We've seen so much of the 2019 Toyota Supra it's easy to forget that we haven't actually seen the car in the sheetmetal yet. For a quick refresher, it was first previewed as the FT-1 concept all the way back in 2014, then there was a deluge of spy photos and video leading up to this year's reveal of the Supra. . .as a GT race-car concept. And in July, Toyota showed off the Supra NASCAR Xfinity series race car and a camouflaged prototype at Goodwood, which we later drove.
You could be forgiven for thinking the 2019 Supra was already here, but it probably won't arrive sans-camo for a few more months. Until then, these renderings give us a great idea of what to expect, based on what's been revealed thus far.
These renderings seem very accurate when compared with photos of camouflaged Supra prototypes Toyota has released. Don't be surprised if the final production Supra looks a bit different than this, but it won't be substantially so.
I got a chance to take a good look at a Supra prototype during this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed, and it's quite dramatic. It's low and wide, like you'd expect from a sports car, but surprisingly short. Toyota hasn't released official measurements yet, but the Supra is shorter than its other sports car, the 86, which itself is no giant.
The car's greenhouse tapers significantly towards the rear, making the rear fenders seem quite large. A double-bubble roof design references Toyota's first six-cylinder sports car, the 2000GT, while also helping channel air to an integrated trunk spoiler and providing extra headroom inside. These renderings also show off the Supra's prominent aerodynamic vents, which have been covered up on the prototypes we've seen so far. Inside, there'll probably be some similarities to the BMW this car shares its platform with, the new Z4.
From our time behind the wheel of a prototype, we know the Supra will be a hoot to drive, and now, we're pretty sure it'll look good too. We'll just have to wait a few months before we finally see it for real.