If you thought 12 years was an inexcusably long waiting period between the first and second generation Honda/Acura NSX, then the Toyota Supra and its 16-year hiatus is just sinful. If you are interested in seeing the new Supra, this gives you a pretty good idea of what is coming.
Today, at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, all our questions were answered. No, we didn't get to see the new Supra or learn everything about its construction.
Gran Turismo Sport developer Polyphony Digital has confirmed that the newly-unveiled GR Supra Racing Concept will be added to the PS4-exclusive racer next month as part of a new update.
"The Toyota Supra still enjoys an iconic status among sports auto aficionados, 16 years on from the end of production", Toyota said, adding that the popularity of the model has remained because of its presence in the Gran Turismo video game and its role in the first of The Fast and the Furious movies.
Created by Toyota Gazoo Racing, the design features a large "90" race number on its doors - a historical reference to Supra's codename.
Unsurprisingly, the racing concept makes extensive use of lightweight composite materials in such areas as the wide front and rear bumpers, front splitter and rear diffuser, side skirts, door mirror housings, the bonnet and the rear wing. BBS wheels are wrapped in Michelin tires and house Brembo brakes. However, we understand the two will be very different cars.
Auto industry observers say the new Supra for the street will be a 2019 model developed alongside the 2019 BMW Z4 as part of the automakers' joint sports vehicle program. Inside, a roll cage, single racing bucket seat, and quick-release steering wheel are the only "conveniences".