A four-cylinder Toyota Supra will arrive alongside the six-cylinder model, the Japanese automaker has confirmed.
Road & Track recently dug up a transmission catalog document that detailed the two different powertrains that will be available on the A90 Supra: a 2.0-liter four-cylinder making 261 hp and paired with an eight-speed ZF automatic, and a 3.0-liter inline-six making 335 hp and also paired with the ZF eight-speed. Tetsuya Tada confirmed the document’s validity in an interview with the publication over the weekend, also saying that the 2.0-liter model will have “much better weight distribution,” than the 3.0-liter model and sharper handling.
Additionally, Tada said the four-cylinder Supra is perfect for those who may want to swap a 2JZ into the new Supra, as it will be less expensive than the six-cylinder. Based on that comment, it seems Toyota is developing the A90 Supra with the aftermarket in mind – which will be wonderful news for Supra fans that were hoping to tune the vehicle or take it to the drag strip or race track.
The engine and transmission won’t be the only components on the A90 Supra from the BMW catalog. The brakes are suspected to be from the current 5-Series, according to R&T, and most of the interior components should also be straight from the Bavarian automaker.
The Toyota Supra will debut in an official capacity in early 2019. We’ll bring you more news on the highly anticipated sports car as it becomes available.
[Source: Road & Track]
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