New images confirm BMW parts-intensive cockpit, but is that really a bad thing?
The all-new Toyota Supra has been snapped by spy photographers once again, this time showing parts of its cabin.
Earlier this month a leaked parts catalogue gave an indication of the Supra’s interior components – pretty much confirming most bits will be shared with the related BMW Z4 – and these latest images add to that.
Despite the black sheets covering much of the dashboard, we can see the centre stack and floating tablet-style infotainment screen are straight out of the BMW parts catalogue.
The racing seats and steering wheel will obviously be swapped out for the final production model, though it looks like the digital driver’s instrument binnacle will have a unique look and feel compared to its Z4 counterpart.
While the drop-top Bimmer runs the company’s latest OS7.0 software, the Supra’s instrument cluster features a large central tachometer – a design that already features on the current 86 sports car, though the Supra’s is digital.
It’s hard to make out the other parts of the driver’s display, and it’s unclear whether the production version will be further refined – we’ll have to wait for the full reveal at the Detroit motor show in January to find out.
We already know the Supra will be powered by a 3.0-litre turbocharged inline six at launch, with outputs projected to be in the vicinity of the 250kW/500Nm figures quoted by the BMW Z4 M40i with the same engine.
Drive will likely be sent to the rear wheels via an eight-speed ZF-sourced automatic at launch, though a manual transmission and four-cylinder engines are mooted for a later release.
Toyota Australia has already confirmed the new Supra will it local showrooms during the third quarter of 2019 following its global reveal in January.
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