Toyota's revival of the beloved Supra sports coupe is getting closer to reality, judging from pictures snapped by KPG Spy Photography of a camouflaged test car.
While the Supra production car may not resemble the gorgeous FT-1 concept Toyota showed last year, enthusiasts who crushed on that car can still hope for the best.
The new Supra will be built in a joint venture with BMW, much like the Subaru collaboration that produced the Scion FR-S (Toyota FT-86 in some markets) and Subaru BRZ.
Toyota's Supra was much loved for the silky smoothness of its inline six-cylinder engine. Unfortunately, that inherently balanced engine design has mostly faded from use because it is long, which makes it hard to use in transverse front-drive vehicles. Inline six engines are also tall, which poses a challenge for pedestrian impact protection because they leave no room beneath the hood for crush space to absorb impacts.
However, BMW is also renowned for its inline sixes, so a venture that will see the companies share hardware to build a new Supra and the next-generation BMW Z4 makes sense.
This cold-weather test car shows we won't have to wait long to see them.