The 2017 Toyota Supra will be a sports car created by a collaboration between Toyota and BMW. Toyota will take care of its hybrid technology options while BMW will look into the prototype’s engine and chassis. The car may share the same platform with Toyota 86 but will not look the same. Also, there have been speculations that the model will use Toyota vehicle FT1 concept, but reliable sources indicate otherwise. Therefore, this is what the new Supra should look like:
Dimensions: It could be a bit longer than its older supra with the new supra measuring 4500 mm or less while the older one being 4521 mm. It might also have a bigger length of about 1840 mm or less while its previous version measured 1811. It could also have a greater height than its predecessor measuring 1340mm or less while the older one was 1275mm. It could also have a shorter wheelbase of 2500mm or less while its previous version measured 2550mm.
Weight: The new Supra should be lightweight similar to the BMW i8 meaning its body material will use materials like carbon fiber, HSS, and Aluminum.
The concept of a more powerful engine implies the 2017 Toyota-supra’s engine will be a hybrid powerplant or an inline 6-cylinder Turbo. The engine will likely be an integration of the BMW the 2.0 L turbo 4-cylinder and the inline 6-cylinder turbo. So if it will use the 6-inline cylinder it will have 6- speed manual transmission but if it will use the hybrid prototype it will have an 8 to 10- automatic speed transmission. Therefore, since the engine likely comes with an electric motor, it should lead to a 470HP or more.
The new supra has a promising performance with possibilities of having three electric engines with two mounted on the front wheels while the other one on the back together with the engine on gasoline. In fact, the performance promises a hybrid powertrain.
Interior and Exterior Design
The interior is quite similar to the formula design with two seats made of comfortable and refined upholstery. The overall interior modification will come with a futuristic and modern design. The exterior design will have the sporty, streamlined and Porsche look similar to the FT-1 principle Toyota car. The car will adopt a frame-based format instead of the monocoque design. It should have rear lights, LED lights, two doors, dual exhaust pipes and sleek contours.
2017 Toyota Supra Price
The price could range from a modest neighborhood price of $45,000 to $55,000.
One thing is clear, the new supercar is yet to be unrivaled.