It's finally happening!
After years of rumours and speculations, the revived Toyota Supra is making a dynamic appearance at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. A near-production prototype of the Japanese sports car, dubbed A90, has made a demonstration run at the hill climb, hinting about its potential.
From what we are able to see, the man behind the steering wheel is definitely not pushing the showcar to its limits. Even so, we can clearly hear the nice exhaust sound of the 3.0-litre inline-six under the bonnet. Hopefully, the final production version will be much faster in corners, but – hey – this is still only a prototype, right?
Unfortunately, Toyota is still keeping full body camouflage and is not letting anyone see the final shapes of the new Supra. Also, the engine under the bonnet remains a mystery, but we already know a great deal about it.
According to a recent report, the new Supra will use a 3.0-litre BMW-sourced turbocharged powertrain, delivering 335 bhp and 369 pound-feet to the rear wheels through an automatic gearbox with two clutches. If that’s not enough power for your taste, a more powerful GRMN version will eventually join the range, as confirmed by Chief Engineer Tetsuya Tada.
An entry-level variant with a 2.0-litre turbo rated at 248 bhp is also rumoured to be on the drawing board. According to unconfirmed details, the revived sports car in V6 flavour will need just 4.5 seconds to hit 62 mph from a standstill.
We hope Toyota will finally reveal the Supra in full before the year’s end and order books should open early next year with prices reportedly starting at £48,000. Until then, enjoy the first dynamic appearance of the Supra at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Source: Toyota and Goodwood Festival of Speed on YouTube