Marcus De Guzman / Toyota | July 18, 2018 10:44
Toyota to slap on a four-cylinder turbo for the all-new Supra
It's been a long time coming but after years of not having a successor to the revered MkIV (A80) Supra, Toyota is set to debut the all-new fifth generation model.
While we have yet to see the all-new Supra without a camo livery, Toyota did bring it to this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed to show the car's capability. Purported to produce over 300 PS from a BMW-derived TwinPower Turbo inline-six, it's safe to say that the A90 Supra will have the necessary get-up and go when it officially hits the road.
In a new report however, the new Supra will also be available with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine. According to Road & Track, new documents originating from transmission builder ZF stated that the Supra will also be powered by a 2.0-liter turbo inline-four. It will supposedly put out 265 PS and is based off BMW's B48 engine. Meanwhile, the bigger 3.0-liter turbo inline-six will produce 340 PS. A ZF eight-speed automatic will be the sole transmission option for the all-new Supra.
Tetsuya Tada, chief engineer for the new Supra, confirmed to Road & Track that the A90 will indeed be available with a smaller four-cylinder turbo engine. He even went to say that the smaller engine has better weight distribution than the six-cylinder model. This comes as a stark contradiction to what Toyota already stated earlier about the inline-six Supra's 50:50 weight distribution.
Should you plan to slap on the purist's motor of choice (AKA the 2JZ-GTE), here's what Tada-san had to say: “Please, buy the four-cylinder Supra. it will be cheaper”. Coming straight from the man himself, I'd say Tada-san knows how to please the aftermarket enthusiasts.
Let's hope that we'll only have to wait for a few more months before Toyota finally debuts the A90 Supra in its purest form.
Source: Road & Track