Toyota will be the first to reveal its new sports car on a platform shared with BMW when it unveils the new Supra at the Geneva Motor Show in March.
Both the Supra and the new BMW Z4 will be built in Austria by Magna Steyr. Toyota’s car is a smaller coupe with shorter overhangs and more sharply sloped roofline compared to BMW’s side of the jointly-developed project, the Z4 roadster. Prototypes also show a fixed rear wing and a dual exhaust system, similar to the one on the GT86.
Judging by the camouflaged shapes at the front, the production Supra will borrow the FT1 concept’s strong centre nose, flanked by large air intakes. The long bonnet could be hiding a turbocharged BMW-sourced six-cylinder petrol engine. However, some reports also say the Japanese engineers could install a hybrid system, as a new hybrid turbo engine is under development at the company. – BD Motor News (Pic: Spiedbilde/Brian Williams Photography)