If it feels like the wind up to the reveal of the new Toyota Supra has been taking forever? That’s because the wind up to the reveal of the new Toyota Supra has, in fact, been taking forever.
Of course, one of the problems with such a protracted rollout is the potential for leaks, so while the wraps don’t officially come until the Detroit Auto Show next month, we’ve already seen the face of Toyota’s latest sports car. And for the record? We think it looks great.
The Supra was built in conjunction with BMW, in an arrangement similar to the Toyota-Subaru alliance that produced the 86 and the BRZ. That means all the running gear will come courtesy of the Germans, which has been a disappointment to fans of the legendary 2JZ engine. That mill made the original models a tuner’s dream, so much so that Supra chief engineer Tetsuya Tada has already addressed the fact that engine swaps are inevitable.
Fortunately, folks who don’t see themselves immediately yanking the motor from their brand-new car shouldn’t be too bummed.
In the top-spec Supra, power will come from a turbocharged 335-horsepower 3.0-liter inline-six, while the entry-level models will get a 262-horsepower 2.0-liter four cylinder. Down the line, there might be a hybrid component to the drivetrain, but there’s been no confirmation from Toyota on that as of yet.
Obviously, there are still plenty of things we don’t know about the next-generation Supra, including whether it’ll get a manual transmission, but we now know how it’ll sound, thanks to this new video from Toyota Europe. And in case you’re wondering? It’s supposed to be blurry — because we’re not supposed to know what the car looks like just yet.
Watch the video below to listen to the six-pot wail, and if you like what you hear, head to your local AutoNation Toyota dealer to find out how you can get one sooner rather than later.