Owners of Toyota Supras in the United Kingdom were among the first to get up close and personal with the fifth-generation, A90 Supra which was at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed last weekend. All four previous generations of the iconic nameplate were present at the gathering, and Supra chief engineer Tetsuya Tada gave owners an exclusive introduction to the still-camouflaged prototype.

A total of 50 Supras spanning the four earlier generations attended the event, mostly comprised of the A80 fourth-generation model, while eight were third-generation models, four second-generation models and one first-generation Celica Supra model.

Tada drove the A90 Supra into the building to applauding enthusiasts, and then introduced his ‘new baby’ to the crowd following six years of development, and marked the first time all five generations of the Toyota Supra gathered in public, according to the company.

“I’m just so happy that we’ve made it to this point. I’ve finally been able to reveal the car to the UK; it’s the happiest day of my life. And to drive it up the hill at Goodwood was a really exciting experience,” said Tada at the closed-door event.

Co-developed with BMW alongside the upcoming BMW Z4, the fifth-generation Supra will share the German roadster’s powerplant with a slightly different tune, though chief engineer Tada said earlier that it will be very different from the German car. Tada also confirmed earlier that there will also be a 2.0 litre inline-four version of the Supra, an engine that is also sourced from BMW.

The base four-cylinder version of the Supra will be lighter and offer a sharper-feeling turn-in thanks to “even better weight distribution,” and those who plan to swap engines for the legendary-among-tuners 2JZ unit are advised to go for the four-cylinder model, as it will be much cheaper, said Tada.

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