WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- The fifth-generation (A90) Toyota Supra will be launched on Jan. 14 at the Detroit Auto Show.
- But a photo of a production 2020 Toyota Supra was found by the people at the SupraMKV forum just sitting in a transport container.
- No further information has been leaked about the sports car so far but car experts agree that the Supra will be a hit.
The Detroit Auto Show on Jan. 14 will showcase the fifth-generation (A90) Toyota Supra, but a leaked photo has been going the internet and car fanatics are getting excited. The people at the SupraMKV forum got a hold of a photo of a production 2020 Toyota Supra just sitting in a transport container.
No further details about the new Supra have been leaked, but there are details about the sports car that have been published. Tim Stevens, Roadshow’s Editor-in-Chief, had a chance to drive a camouflaged Supra in Spain, and he had tons of wonderful things to say about it, while also discovering that the sports car will actually have a center of gravity lower than the Toyota 86.
The 2020 Supra is expected to weigh in at less than 3,300 pounds –roughly 500 pounds heavier than the 86 — but if that extra weight is sitting lower, then seat-of-the-pants satisfaction should remain about as great as it has been with Toyota’s(and Subaru’s) current sports car, CNet reported.
One of the major setbacks about the 86 is that it lacks power from its flat four-cylinder engine. The Supra, on the other hand, has a turbocharged, 3.0-liter inline-six that can produce north of 350 horsepower.
The Mark IV Toyota Supra, which stopped production in 2002, also used a turbocharged straight-six, but that’s the only similarities, as the 2020 version is more European than Japanese. The new Supra, according to CNet, shares many parts underneath its skin with the new BMW Z4, will also be built alongside the Bimmer in Austria when production begins in the first half of next year.
According to Toyota, there was “no communication” with BMW after the initial groundwork for both cars was laid out in 2014.
The first production Toyota Supra will be auctioned off for charity like many coveted machines that boast a passionate enthusiast following. Toyota has yet to reveal which charity will benefit from the first Supra’s sale.