The quartet will consist of the following models: Supra, Supra GR, Supra GR Sport, and the Supra GRMN.
While these days it’s all about the ongoing Detroit Auto Show, in the back of our mind we’re already thinking about the next major auto show. Why is that you may ask? Because the 88th Geneva International Motor Show scheduled to kick off early March will reportedly be the venue where Toyota will finally bring back to life the Supra.
We’ve seen countless spy images, heard a plethora of rumors, and also ogled at the FT-1 concept. The wait is almost over as Auto Express says the rebooted coupe developed by Toyota in collaboration with BMW will see the light of day at the Swiss show and apparently it will premiere in no less than four different flavors: standard Supra, Supra GR, Supra GR Sport, and the range-topping Supra GRMN.
You won’t see the Toyota badge on the car as the reborn Supra will be sold under the Gazoo Racing brand as revealed back in October last year by Shigeki Tomoyama, president of Gazoo Racing, in an interview with Motor1.com UK. This new report – which cites an insider familiar with Toyota’s plans – indicates there’s going to be a significant gap in performance and price between the base Supra and the top-tier model.
Despite the possible reveal in less than two months, it is believed the fifth iteration of the performance coupe won’t go on sale until the second half of 2019. It’s going to be sold exclusively as a coupe whereas the closely related BMW Z4 will take the shape of a roadster with a fabric roof. When it will eventually debut, expect the flagship Supra version to feature a six-cylinder engine.
Last but not least, the “Supra” moniker is not actually set in stone as Jack Hollis, Toyota Group vice president and general manager, hinted there could be other better names to choose from. Some had hoped to see the car debut in Detroit today, but it’s not there. Instead, Toyota is showing off the all-new Avalon while its posh counterpart Lexus has the LF-1 Limitless concept.
Source: Auto Express