New Toyota Supra to debut in Detroit, due in Australia Q2 2019

Toyota has confirmed that the next-generation Supra will make its global debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January next year.

The much-anticipated sports car is also slated for launch in Australia in the second half of 2019, signalling the return of the Supra nameplate down under since the A80 Supra was last sold 2002.

Known as the A90, the new model will share a drivetrain and basic underpinnings that are closely linked to the new BMW Z4.

Toyota has confirmed that Australian Supra models will, upon launch, sport a 3.0-litre inline-six fitted with a twin-scroll turbocharger. Power and torque figures are said to be at least 220kW and 450Nm respectively, which should help it complete the 0-100km/h sprint in well under five seconds, according to Toyota.

A Supra prototype has already appeared in front of fans at events this year. In July, it made its international debut in prototype form at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK. Earlier this month, Supra also took part in a VLN Endurance Championship race at the Nürburgring in Germany, completing the race as part the vehicle’s development program.

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