NEWS: Toyota teases MkV Supra

Toyota tweeted a dark image today of what is almost certainly the fifth-generation Supra. After not showing up at the Tokyo, Los Angeles or Detroit motor shows like it was rumored to, it looks as if it will make its public debut next month. 

From the teaser image we can see it has the double bubble roof and ducktail of the Toyota FT-1 Concept shown at Detroit way back in 2014. Not seen on the FT-1 or any of the camouflaged test mules in the intervening years is a large GT-style wing. Either this is the Gazoo version or it will debut in race guise before the production car, recalling the dramatic introduction of of the Kenmeri Skyline GT-R in 1972.

Adding to the mix, a user on the SupraMarkV forums posted the specs today, as leaked to Japan’s Best Car magazine, and helpfully put a side-by-side comparison with the MkIV. If the numbers are true, then the MkV will be 80 mm (3.2 in) shorter in wheelbase, 135 mm (5.4 in) shorter overall, 44 mm (1.7 in) wider, 25 mm (1 in) taller, and 74 kg (177 lb) lighter.

There was a recent rumor that the car may not be called the Supra, but that seems to be put to rest according to the caption that accompanied Toyota’s tweet:

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At the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, a modern racing concept signals Toyota’s commitment to bring back to market its most iconic sports car. Get the full scoop on March 6th at 3:45 a.m. EST

Looks like we’ll know more details in less than a month.

Images courtesy of Toyota.

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