If in the old days Toyota had a partnership with Subaru where they would have their own cars that almost seemed like twins, Toyota has now a partnership with BMW.
According to several rumors, while BMW is helping Toyota with the chassis and powertrain, Toyota is helping BMW to adapt hybrid powertrains and advanced electronics.
So, the new 2018 Toyota Supra should share the platform with the BMW Z4 (or the Z5, according to some other rumors), but they won’t have similar vehicles.
So, what can you expect from the new 2018 Toyota Supra?
2018 Toyota Supra Release Date
We believe that the 2018 Toyota Supra is still a concept and that it will take a while to get to the market. So, we should be able to see it debut before 2018.
Make sure to check here the various car makes and models to know what you can expect in the near future.
2018 Toyota Supra Price
There isn’t much to rely the price on since Toyota didn’t give us any numbers. However, taking into consideration the rest of the sports cars, we can expect that the 2018 Toyota Supra should be no less that $50,000 to $60,000.
2018 Toyota Supra Redesign and Changes
Despite the fact that there aren’t many details available, we are relying on the expert’s opinions. According to them, the new 2018 Toyota Supra should look very similar to the Toyota FT-1 concept car that was debut in 2014.
The size of the 2018 Toyota Supra should also decrease when compared with both the FT-1 as well as with the previous generation of the Supra.
2018 Toyota Supra Video
2018 Toyota Supra Specs
The new 2018 Toyota Supra will be using a completely new platform designed by BMW. In exchange, BMW is the one responsible for the engine that we’re going to have on the 2018 Toyota Supra.
Instead of building a completely new engine, BMW is going to take one engine they already have and will make the necessary improvements to make it better. The reason why Toyota is going with BMW for the engine is because they don’t have one that can suit the needs of the new 2018 Toyota Supra. The naturally-aspirated 2.-liter boxer engine they made with Subaru is very underpowered for the 2018 Toyota Supra and the same happens with the V6 engines. The V8 engines they have are too big and heavy, and the V10 engine that Lexus use is too expensive.
With the release of the new 2018 Toyota Supra, you can also expect to see a hybrid version where all the hybrid powertrain systems (electric motor, battery, and electronics) will be designed by Toyota.
According to most rumors, you should get two options under the hood. Supra may come with a gasoline twin-turbo and a hybrid one. They are both having the 3.0-liter I6 twin turbocharged from BMW as a base. This engine is capable of producing 335 of horsepower. In the case of the hybrid powerplant, you can count with a total output of about 473 of horsepower.
In terms of the transmission, the 2018 Toyota Supra will use, we are expecting to see an 8 or a 10-speed automatic transmission.
2018 Toyota Supra Interior
Despite the details don’t abound here as well, we are expecting to see some leather seats as well as chrome finishes. These will give a luxury sense to the 2018 Toyota Supra.
We are also expecting for at least an upgrade of the infotainment system as well as a better steering wheel that has a better response and with a firmer grip.