The new Toyota Supra made its grand return at the Geneva motor show on March 6th after being discontinued 16 years ago. Many people recognize this celebrated sports car from its first and most famous appearance in the original Fast and Furious movie back in 2009.
The Toyota model that appeared in Geneva is a modern racing concept and holds promise of bringing back the iconic sports car.
Though some motor show concepts don’t make it to fruition, Toyota confirms that there will be a car heading to dealerships in the future that will deliver the high performance of a sports car fit for the track or the road.
The concept car that debuted at the show was a compact two-door sports car, comprised of strong, lightweight materials, a front engine and a rear-wheel-drive make-up. Toyota didn’t reveal many specifications about this revived concept, but we do know that the dimensions of the car will be around 15 feet long, 6.72 feet wide, and 4.04 feet high. The Supra will also be powered by a 3.0-liter turbocharged engine paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission producing 335 horsepower and a 0-60-mph time of 3.8 seconds.
The Supra concept was developed in partnership with the new BMW Z4.
The technology in both cars is expected to be similar with the exception of the engine. The Z4 will be available in hardtop and soft-top, whereas the Toyota Supra is expected to be available as a hardtop only.
The Supra legend is expected to launch as a 2019 model, so we can look forward to its production debut later this year!