Production-spec fifth-gen Toyota Supra snapped

Ruben Fields
December 16, 2018

We're excited to see the new Toyota Supra.

As expected, the front end stands true to the FT-1 concept that broke covers almost half a decade ago and it was captured without any bodily disguise on a transport truck.

While the central nose section is a little less pronounced, and it lacks the fans behind its oversized air intakes, the production Supra features a floating F1-style wing within the lower grille as well as vertical inlets besides the headlamps to cool the brakes and improve aerodynamics by reducing turbulence in the wheel well.

The lucky winning bidder for the new Toyota Supra will also get some unique touches for their auto.

2020 Toyota Supra leaked

The Supra is slated to make its global debut at the upcoming Detroit Autoshow in January 2019, where the world will hopefully be filled in on details of the powertrain. At the 2019 Barrett-Jackson's annual auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, Toyota will be auctioning off the very first new Supra, model #001. The auto will carry VIN number 20201, will come in a matte gray exterior with red mirror caps, a red leather interior, and matte black wheels. This means BMW's turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder and 3.0-liter inline-six will rest under the hood when it launches next summer. On the inside, it will reportedly feature red leather and a plaque certifying it as the first production unit. Whatever the special treatment will be, Toyota promises the prototype "will be representative of the actual production vehicle that will be delivered in the first half of 2019".

Drive will be sent to the rear wheels through an 8-speed ZF automatic transmission; there's also talk of Toyota developing their own manual gearbox to provide a more enthusiast-oriented experience.

Proceeds will go to the American Heart Association and the Bob Woodruff Foundation, which helps military veterans and service members as well as their families.

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