The upcoming Toyota Supra could have as much as 390lb ft and weigh 1500kg, Toyota’s chief engineer for the project, Tetsuya Tada, told Autocar at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, where the car has made its dynamic debut.
“I can’t disclose specific figures, but the output of this engine is on a par with that which we have with the F-Series from Lexus,” Tada said. The RC-F and GS-F make 389lb ft. He continued: “But you can imagine from seeing it that the car is light and compact – its wheelbase is even shorter than the GT86’s. It’s around 200-300kg lighter than the F-Series [which weighs around 1700-1800kg].”
This backs information recently leaked onto the web that claimed that the Supra will weigh 1496kg, making it 250kg heavier than the GT86 and 14kg lighter than the fourth-generation Supra, which went out of production in 2002. This would also make the car 14kg lighter than a PDK-equipped Porsche 911 Carrera S, with which the Supra's expected 0-62mph time of 3.8sec would make it most comparable.
We’ll see the new Supra in finished form very early in 2019, prior to production starting in the spring. It comes alongside a new BMW Z4 as the result of a technical partnership between the two companies.
The Supra will have a turbocharged straight-six engine driving its rear wheels and “a limited-slip differential and 50:50 weight distribution,” according to Tada.