The much-anticipated launch of a prototype for the new Toyota Supra at the Goodwood Festival of Speed is now just days away. Toyota is teasing the sports coupe's look by showing heavily camouflaged versions, but a pair of renderings strips off the concealment to show how we think the road-going model might look.
These images line up closely with what's visible in Toyota's teaser and spy shots. The new Supra features a fairly rounded overall aesthetic that creates a connection with the look of the famous fourth-generation model. The front fascia features three, large inlets. A curved center section of the nose draws viewers' eye to the area between the headlights. A long, gently sculpted hood leads back to a swept-back windshield and a double-bubble roof. Skinny vents ahead of the swollen fenders at the front and rear add sporty cues. The tail features an integrated ducktail spoiler and triangular LED taillights.
Gallery: 2019 Toyota Supra teasers
Toyota now confirms long-standing rumors that the 2019 Supra is available with an inline-six powerplant. The mill is reportedly a 3.0-liter inline-six that the Japanese automaker sources from BMW. The engine allegedly produces around 335 horsepower (250 kilowatts) and 369 pound-feet of torque (500 Newton-meters) in this application. Leaked specs suggest the coupe can reach 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) in 4.5 seconds. Folks in the United States are likely looking at a starting price of $63,500. Earlier reports point to the possibility of a less expensive variant with a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder making 248 hp (185 kW).
Unfortunately, Toyota says that the Supra coming to Goodwood is just a prototype and not the full production version. The spy shots tell us that this is very close to what the model coming to dealers looks like. At least Goodwood offers a chance to see the machine on the move. If these variants of the Supra don't sound quick enough for your liking, chief engineer Tetsuya Tada says that a more powerful GRMN version is in the preparatory stages.