The Toyota Supra has leaked ahead of its debut (again) – and it's gorgeous
Yes, yes, yes photos of the new Toyota Supra have been leaked… again. It would seem that Toyota Mexico has 'accidentally' leaked the promo video of the Supra on their Twitter account. This time however, we don't just see the front nose or the back – we see the full car.
You can tell Toyota is very serious about the new Supra, because at the start of the video, Akio Toyoda is making a statement that, and I quote, 'I think we need a Supra story again', which sounds like Toyota are bringing back the glory days of the nineties JDM car scene single-handedly.
After Toyoda-san's speech, we get to see the front of the Supra. The Supra pays tribute to the A80 Supra that went before with its extremely wide front end. To spice up the face of the Supra, Toyota have also given it some sexy lights and some front canards to make it look racier.
Up next we've got the shot where it shows us the front as well as the side of the Supra. The A90 in the promo video wears the same wheels as that of the famous prototypes that were tested by numerous journalists. Again, to go with the flow of the front fascia, some sideskirts lifted straight from Need For Speed Underground 2 are put on to make sure it appeals to the teenagers.
The side of the Supra follows the classic rule of 'long nose and short decklid' beautifully, with the proportions just right. In some ways it reminds me of the Aston Martin Vantage, which is definitely good for a car that's presumably not going to cost as much as an Aston. Look expensive is key in this sector and Toyota pulled it off wonderfully.
Round the back we see the Supra with number plates for the first time. Other than that, the rear lights are sexy like the front lights, as are those twin exhaust tips, which combined with the ducktail makes the Supra look like proper full-on sports car.
No other details on the Supra has been leaked apart from the exterior shots. However, from what we've known so far: BMW-sourced inline-six turbocharged engine with a ZF 8-speed, limited slip differential and a chassis shared with the Z4, this might look like an exact copy of its German brother. But Toyota has assured us that they haven't talked to BMW since the handover of the softwares and parts. So these two cars will be distinctively different. Apart from the engine note and the interior, obviously.
Credit: Toyota Mexico's Twitter
One thing's for sure: we can't wait for the official launch on 14 January. Because from what we've gathered, it's going to be a stunner, much like its predecessor. And it will shut purists up finally, which is a nice change.