The 2020 Toyota Supra is set to be unveiled at the North American International Auto Show next month, but it appears the company has accidentally spoiled the surprise.
According to a member of the SupraMKV forums, Toyota Germany sent these two images after they signed up to join the Supra waiting list. We attempted to replicate the scenario, but our confirmation e-mail only included two camouflaged pictures of the car.With that caveat out of the way, let’s examine the photos. The front of Supra features three large air intakes and a set of slender LED headlights. We can also see a front splitter and canards which were revealed by an uncamouflaged model earlier this month.Moving further back, we can see front fender vents and a rakish windscreen. The Supra also features a double bubble roof, aerodynamic side skirts and lightweight wheels that are backed up by a high-performance braking system.Behind the muscular haunches is a sporty rear end which has a prominent spoiler and slender taillights. We can also see an aggressive rear bumper with an integrated diffuser and an F1-inspired central brake light. Other notable features include a dual exhaust system and rear canards.While the latest batch of photos doesn’t show the interior, we have a pretty good idea of what to expect thanks to numerous leaks and spy photos. Drivers will sit behind a three-spoke steering wheel and find themselves facing a digital instrument cluster. Owners will also find slender air vents, a free-standing infotainment system and a number of metallic accents.Toyota has been tight-lipped on technical specifications, but Supra chief engineer Tetsuya Tada has already confirmed the car will be powered by a BMW-sourced engine as inline-sixes are one "non-negotiable attribute" about the car. In the BMW Z4 M40i, the engine produces 382 hp (284 kW / 387 PS) and 369 lb-ft (500 Nm) of torque. This enables the roadster to run from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in just 4.4 seconds.We can also expect adaptive dampers and an electric limited slip rear differential. The model is also slated to have a 50/50 weight distribution and a body that is nearly as rigid as the Lexus LFA.*Update – Of course, we knew we hadn’t heard or seen the last of the Supra-leaks, and indeed, Toyota Mexico itself spilled more beans tonight by (mistakenly?) Tweeting a revealing video of the rear-wheel drive sports coupe on the move. Our friends at Jalopnik grabbed some schreenshots too, which we’ve shared below, in case, you know, someone removes the Tweet. ¡Llegó nuestro nuevo #Supra a Japón!, y esta es la historia que nos cuenta #AkioToyoda sobre su regreso. pic.twitter.com/VXW6KlhOfG— Toyota México (@ToyotaMex) January 11, 2019.