SOMEONE with access to Toyota Mexico’s Twitter account is set to have a very bad day, with the company releasing official video of the highly-anticipated coupe just ahead of a scheduled reveal at the Detroit Motor Show.
What was probably meant to be a schedule promotional tweet was accidentally sent live by Toyota Mexico’s official account, with a short message and 45-second video.
Translated from Spanish by Google Translate, the tweet reads: “Our new #Supra to Japan is here, and this is the story that tells us #AkioToyoda about his return.”
The video, which can be watched above, shows the Supra completely bereft of camouflage driving, and sliding, under a highway. There are multiple close-up shots, as well as sounds of the engine revving as the Supra accelerates. Not much is left up to the imagination.
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With official footage now available, the final piece of the Supra puzzle will be the coupe’s power and performance figures.
Currently, the best estimates are the Supra will send 250kW and 500Nm to the rear wheels, with a 0-100km/h time of around 4.5 seconds.
The engine, which sits entirely within the wheelbase of the car, is co-developed with BMW and shared with the German manufacturer’s Z4 drop-top.
We discovered during our prototype drive last year that the 3.0-litre straight-six turbo engine revs to almost 7000rpm, and has a “thick torque band that starts low in the rev-range with a lusty induction spool and velvety exhaust note”.
The Supra is scheduled for an official reveal at the Detroit Motor Show early next week. Check back to whichcar.com.au/wheels early Tuesday morning for more information.