Toyota Supra Reportedly Debuting This October

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The wait is almost over for Toyota’s next sports car.

According to Japan’s Best Car magazine, the Japanese automaker will debut the long-awaited Toyota Supra successor at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show. Reports surrounding the car have been heating up the past few months, with spy photographers catching Toyota testing a prototype, all but confirming it’s getting ready to debut. Unfortunately, it rumors say it will be a Supra concept debuting at Tokyo, but we expect it to closely resemble the production model.

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Joining the Supra Concept will be the Toyota S-FR and Corolla GTI concepts, neither of which are significantly exciting to enthusiasts when you’re comparing them to the Supra. Mostly everything we know about the Supra is based on rumors, but we do know it will ride on a sports car platform co-developed with BMW. BMW will take advantage of the platform to build the Z5, a convertible sports car serving as a successor to the Z4.

Some suggest Toyota will turn to a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with around 255 horsepower for the entry-level Supra model, while a 3.0-liter turbo V6 will be on the flagship model offering around 340 hp. Both powertrains will be paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission, while a 2.5-liter hybrid variant should join the lineup a year after the initial launch.

[Source: Car and Driver]

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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