It appears that the 2016 Toyota Supra is coming back. Without the early announcement that Toyota is going to come back with a new sports car all thoughts were immediately averted to the new Supra model and it appears that the rumors are true as the car is going to be based on and is going to use the FT-1 concept car as the basis for the Supra.
But even better news is that the Supra might return as a convertible model. All eyes were concentrated on the Supra making a comeback that some people completely forgot that the older versions did include a removable hard top. All signs point that this will be the case with the latest one and that we are going to get a car which is going to feature a convertible version, at least as an optional one or an available trim.
Basically, how the convertible Toyota Supra would look is as its coupe version but with the removed flat top. So imagine the coupe version, then just remove the middle section of the roof, flatten the back side a bit and add a frame just above the wind shield section. you get a perfect Supra model that all hard-core fans of the brand have been waiting for to receive and we are all looking forward for this car to actually and finally hit the pavement.
The difference compared to the FT-1 concept is that the front side needs to be arranged a bit. The car is certainly not going to have the wild look of the concept and will had some neat headlight and smoothen air intakes. With some traditional elements which are going to be adapted to the wild ones of the concept, we can get pretty much a good looking car. Of course, this would not be a sports car if we do not add the Supra spoiler to the back side as well. Read about all the change for the new 2016 Toyota Supra right here in this review.
2016 Toyota Supra exterior redesign
Basically speaking, we get a completely new and very modern looking car with the latest 2016 Toyota Supra model. Actually, everything that you have expected from the car will certainly appear and the model is going to be brushed up and primed up completely. Of course, it is more than noticeable that the basis of it is going to be the FT-1 concept that came out a few years ago and it is something the fans are excited about the most. The aforementioned concept gave us some very nice lines and features which would have been ashamed to go to waste and it is more than good that they have decided to use this model for the basis of the legendary Supra.
Of course, compared to the concept, the 2016 Supra model is going to be toned down a bit. Do not expect a wild demeanor and some off-the-charts lines to it as they are making it more production friendly and in fact more appropriate for the road. Some smoother lines and curved exterior, particularly the front side is what characterizes the newest model.
The front bumper has been inspired by Formula 1racer. The headlights have a very interesting and futuristic look which is awesome to look at and very nice for this car. The necessary spoiler also comes into play here as this is a trademark feature of every Supra that is going to be a part of this one as well. All in all, this is a pretty good look for the vehicle and it is a Supra through-in and through-out.
The inside can be an important part for the 2016 Toyota Supra. As some spy pictures have been released of the inside of the car, we see that they have decide not to go entirely based on the FT-1 concept. This is actually a good part on the designers and we view this as a good choice on their part, but the car is going to adopt a somewhat futuristic look. The design of the inside for the Supra is all about style and comfort and it is what the latest one is going to be entirely about.
We also learned that the dimensions are very appropriate, meaning that the car has enough legroom and headroom for the passengers. This also means that the convenience and safety features are going to be updated and are going to come as standard for each version of the car. We are still not clear about the technological part of the car, but those information are going to emerge in the time being as it gets closer to the release date.
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2016 Toyota Supra powertrain options
All signs point to a V6 engine for the 2016 Toyota Supra. This means that the vehicle is leaning on achieving performance specs numbers of around 400 hp. This is not confirmed but this is the most likeliest option that the car has for it. We assume that the base model is going to be able to achieve a performance of around 350 horsepower and 275 pounds of torque which will give the base version a lot of oomph to add to its arsenal.
The secondary option is one which may be perhaps harder to get, but will give the Supra the necessary power in order to tip it closer to greatness. The vehicle can also use the 5L V8 engine which may allow it to gain 450 horsepower and 383 pounds of torque. This may leave the car with an output which is closer to the desired one and also make it an under 4 second car for its 0-60 mph performance and a possible top speed of 186 mph.
Release date and price
As we are working with mostly unconfirmed date and information, we do not have the exact release date of the 2016 Toyota Supra.A speculation is that it could be end of 2016 or early 2017. As for the pricing is concerned, expect a figure somewhere in the range of 60,000-80,000 USD