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Toyota PH to launch much-awaited Supra sports car in July

See the car’s surprise appearance at Vios Racing Festival

Definitely more exciting to watch on the racetrack than the Vios. A proper sports car. PHOTO BY MANSKEE NASCIMENTO

As we told you yesterday, the new-generation Toyota Supra would make an appearance today at the Vios Racing Festival event at Clark International Speedway. And it did.

We bet those who are eagerly waiting for this car just became very restless. PHOTOS BY MANSKEE NASCIMENTO

The red speed machine was driven by no less than Toyota Motor Philippines president Satoru Suzuki.

The Toyota Motor Philippines president gets first dibs. PHOTO FROM TOYOTA

Our sources at TMP have confirmed to us that the much-awaited sports car will be officially launched in our market in July, and that it will be priced “around P5.5 million.” Only one version of the BMW Z4 twin is expected to be offered in our territory—one that is powered by a 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder engine (a 2.0-liter turbo four-pot motor is also available in other markets).

Excited? Contact your Toyota dealership then. PHOTOS BY MIGGI SOLIDUM

If you’re planning to purchase one, we suggest you contact your favorite Toyota dealership as soon as you can and find out how you can reserve a unit. We suspect the first batch of these Austrian-manufactured coupes won’t be that substantial and that the cars will be snapped up very quickly.

Consider yourself informed.

Vernon B. Sarne

Vernon is the founder and editor-in-chief of VISOR. He has been an automotive journalist since July 1995. He became one by serendipity, walking into the office of a small publishing company and applying for a position he had no idea was for a local car magazine. God has watched over him throughout his humble journey. He writes the ‘Spoiler’ column.