UPDATE: Thanks to our eagle eyed readers and some other reports (found here), this is a totally bogus. Turns out this is just a compilation of the mark IV Supra brochure along with some enthusiast journals out of Japan. Massive bummer. Our original report is below.
Supra lovers rejoice, this could be our first glimpse into the revamped namesake. If this turns out to be true, you’re in for a treat.
According to reports, Japanese magazine Holiday Auto has just revealed what appeared to be an upcoming Supra brochure. Initially reported by our friends over at Motor 1, this claim turned out to be a bit misleading as it was in the magazine itself and not a separate brochure as we all thought. However, there are many goodies we can decipher from this.
The magazine seems to have some specifications for the new car. Here they are, unedited from Motor 1’s crack team of interpreters:
One of the pages of the brochure spills the beans about the technical specifications, such as the Supra’s dimensions: 4380 mm (172 inches) long, 1830 mm (72 inches) wide, 1280 mm (50 inches) tall, and with a wheelbase stretching at 2470 mm (97 inches). Depending on version, the new Supra will weigh between 1,350 and 1,430 kilograms (2,976 and 3,152 pounds) and will be available with 18- and 19-inch alloy wheels.
The entry-level version is going to be powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter gasoline engine delivering 192 horsepower (143 kilowatts) and 320 Newton-meters (236 pound-feet) of torque. A stronger configuration of the same mill will up the power ante to 252 hp (188 kW) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft). As for the range-topping model, it will use a larger six-cylinder 3.0-liter engine pushing out a healthy 340 hp (253 kW) and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft).
If this is any indication on performance, we should be getting a hot two seat sports car that will compete with anything in it’s class, no sweat. To me, those specs are aimed directly at the aging Nissan 370Z
Is This A “Coming Soon” Ad?
For those in the advertising industry, you all know what a “coming soon” ad is. It’s a teaser for something that will be released soon. In my no way expert opinion, this seems like a coming soon teaser ad specifically placed to generate interest and go viral. Things like this are placed throughout the media every day (I would know, I’ve written plenty of them) and are spotted by eagle eyed readers.
If this is a coming soon ad, it’s done its job. We’re all talking about it now.
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The Supra has been spied testing at the Nurburgring for some time now, as evidenced by the video below.
You can bet your sweet ass that we are excited for this car and if we have any further news, such as a release date or confirmed power output, we will update you as soon as possible.
Folks, the Supra is a legend and we’re getting closer to it’s rebirth. Get excited. The car world needs more sports cars.
(Source: Motor 1)