Here's the new Toyota Supra and its FT-1-inspired tail
29 November 2016 - Autoblog
Thanks to new spy photos, we now have our best look yet at the eagerly awaited Toyota Supra successor.
This time, we finally get a clear look at the shapes of the head- and taillights. The latter are clearly pulled right from the FT-1 concept, as they share the same slim wedge shape and sharp corners. They complement the FT-1-inspired greenhouse and ducktail spoiler quite nicely. However, the concept's dramatic diffuser and vents have disappeared, and the exhaust outlets have been moved to more conventional cut-outs in the base of the rear bumper.
At the front, the car's connection to the FT-1 is more tenuous. This is clearest in the headlights, which are simple, oval-shaped units. These lights are almost retro in shape, looking more like the rounded lights on the fourth-generation Supra than anything in Toyota's current lineup. Our photographer also noted that the full-width lower grille indicates further deviation from the concept, on which the nose bisected the lower grille. With this in mind, it's possible the pointy nose on this test mule and on the FT-1 may disappear in favor of a smooth front bumper.
The lack of camo also provides a reminder that this car will share more than just its platform with a new BMW, the replacement for the Z4, rumored to be called Z5. The side mirrors on this test car look to have been plucked from a Bavarian parts bin, and earlier spy shots show a lot of BMW switchgear inside. We'd love to see a turbocharged inline-six make it in as well, although the rumor is that the engine will be a Toyota turbo four. Until the car makes its debut, we can dream, right?