- It will be shared on Thursday, February 13 at 3:00 p.m. EST from Daytona.
- The sole picture is that of a 19-inch Michelin Pilot Super Sport on a black wheel.
- We’re guessing it’s some kind of special edition of the new GR Supra.
The press release reads only: “Toyota is racing into the new year with fresh news about the upcoming 2021 Toyota GR Supra. Tune into the live reveal from Daytona International Speedway on Thursday, February 13 at 3:00 p.m. EST.”
The boss said: “Speculate, imagine, wonder, hypothesize!” So, here we are. At the time of writing these lines, we’ve spent a solid 15 minutes studying this front passenger-side wheel/flare/bumper/lip spoiler picture and we’ve concluded the following:
The 19-wheels are that of the Launch Edition. The 255/35R19 Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires are regular spec. The lip spoiler, bumper shape and its protrusions look “normal”, the visible disc and calliper are standard in size. The only element that looks off somewhat is the ride height, or the clearance between the tire and the fender which seems greater than usual – it could be the angle of the shot that is misleading too, mind you.
What we’ve heard about this immanent reveal is that Toyota will introduce a special edition of the 2021 GR Supra that will include a fixed rear wing, 19-inch black wheels, alcantara seats, unique side graphics and carbon fibre mirror covers.
We’ve dug up a few facts and started with the various generations of the Supra. The MK2 A60 launched in 1981 so this new car could be a 40th anniversary of some kind. The MK3 A70 was introduced in 1986, so maybe a 35th? And then, we get to the hyper-popular legend-status-holding A80 for which production ended in 2002… This car was featured in the original The Fast and the Furious which was released in… 2001. Could this car be a commemorative 20th anniversary for the first TFTF movie? There’s a part above that mentions “unique side graphics.”
What we do know is that the Toyota GR Supra will get a 4-cylinder engine shared with the BMW Z4 sDrive30i in other markets. Could this explain the larger wheel-well gap? The 4-cylinder Supra will weigh about 100 kg less than 6-cylinder models so that’s a kind-of possibility. A lighter Supra could be an even better track car which would warrant a fixed spoiler and alcantara seats.
Whatever it is, we’ll all find out by watching the livestream here: Daytona Press Conference 2020