Published on 16 Nov 2012 by Elxwave
It might not be too long before the next-generation Toyota Supra will enter production. Akio Toyoda, president of Toyota, has urged Tetsuya Tada, to develop a successor for the Supra ‘as soon as possible’, along with a second sports car that the Japanese brand has recently confirmed. The cars will be positioned immediately above and below the Toyota GT 86, and are expected to have high-performance and be aimed at driving enthusiasts.
It is peculiar to say that Tada is GT 86 chief engineer, so we don’t find it hard to believe that the new Supra will boast top of the range features and technology. Tada has also added: “The GT 86 needed five years to develop, so at least five years is required for the others.” So don’t get excited too quickly as there’s still a long way to go.
Toyota’s president and CEO has also given the second sportscar project the go-ahead. It’s been rumoured that the car will be a next-gen MR2. If everything goes as planned, the future range might comprise an MR2, a GT 86 and a Supra. Speculation suggests that the new Supra might be developed in partnership with Tesla and could then adopt a hybrid platform. Stay tuned for more infos.