The covers have been ripped off of the all-new fifth generation Toyota Supra and although it is being touted as a sportscar in its purest form, we would hardly call it breathtaking... Revealed at the Detroit motor show, the production car looks very similar to the concept shown at last year’s Geneva motor show. Its proportions have been inspired by the iconic 2000GT – the newbie gets a long bonnet and short deck while it rides on 19in alloy wheels as standard and features a double-bubble roof while Toyota says the vents and creases are functional. Interesting, it measures 4,379mm long, 1,292mm high and 1,854mm wide which means it is longer, lower and wider than the Toyota 86 which it’ll likely do battle with.
The interior is designed around a set of race-inspired seats, and it features a set of digital dials. Developed alongside the BMW Z4 (it shares the same platform), it looks like Munich’s parts bin was raided pretty hard; the infotainment screen, gear lever, iDrive-style click wheel and climate controls look very familiar indeed.
Packing a turbocharged straight-six that makes 335bhp, the rear-wheel drive Supra comes mated to an eight-speed ZF automatic gearbox. There’s no manual version – for now, but we believe that will change in the near future – and it can hit 0-100kph in 4.3 seconds and has an electronically limited top speed of 250kph.