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Spied! Toyota Supra Mule Now Wears More FT-1 Styling Cues

Japanese supercar successor takes shape

Alex Nishimoto
Nov 28, 2016

When we first saw prototypes for the upcoming Toyota Supra, the cars bore little resemblance to the FT-1 concept of 2014. Now, the camo is coming off and the sports car jointly developed by Toyota and BMW is starting to look more like that radically sculpted show car.

These latest shots reveal a more production-ready front fascia, with intake openings that have a similar shape to those of the FT-1. This car also has an unsightly bump on its nose, which could be hiding the Formula 1-inspired beak of the concept. It's difficult now to see how that design element would mesh with the rest of the car's design, but maybe it'll all come together once the camo comes off.

Toyota Supra prototype spied rear end Photo 2/14   |   Toyota Supra prototype spied rear end

The FT-1 cues don't stop at the front. In back, we see slender taillights and a molded ducktail spoiler that could almost be lifted straight off the FT-1. We don't have the diffuser or F1-style third brake light, but the car is definitely starting to look more like the FT-1 concept from behind.

As we previously reported, the Toyota Supra will share its platform with the BMW Z5, and both cars are expected to be built by Magna Steyr in Graz, Austria. Engine options are unknown, but six-cylinder and hybrid drivetrains have been rumored.

Check out the latest Toyota Supra spy shots in the gallery below and tell us if you think the car will be a worthy successor to the Japanese supercar icon.

Photo Source: KGP Photography

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