2019 Toyota Supra spotted up close around Nurburgring [video]

The much anticipated next-generation Toyota Supra has been spotted at the Nurburgring again. Due for launch later this year, the new Supra has been a regular visitor to the Green Hell but this time around it spent considerably longer time at the test track, refuelling a total of 4 times throughout the day.

The new Supra is co-developed with BMW where the latter will become the Z4 convertible. While both models will share the same platform, they will sport unique body work. Toyota also plans to offer the Supra with a range of engines, including one powered by a BMW-sourced six-cylinder unit with around 246kW. A hybrid version is also said to be in the cards.

Developed by Toyota’s chief engineer and the man behind the 86 sports car, Tetsuya Tada, the Supra will be exclusively offered with an automatic transmission, though it is unknown if it will be a dual clutch or torque converter gearbox. The sports car will also feature an ideal 50:50 weight distribution.

The motoring world was given a glimpse of the new Supra earlier this year when Toyota unveiled the GR Supra Racing Concept at the Geneva international motor show. The concept has already made its debut in the Gran Turismo video game where it weighs 1,243 kilograms and has an output of 440kW at 6,800 rpm and 697Nm of torque.

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