Ever since the time of 86 model development, Toyota used to have a partnership with another manufacturer – Subaru. Probably, it will be so this time – already it is no secret that Toyota is developing a successor of legendary 2000GT and more modern Supra in collaboration with BMW. It is unlikely that we will see cars-twins under different brands, as a Subaru. There is information that BMW will help Toyota with powertrain and chassis, while Toyota will help BMW to adapt advanced electronics and hybrid powertrains.
Future 2018 Toyota Supra successor will share platform with upcoming Z4 model by BMW (some sources claimed it will be Z5 sportcoupe). Maybe such collaboration result in much many ways than sportcars.
Among other things, the new sports car from Toyota can get a name different from Supra.
2018 Toyota Supra release date
Recently it was confirmed that the new Supra is under the full scale mockup stage. The most likely time of the presentation of the new sports car is expected at the Auto Show in Detroit in January 2017. However, sales will begin no earlier than the end of the year.
Release date: late 2018
2018 Toyota Supra price
We can only guess about the price range of the upcoming 2018 Toyota Supra. Judging by the performance (see further) and features, the price will be no less than $50,000-60,000. So, unlike GT86 family, this type of cars will not be affordable.
2018 Supra spy shots
Here is the recent spy shots showing a new Toyota or BMW sports car.
2018 Toyota Supra redesign
Recently, the camouflaged BMW car was seen during road test in Germany, which, though reminding outlines of BMW 2-series, however, was much lower and the mundane.
The official statements of BMW and Toyota representatives have confirmed that the new sports car is still under research and development stage. So in 2018 we can expect the appearance of two very different-looking cars, but with common roots.
Actual design of 2018 Toyota Supra is unknown yet. However, most experts agree that the new sports car will be largely be like or even completely repeating Toyota FT-1 concept car, appeared in 2014. Nevertheless, some sources claim that the size of the new car will be less than FT-1 as well as the previous generation of Supra.
As for the interior design, is not known too. We can only say with full confidence that it will be done according to the recent corporate style of Toyota and it will be less extreme and spartan than FT-1 concept interior.
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2018 Supra video
2018 Toyota Supra specs
New upcoming 2018 Toyota Supra will be built entirely on the new platform, developed jointly by BMW experts. In addition, the German engineers are also designing a new engine. More precisely, they will use already existing one, but with slight modifications. This is due to the fact that in Toyota’s engine range there is no proper engine for such car. Existing naturally-aspirated 2.0-liter boxer engines made in cooperation with Subaru is too underpowered for such car (even after turbocharging) as well as N / A V6 engines. V8 engines are too heavy and big. Lexus LFA’s V10 engine is too expensive.
There will be hybrid version, where all hybrid powertrain systems – electronics, electric motor and battery will be designed by Toyota.
Sources claimed that 2018 Supra will be available with two powertrains: with gasoline twin-turbo engine and hybrid one. Both will be based on 3.0 I6 twin turbocharged BMW engine. Standard model engine will produce 335 HP, while the hybrid powerplant with Li-ion battery will have total output of impressive 473 HP.
The estimated weight claim to be around 2,900 lbs for gasoline and less than 3,400 lbs for hybrid car.
Transmission details and car layout is unknown – it might be RWD or AWD as well.
2018 Toyota Supra images