The company is keeping mum about the technical specification and pricing of the new sportscar, but global markets have the option for a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder or a 3.0-litre turbocharged straight-six.
The four-banger offers two states of tunes – 197 hp/320 Nm or 258 hp/400 Nm while the straight-six unit commands 340 hp and 500 Nm of twist. Regardless of engine choice, you’ll get an 8-speed automatic transmission as standard so is rear-wheel drive. Of course, enthusiasts are hoping for the 3.0-litre straight six Supra to arrive in Malaysia.
In Malaysia, a rear-wheel-drive sports car with a straight-six engine are few and far between with the only alternative being the BMW M2 and Mercedes-AMG SLC 43. If the four-cylinder Supra arrives in Malaysia, it would also be up against the Porsche Cayman – mechanical wise.
Pricing is a big concern here as the German rivals all hover above the RM500,000 mark but can the Japanese sportscar command such a price? We’ll have to wait and see.
A90 Toyota Supra