The rumour mill for the highly-anticipated second generation Toyota Supra was sent into overdrive last night when Japanese publications Mag X and Car Keys reported that the new Supra will feature a twin-turbo V6.
In similar fashion to the joint Project between Toyota and Subaru that gifted the automotive world with the Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ twins, German Manufacturer BMW is joining forced with Toyota to create a new BMW Z5 and Toyota Supra. The revival of the legendary Toyota Supra was all-but-confirmed in June when Toyota registered the ‘Supra’ name with the European Union Intellectual Property Office.
The new twin-turbocharged V6 engine is expected to produce 300kW of power and 400Nm of torque. Early speculation suggests that the engine will be aided with an electric compressor to combat lag and improve responsiveness.
Last sold in 1998, the hiatus of the Supra has led to a cult like following all over the world. One of the most modified and celebrated Japanese sports cars has found a home on the drift circuit and on the drag strip with every imaginable modification leading to some of the most powerful modified cars on the road.
Taking inspiration from the FT-1 concept car, the Toyota Supra has evoked strong interest from Supra enthusiasts. The FT-1 is set to go head-to-head with the Nissan GTR and Honda NSX for Japanese supercar dragging rights, however, if the Honda NSX’s asking price of more than $400,000 AUD is anything to go by, we expect a rivalry with the GTR to be more pertinent to prospective buyers.