Brent Co / Carpix for AutoIndustriya.com | August 10, 2017 02:10
Supra seen its headlights revealed; 'leak' reveals engines, transmission
It has been a while since the 2018 Toyota Supra prototype was spotted testing. We haven't really seen or heard of Toyota's upcoming sports car until now. While much of the car is still covered in the camouflage, the headlights have now been revealed. It will be getting projector LEDs as shown in the photos sent to us by our eagle-eyed spies.
It's platform sibling, BMW's Z4 roadster successor was spotted last month showing most of its shape erstwhile camouflaged. Its debut has also been confirmed by BMW to be on August 17 at the Concours d' Elegance in Pebble Beach.
While the disguised prototype has shown most of its shape, we're still excited to see what they'll be uncovering next. What is certain is that it seems to have inherited a lot of the styling cues from the Toyota FT-1 Concept which was shown at the Philippine International Motor Show last year.
Perhaps the most interesting Supra news today would be a purportedly leaked document from BMW allegedly revealing its chassis code as 'J29' with three powertrain variants. It will only be mated to automatic transmissions, likely dual-clutch automatics like its Japanese rival - the Nissan GT-R.
If the document were to be believed, the upcoming Toyota Supra will be powered by 20i, 30i and 40i powertrains sourced from BMW for the European market, while the US market will only get 30i and 40i versions.
The 20i (B38) as found in other BMW models is a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbo that's expected to output at least 192 PS with 280 Nm of torque. The 30i (B48) will be powered by another 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbo with at least 251 PS and 336 Nm of torque. The 40i (B58) 3.0-liter straight-six turbo is expected to produce at least 340 PS and 500 Nm of torque.
Its BMW sibling coded 'G29' appears to be destined with the Z4 nameplate as revealed by the alleged official document. It will also come with 20i, 30i, 40i variants and an M40i version.
The 2019 Toyota Supra is expected to make its global debut at this year's Tokyo Motor Show.