Our favorite render thus far– mostly because of that spoiler, just like the original
Any true JDM fan knows the new 2018 Toyota Supra won’t even be close to comparable to the MkIV and the 2JZ-GTE but, nonetheless, we are still super excited for its release. It’s been a long time coming– it has about 7 years since Toyota first started talking about bringing the iconic sports car back, to be exact, and with the recent release of the new NSX, it couldn’t be a better time to do so.
Years ago, renders of the new Supra were very futuristic-looking and, to us, none of them really payed enough tribute to the legendary original. Its said that the MkV will take multiple design cues from Toyota’s FT-1 concept car and, as the development has progresses and we grow closer to 2018, it seems the exterior might just be finally coming together.
That roofline, though
Of course, every single spy shot thus far has showed us nothing more than a car covered in some crazy camo, but yet again, the glorious people of the internet have brought us some pretty amazing renders of what this thing could actually look like. The team at SupraMKV has even created some new renders combining three shots from recent spy photos and some details brought from the Toyota FT-1.
For years now, it has been said that the MarkV will be housing a twin-turbo V6 codenamed “934F” and to be honest, we have absolutely no reason to doubt this. Some sources that have seen the prototypes in action even say it sounds like a 6-cyl, but have not heard anything that points towards a forced induction powerplant. There are also rumors that Toyota will be partnering with BMW when it comes to what’s going under the hood, which is an exciting possibility. A not-so-exciting rumor possibility, though, is that this long-awaited return will come to us in a hybrid form. Ew! Well, if the hybrid-version is the real deal, it will most likely be developed later in production– so lets hope that doesn’t happen too soon.
The chart shows a 192 horsepower 2.0-liter entry-level version, a 252 horsepower mid-grade version, and a top-of-the-line 340 horsepower 3.0-liter six-cylinder version.
But, the latest piece of news regarding the MkV Supra is this mysterious “brochure”. Allegedly, it the upper right corner shows three different power levels to be offered (in Japanese, of course, so we can’t confirm it) and shows the tagline “Fun to drive, again.” …Yeah, especially fun when compared to these other cars Toyota has been producing as of late. But, it turns out the brochure is actually a spread in a Japanese magazine, Holiday Auto, and isn’t from Toyota– which is actually great news, because according to the spread, the top-of-the-line model will only be pushing a mere 340 horsepower.
The best news, though, is we will have some definite news coming straight from Toyota somewhat soon. According to multiple reports, Toyota will showcase a near-production version of the new Supra at the Toyko Motor Show this October. Then, soon after, the production model will supposedly be released in 2018.