The 2019 Toyota Supra finally has an unveiling date.
It’s been a slow burn with the new Supra. With Toyota providing teaser renderings throughout 2017, then spy photos in camouflage for most of 2018, leaked specs earlier in the year, and swirling rumors from the very beginning, the Japanese carmaker is really drawing this one out.
But now, thanks to a Supra enthusiast site, we know when we’ll finally get to see the production model car: at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show.
From SupraMKV comes a forum post that shows Toyota Germany confirming the date for an impatient Supra fan. And let’s be honest, we really can’t blame people for getting a little impatient at this point.
In addition to the official unveiling, German citizens also can now reserve their very own Supra thanks to a new website from Toyota Germany. There’s still no word from Toyota USA when we’ll be able to pre-order Supras here, but that’s likely to come closer to the Detroit Auto Show.
We finally got a good look at the Supra at last summer’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, where Toyota brought a test mule covered in the red, black, and white livery used by their Gazoo racing team. While the persistent use of camouflage was annoying, agents on the ground were at least able to spot a few key components, and they seemed to share a lot with the BMW M4.
Brakes, tires, windshield, and even the interior heads-up-display all share specs with the BMW M4, with the brakes having the same 4-piston calipers and the same rotors as the German performance coupe. We already know that the Supra will use a BMW-sourced B58 3.0-L turbo inline 6-cylinder engine, but it looks like the crossover of technology will go much further than that.
Thanks to earlier leaks, we know the Supra will get 335 hp, 332 lb-ft of torque, weigh 3,300 lbs, and have an 8-speed automatic transmission. Performance specs are still a mystery, but we can bet for a high 4-second 0-60 time and a quarter-mile clocking in around 12-13 seconds.
Expect more info to be confirmed when the Supra finally takes off the camouflage at the Detroit Auto Show.