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Toyota Supra to Finally Launch at Geneva Motor Show

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The Toyota FT-1 Concept at NAIAS

The long-awaited, next-generation Toyota Supra is finally set to launch at the upcoming 2018 Geneva Motor Show—and there won’t be just the one, but rather four different models in various states of tune.

According to Auto Express, there will be a basic Supra, a Supra GR, a Supra GR Sport, and a Supra GRMN, with a price gap between the base model and the top-of-the-line model likely to be significant. “GR” stands for “Gazoo Racing,” Toyota’s motorsports arm, while “GRMN” stands for “Gazoo Racing Masters of Nürburgring.”

As had been hinted in 2017, the sports car—which was jointly developed with BMW—won’t boast the Toyota badge but rather the Gazoo Racing nameplate. While the BMW will be offered as a convertible, the Supra will be hardtop only.

Related: The Yaris is the first Toyota model to get a GRMN variant

So far, however, that’s all we know—but it’s nice that the multi-year rumor mill is finally coming to a close and that the news seems to have veered toward reveal reports rather than pure speculation about powertrains and whether the car would exist in the first place.

That means that while we know there will be four Supra variants, we aren’t even close to knowing what will be inside them. According to The Drive, a document alleged to be leaked from BMW suggested there would be a four-cylinder engine available in the Supra but no manual transmission—yet a different source, which cited a Toyota engineer, claimed a manual Supra would actually be produced and that one of the engines would be a twin-turbocharged V6 with more than 400 horsepower.

For our part, it seems unlikely that the new Supra wouldn’t feature at least one model with an available manual transmission. But with the reveal just a few weeks away, it’s best to stop speculating and to just wait.

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News Sources: Auto Express, The DriveNext-Article-Button

  • Ed Collins

    If that photo is what it is going to look like, I don’t want one. That thing is hideous. I’ll stick with my Nissan 370z, thank you very much.

    • Johnn

      What are you talking about? It looks better… The “Z” is dying out. the last great Z produced was the twin turbo 300zx..

  • John

    What are you talking about? It looks better… The “Z” is dying out. the last great Z produced was the twin turbo 300zx.

    • Ed Collins

      There is no way that thing looks better than a 370z.

      Nothing lasts forever. Some day Nissan will indeed cease production on the 370. And so yes, after about a ten year run, I will agree it is “dying out.” But the reason the 370z has been around for about ten years…with virtually NO change… is because it’s a great car. It’s by far the best “bang for buck” sports car out there. The styling alone is uncompromised and incomparable to anything close to its class. Nissan did a great job in refining and improving upon the 350z. It is very fast and handles like a dream.

      The 300zx was a great car too.

      • John

        Well it comes down to opinion.

        The 370 is nothing more than a more “defined” 350. It’s basically the same car with a few more horses and few changes to the suspension. But, I do agree it is a good drivers car. I’m just hoping the new “supra” lives up to the old legend with a reasonable price 60k or so.