The time has come to finally see the taillights of the very much anticipated 2019 Supra car. Earlier on in August last year, the closest thing we saw was a camouflaged 2019 Supra prototype. It had a pair of production LED headlights that had a thin LED strip to improve the daylight visibility.
The taillights have a flattened teardrop graphic, which makes this model’s graphics almost similar but with a modern twist to that of GT86. However, it is important to note that we cannot be sure if GT86 was used as a benchmark in the making of the new Supra.
The new Supra is associated with a lot of uncertainty. Even though it is closely related to the new BMW Z4, it only comes with an automatic transmission unlike the BMW Z4.
It is also rumored that the 2019 Supra will not be badged as a Toyota. It could be sold under the Gazoo racing brand, which will be a branch of Toyota. This will be done during the launch of high performance Gazoo division of Toyota.
Shigeki Tomoyama, the person in charge of the Gazoo division, had hinted on the model being by Gazoo. After driving a pre-production model, Akio Toyoda said that the new Supra model had to be more aggressive than as earlier planned.
Toyoda commented on this new Supra model saying it had to appeal to the existing owners first. He insisted that the Supra must have the same philosophy as the old cars. Just like the old cars, it must have straight-six engine, rear- wheel drive and twin-turbo chargers.
The Supra is allegedly using BMW M4 and Porsche 911 as benchmarks to fine tune its features. Once completed, the Supra is expected to weigh between 1,200 to 1,500 Kg, or 2645 to 3306 lbs.