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2018 Toyota Supra spied on film at the Nürburgring

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The highly anticipated all-new Toyota Supra has been caught stretching its legs at the Nürburgring.

Co-developed with BMW, the Supra is expected to employ a hybrid all-wheel drive powertrain in range-topping guise, with lesser variants featuring inline four- or six-cylinder turbocharged petrol engines borrowed from BMW. The S55 twin-turbocharged inline-six that powers the BMW M3/M4 is also rumoured to be on the cards.

The Japanese sports car will share a common rear-wheel drive platform with the upcoming BMW Z5. Toyota will also draw upon BMW’s expertise in carbon fibre construction for its body, thanks to the Germans’ vast experience with the BMW i3, i8 and G12 7 Series.

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While the Supra will take on a coupe body style, the BMW Z5 will continue to be a convertible.

Like the Toyota 86/Subaru BRZ twins, the Supra will share almost all of its dashboard architecture with the BMW Z5, with only minor details to differentiate each model.

The Toyota Supra is expected to make its world debut in 2018, a year after BMW rolls out its Z5.

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