335bhp and 0-62mph in 3.8sec are claimed for the new Toyota Supra
Statistics of upcoming sports car appear to have been leaked by Japanese media; Toyota won’t confirm if they’re legitimate
The 2019 Toyota Supra will have 335bhp, 332lb ft and a 0-62mph time of 3.8sec, according to leaked statistics from Japanese magazine Best Car.
If the leak is to be believed, the new Supra will be 4380mm long, 1855mm wide, 1290mm tall and will have a wheelbase of 2470mm. This is 140mm shorter, 45mm wider, 15mm taller and 80mm shorter than the previous Supra of 1993. At 1496kg, the new car is 14kg lighter than the previous Supra and 250kg heavier than the Toyota GT86.
Also shown is rendered styling of Toyota’s forthcoming sports car model, which is returning after an absence of 16 years. The images of the Best Car pages first appeared on fan site SupraMkV.com. The best hints we’ve had of the car’s styling come from a preview image of a Geneva-bound, motorsport-themed concept, as well as images of the car in development.
The Supra’s engine, a 3.0-litre, six-cylinder dual overhead cam unit, produces 335bhp at 5500rpm and 332lb ft of torque at 1380-5200rpm. It’s thought that an eight-speed torque-converter automatic gearbox will be used – both engine and gearbox are derived from BMW units, shared with the 2019 BMW Z4, with which the Supra was co-developed. Both cars sit on the same carbonfibre architecture.
It’s not yet known what the top speed of the Supra is. The reported 3.8sec 0-62mph time puts it in league with the PDK-equipped Porsche 911 Carrera S; the Toyota is 14kg lighter and has 85bhp less than the Porsche.
The car’s styling is already known to take considerable influence from Toyota’s FT-1 concept revealed at the 2014 Detroit motor show, with large air intakes dominating the front end and outlets at the rear flanking slimline tail-lights and a ducktail spoiler. The double-bubble roof, which can be seen in the preview image of Toyota’s upcoming concept, is also visible in the renders.
Toyota would not comment on the leak, neither confirming the legitimacy of the statistics nor dismissing them as false.