Toyota's 2020 Supra Flaunts Its Bodacious Booty In New Leaked Image

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At this point, we just wish that Toyota would go ahead and reveal the new Supra (MKV) instead of waiting for the official Detroit Auto Show announcement. The nameplate has been on hiatus in the United States since the late 1990s and Toyota has been teasing its return (and dragging us along for the ride) for the past five years.

Most recently, we've seen the vehicle strutting around in plain sight covered in digital camouflage meant to mask its true shape. However, we're getting a nice good look at the car's butt courtesy of a photo leak. In the picture above, you can see a rather large integrated spoiler (first seen on the Toyota FT-1 concept car), a massive rear diffuser and dual exhausts. Also on display is the "Supra" script, which is the same font used on the legendary MKIV Supra.

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But that's not all; last week Toyota of Europe posted a teaser video of the new Supra, which you can see below. And while all of the imagery in the 30-second clip is blurred (thanks, Toyota), the Supra's sonorous BMW-sourced 3.0-liter inline-6 engine is singing a delightful chorus the whole time. 

For those that have not been following the Supra's development, it shares a platform with the recently launched 2019 BMW Z4 M40i. The vehicles share all major components including chassis, suspension, engines and transmissions. There are of course specific engine and suspension tuning between the two vehicles, but the new Supra is largely a BMW with a Toyota-designed body and interior.

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If we use the Z4 M40i as a baseline, the Toyota Supra's 3.0-liter inline-6 will be thumping out at least 382 horsepower (perhaps closer to 400 horsepower) and will come standard with an 8-speed automatic. There are rumblings inside Toyota that a manual transmission may be offered at a later date, but we're not holding our breath on that one.

With the BMW Z4 M40i rumored to feature a base price in excess of $60,000 in the United States, it stands to reason that the Supra won't stray too far from that mark. With pony cars like the Mustang offering up 460 horsepower and your choice of a manual or automatic for $35,000, that might be a hard sell in this market.