The all-new Toyota Supra has been spied undergoing tests ahead of a potential debut sometime in 2017.
These latest spy shots show a Supra prototype sporting an early draft of its production bodywork. The Supra was also spied earlier this year, however this round of photos show a car much further along in its development.
The new Supra, expected to go on sale in 2018, is the result of a partnership between Toyota and BMW. Rumors suggest BMW will lend its six-cylinder turbocharged engine to the project, however a hybrid powertrain consisting of a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine and two electric motors has also been floated.
These photos also show a front end inspired by the Toyota FT1 concept along with a small fixed rear wing out and a dual exhaust system out back. The taillights are also similar to those seen on the FT1 and pay subtle homage to the much-loved fourth-generation Toyota Supra’s rear lights.
BMW is expected to debut a Z5 roadster riding on the same platform as the 2018 Supra. It’s expected to serve as a pure and attainable sportscar, while the Supra will be Toyota’s halo model and may even be packed with different hybrid technology developed by the Japanese automaker.
Magna Steyr will allegedly handle the assembly of both the Toyota and BMW models in Austria, with manufacturing scheduled to start in 2018.