In the last few years Toyota and BMW have been working together, and now these two companies work on the new platform, which will be used for new sports cars. There are rumors that the German automaker will use the platform for the new Z4, while Japanese producer wants to use it on its iconic Toyota Supra. This model was produced from 1978 to 2002 and it has a status of a legend. The new 2017 Toyota Supra will come in our near future, probably in 2016 as a 2017 model, and it will be a result of the cooperation between these two companies.
After waiting for more than a decade Toyota is finally going to release a new Supra. So far the company decided to stay quiet about the car as they don’t like speaking about the future. Despite that, the upcoming Toyota Supra has been spied numerous times and it looks more and more impressive as the time goes by.
A few days back the Supra was spied once again and this time around the car looked to be pretty much ready for production. This interior of this prototype was also spied which gives us a lot of information about the production car’s cabin. Let’s now take a closer look and see what Toyota is readying for us with the upcoming Supra.
Is there going to be a manual?
This has been the most asked question about the new Supra in the past few days. Why? Well, it seems the car may in fact be offered only with an automatic gearbox. The prototype had the same BMW gear level usually found in any other BMW car.
Even though it shares its chassis with the upcoming Z4, which will get a manual only on the base model, it seems Toyota might only come with an automatic due to the fact it will also get a much more powerful engine than its sibling. This will definitely help the car giving it better 0 to 60 times as well as better overall acceleration. However, an automatic gearbox also robs the driver from the fun of changing gears so it might become a problem for them if they decide not to go and release a manual.
The car’s exterior didn’t change much from the last test mules. In fact it still seems that in the front it will take quite a bit from the FT-1. The rear on the other hand will be a lot more conventional. Its roof-line has to be the most interesting thing about its interior.
The car gets a dual-canopy design with a roof-line similar to that of BMW’s older Z4 Coupe. The interior seems to be mostly identical to a BMW cabin. It has the same infotainment system with the iDrive controls being mounted right on the center console. The steering wheel seems identical to that found in the new Z4 while the seats seem to be the same as well.
2017 Toyota Supra Price and Release date
As we said, Toyota decided to not say anything about it. Despite that, considering the Supra will offer considerably more powerful than their other coupe, it is safe to assume it will be considerably more expensive too. The car will be released in the early 2018, more than 3 months later after the release of its sibling, the successor of the Z4.
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At this point, most of the informations are still on the level of rumors and speculations, since it is still to early for any official statement.
Exterior design of Toyota Supra 2017
As for the exterior, the new Toyota Supra will be based on FT-1 principe sport car. It will come with the same design language, but with a few modifications. It will come with a streamlined design and it will keep its sporty appearance.
This model will come with more air intakes, comparing with the previous model. They will certainly have an impact on car’s apearance, giving it a more striking look. The design of the new Supra definitelly follows perfectly the air around the car. The hood will also be a little longer.
Since the Supra is a sports car, it will be made of extra-light materials. To fully minimize its weight, the Supra will use a lot of carbon fiber, aluminum and HSS. It will probably have a similar light-weight way of building as in the BMW i8. Like its predecessor, this grand tourer will have 2+2 fastback body style.
Toyota Supra 2017 Interior
As for the interior, the new 2017 Toyota Supra will come with a minimalistic design. According to the designers, this is quite nesessary if you want to have a full driving experience. The interior will feel and look expensive.
The new 2017 Supra will come equipped with a 10-inch touch screen which will provide control of most of the car’s functions. The cabin will be covered with black leather, while the seats will be full-racing-car like. There will be good isolation to maintain the cabin quiet.
2017 Toyota Supra Engine
Engine wise, the new model will probably come with two types of engines. There will be a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine offered in three variants of power: 190 hp, 145 hp and 270 hp. The other option could be a 6-cylinder engine or a hybrid powerplant.
If it comes with the 6-cylinder engine, it will probably be mated with a manual 6-speed transmission, and if it comes with the hybrid engine then there could be 8- or even 10-speed automatic transmission.
|2017 Toyota Supra|
|Dimensions And Weight|
|Engine And Transmission|
|Engine type||4-cylinder engine|
|0-60 mph||5.5 sec.|
|Top speed||186 mph|
|PRICE RANGE: $50.120 – $54.995
Toyota Supra 2017 Price and Release date
The price for the new Toyota Supra 2017 will most likely be set at $50.120 – $54.995. The release date is still unknown, but it will most likely be presented to the public at one of the car shows in 2016. It will probably be available for sale by the end of 2016 or in early 2017.
2018 Toyota Supra Spy photo