The long wait is nearly over. The folks who loved the Toyota Supra (and there were many of us) are about to get our eyes on the next-gen Supra. The new Toyota Supra is set for its reveal to the public, Sat. Jan. 19 in the Cobo Center at the Detroit Auto Show. This confirms what Toyota admits is one of the auto industry’s worst-kept secrets.
The Toyota A90 Supra is set to be one of the main headliners at this iteration of the NAIAS (North American International Auto Show) that runs January 14-27.
Better yet, this isn’t a show car that may never become a car you can drive on the street. It won’t be too long until an eager public can buy a brand new Supra. Toyota confirmed this week that it will be available around the world in the first half of next year. Not only that, but it can be pre-ordered right now!
The angst is, in part, Toyota’s fault. After all, they have teased us with drips of information about the new Supra for several months now. They leaked a photo of the GR Supra Racing Concept at last year’s show in Geneva. Since then, they have been running the leaked prototype all over the country this past summer. It was spotted at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed, and, even more brazenly, Toyota raced it in an endurance test at the Nürburgring.
Now we await the chance to actually see the car with its camo wrap and the “A9” false logo peeled away. The sportscar left us prematurely, having been built from 1978 to 1986 and again from 1989 to 2002. Seventeen years is long enough to wait for one of our favorite cars to make its reappearance. Some may have forgotten, but the true believers never did.
Will the long wait be worth it? Thankfully, we will find out in just a couple of months, and Gildshire is excited to share what we find out next!