Best Look Yet: 2018 Toyota Supra Spied
New spy photos reveal that the Supra successor will, after all, take a lot of design cues from Toyota’s FT-1 Concept.
Thanks to a new set of spy photos, we now have our best look yet at the highly-anticipated car that will succeed the iconic Toyota Supra.
It’s the first time that we’ve been able to really see the shapes of the head and taillights, the latter of which have definitely been taken from the FT-1 Concept judging by their slim wedge shape and sharp corners. This in itself is quite telling as the first prototypes of the new Supra we saw bore little resemblance to the FT-1. But now it looks like it will be more like the radically-sculpted concept car than we first thought.
However, the FT-1’s dramatic diffuser and vents do not feature, and the exhaust outlets have been moved to the base of the rear bumper, affording a much more conventional look. Also, the moulded ducktail spoiler looks like it’s been lifted straight from the FT-1
At the front end there’s a more production-ready front fascia, which boasts air intakes that are similar in shape to those found on the FT-1. The retro-esque lights are more akin to those found on the fourth-generation Supra than any other car in Toyota’s current range.
It’s also worth pointing out that the full-width lower grille seen in the spy photos differs to the one that’s bisected by the car’s nose on the front FT-1 Concept.
As we’ve previously reported, the Supra successor will share a platform with the BMW Z4 successor – rumoured to be called the BMW Z5. Indeed, the side mirrors on the test car in the spy photos look like they have been taken from a German parts department.
While we still don’t know what engine the new Supra will have, six-cylinder and hybrid drivetrains have been rumoured.
What do you think? Does the car in the spy pics look like a worthy successor to the iconic Supra?