The much-anticipated launch of a prototype for the new Toyota Supra at the Goodwood Festival of Speed is only hours away. Toyota is teasing the sports coupe's look by showing heavily camouflaged versions, but a pair of renderings strips off the concealment to show how we think the road-going model might look.
These images line up closely with what's visible in Toyota's teaser and spy shots. The new Supra features a fairly rounded overall aesthetic that creates a connection with the look of the famous fourth-generation model. The front fascia features three, large inlets. A curved centre section of the nose draws viewers' eye to the area between the headlights. A long, gently sculpted bonnet leads back to a swept-back windscreen and a double-bubble roof. Skinny vents ahead of the swollen wings at the front and rear add sporty cues. The tail features an integrated ducktail spoiler and triangular LED taillights.
Gallery: 2019 Toyota Supra teasers
Toyota now confirms long-standing rumours that the 2019 Supra is available with an inline-six powerplant. The mill is reportedly a 3.0-litre inline-six that the Japanese automaker sources from BMW. The engine allegedly produces around 335 bhp and 369 pound-feet of torque in this application. Leaked specs suggest the coupe can reach 60 mph in 4.5 seconds. Folks in the United States are likely looking at a starting price of £48,000. Earlier reports point to the possibility of a less expensive variant with a 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder making 248 bhp.
Unfortunately, Toyota says that the Supra coming to Goodwood is just a prototype and not the full production version. The spy shots tell us that this is very close to what the model coming to dealers looks like. At least Goodwood offers a chance to see the machine on the move. If these variants of the Supra don't sound quick enough for your liking, chief engineer Tetsuya Tada says that a more powerful GRMN version is in the preparatory stages.