A90 Toyota Supra confirmed to debut with inline-six

Doris Richards
July 10, 2018

The manufacturer confirms that the new Supra will stay true to its heritage with a straight six mounted up front, driving the rear wheels.

Toyota Gazoo Racing created the GR Supra Racing Concept that was unveiled at the Geneva motor show as a pointer to the Supra production vehicle and a demonstration of how Toyota is applying expertise gained in motorsport to develop road cars.

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing is the organisation which spearheads Toyota's global sporting programme and the development of exclusive, performance-focused, GR-branded road cars, including the recently introduced Yaris GRMN.

The Supra will do without a manual gearbox option, instead rumoured to use an eight-speed automatic transmission. Although birthed from a joint project with the German automaker, the Supra will be 'very different' from the Z4 it is being developed with, said Supra chief engineer Tetsuya Tada.

Shown in the image above alongside the previous concept, the latest prototype is heavily camouflaged in a red, white, black, and grey camouflage wrap to disguise its form. In the FIA World Endurance Championship, TOYOTA GAZOO Racing achieved Toyota's first victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours with a one-two finish in this year's race and the N°8 TOYOTA TS050 Hybrid which claimed the historic victory will be on display in the competition paddock at Goodwood.

Now, with the showcasing of a production prototype at Goodwood Estate in south-east England, Toyota has confirmed that the new Supra is expected to go on sale internationally in the first half of 2019.

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