Supra will be revealed in early 2019. Stay tuned to Redline for all the latest regarding the new A90.