October 31, 2018 By Eric Tipan

Toyota to unveil all-new Supra in Detroit

2020 Toyota Supra to make global debut at 2019 NAIAS in Detroit

Its return been often speculated and highly anticipated so the confirmation comes as no surprise but it validates what everyone has known for quite some time – Toyota will unveil the all-new Supra at the 2019 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, Michigan.

Toyota’s flagship sports car will in its fifth generation and it has been in development since 2012.

Known as the 2020 Supra, its model code is A80, which picks up where the A80 left of in 2002, the year Toyota stopped its production.

While it will be based in part on the BMW Cluster Architecture Platform, taking specific components from the Z4, it has been carefully calibrated by Toyota to ensure that it will have its own unique drive qualities.

It will come with a front-mounted inline six-cylinder that drivers the rear wheels. Center of gravity will be lower than the 86 and it will have a much shorter wheelbase than the 86.  Body rigidity will be the same as the Lexus LFA.

A version of it made an appearance as the ‘GR Supra Racing Concept’ at this year’s Geneva International Motor Show and more recently, covered in checkered camo, at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK.

The covers will come off the all-new Toyota Supra at the 2019 NAIAS in Detroit before it reaches worldwide markets in the first half of next year.

 

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