The Toyota GR Supra Racing Concept Turns Heads in Geneva



 

 

After a few weeks of teasing hints and camouflage photos, Toyota finally took the wraps off of their Supra concept at the Geneva Motor Show--and it wasn't what people were expecting.

And that's because of showing off a cushy, comfortable coupe ready to buy, Toyota choose to deliver a race-spec GR Supra Racing Concept, complete with a Formula 1-inspired front end, a massive rear wing, and huge side air intakes.

The brand explained why creating a race car first--before a production road car--was the right choice:

"Its development is true to the belief of Kiichiro Toyoda, founder of the car company, that participation in motorsport provides the challenges of performance and durability that can directly help develop better cars, while at the same time generating interest and excitement among motoring fans."

So, we might not have a road-ready car in our hands just yet, but there's still plenty to be excited about.

 

Quick Facts About the Upcoming 2019 Toyota Supra

  • The Toyota Supra will come in only a hardtop configuration--could a convertible top be available sometime in the future?
  • We may see a 2019 Toyota Supra release date of mid-winter or spring of 2019
  • This Toyota sports car was built in collaboration with BMW
  • Sources report that the 2019 Toyota Supra is expected to come standard with a 3.0-liter six-cylinder turbocharged engine, paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission
  • Those same sources estimate a power output of 335 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque
  • With these numbers, the new 2019 Toyota Supra could achieve a 0 - 60 time of just 3.8 seconds
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