2017 Toyota Supra News, Price and Performance – Toyota and BMW collaborate on brand-new sports automobile platform the 2017 Toyota Supra. This platform will be made use of in the future by Toyota for a Supra successor 2017 Supra. The BMW does not discuss its strategies so we can only presume that it will certainly use the platform for a Z4 replacement. The new Toyota Supra 2017 has been previewed prior to by the Toyota FT-1 concept vehicle. The release date is still unidentified however we expect its launching before 2017.
Toyota President and CEO Akio Toyoda is a true performance car enthusiast, having himself piloted a Lexus LF-A in one of numerous entries in the prestigious annual 24 Hours Nurburgring endurance race. As head honcho of the world’s largest automaker, his credo in recent years has been to bring the passion back to a company that has become known for cars that are durable, but more appliances than real performance machines.
2017 Toyota Supra News, Price and Performance
After the well-received Scion FR-S/Toyota GT-86 proved the company is still capable of building the type of grin-inducing rides it was famous for in the 1980s and 1990s, Toyota now sets its sights on something bigger, bolder and more powerful: the next-generation Toyota Supra.
Our first preview of what Toyota has in store came in the form of the wild FT-1 Concept, a futuristic take on an ultra-high-performance sports car pulling design touches from Formula 1, the Mark IV Supra and even the classic Toyota 2000GT. While the FT-1 was a design study and has not been directly greenlit for production, it does give our best indication yet of what the new Supra could look like.
Toyota has partnered with BMW in a technology sharing agreement to develop the new sports car alongside the replacement for BMW’s aging Z4. While this is happening behind closed doors, early indications point toward a BMW-sourced turbocharged inline-six, an engine configuration shared with the legendary 1990s-era Supra that is still the most desirable of all modern Toyotas.
With a front-mid-engine design and rear-wheel-drive, the new Supra will be a performance car through and through, though will be closer in pricing and specs to Nissan’s 370Z than to that brand’s $100,000-plus halo model in the GT-R. But Toyota is aiming for something a little more up-market than the Z, with pricing expected to ring in between $40,000 and $50,000. Styling should be toned down somewhat from the wild FT-1 Concept, but should feature a similar F1-inspired nose and Mark IV Supra design flourishes to go along with a modern, driver-focused cockpit.
Mum’s the word on exactly when this car will reach dealers, but it will be in 2016 at the earliest as either a 2017 or 2018 model. We couldn’t be more excited to see how Mr. Toyoda’s vision of returning Toyota to its former high-performance glory shakes out, and we’ll keep you updated with any more info as soon as it rolls in.
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