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Old 03-01-2005, 12:29 AM
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Son of Supra
By: editors at Edmunds.com

Date Posted 02-28-2005

Looking for a high-profile sports car to polish its image, Toyota is finishing up development of a Supra successor, code-named project 395.

When you think of exciting Toyota sports cars, one you can't ignore is the lovely 2000 GT featured in the 1967 James Bond film, You Only Live Twice. The new front-engine, rear-drive sports car will even borrow subtle styling cues from that icon.

Our sources suggest Toyota is looking at two distinct versions for production. One will use a 3.5-liter development of the new V6 (introduced in the 2006 Lexus GS 300), making 300 horsepower. The second, higher-intensity model could use the company's 4.3-liter V8, tweaked to give about 350 hp.

Styling features a long front deck and short rear, much like the Mercedes-Benz SLK, BMW Z4 and Honda S2000 that the new Toyota will compete against. We expect it will employ a conventional folding soft top.

Pricing will likely run close to $30,000 for the V6 (to rustle 350Z feathers) and into the low-$40,000 range for the V8. The Supra spirit will rise again!
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It has major bling bling potential. Not to mention performance.


Originally Posted by RandyMax
Wonder if it makes it here...

2005 Supra
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Old 03-01-2005, 09:01 AM
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I like the new concept for a roadster...
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Originally Posted by 1SICKLEX
Newest pic. I doubt this is accurate.
if the production looks anything like that, i might consider not hating toyota/lexus, and if they offer the tech thats in the IS i just might like them....
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DAMN! they where doing good in my book til i saw this, ITS A DB9 from the front of the doors back. WTF!

and as for that front... well it sucks!

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Old 03-01-2005, 02:46 PM
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Wasssup with that headlight arrangement???
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Originally Posted by F23A4
Wasssup with that headlight arrangement???
it looks like they forgot and just stuck em on the top of the fenders
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Old 03-03-2005, 05:29 PM
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it's a tribute to the old 2000GT... it had a similar headlight arrangement. sure, it looks bad, but hey, tribute.

Toyota 2000GT
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Old 03-05-2005, 09:38 PM
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Hmm... RWD, optional V8, and Toyota reliablity for around $40K, sounds like a winner to me.

I'll be ready for something new by 2007, so unless acura comes out with something similiar, I would be interested in a toyota sportscar...
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Old 03-05-2005, 10:02 PM
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Originally Posted by GreenMonster
Hmm... RWD, optional V8, and Toyota reliablity for around $40K, sounds like a winner to me.

I'll be ready for something new by 2007, so unless acura comes out with something similiar, I would be interested in a toyota sportscar...
how about the rumored Nissan or Infinit Skyline GT-R thats supposedly coming to the states by 2007?
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whats up with the "350Z!" in that magazine
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Originally Posted by SeCsTaC
how about the rumored Nissan or Infinit Skyline GT-R thats supposedly coming to the states by 2007?
The GT-R, or whatever Infiniti calls it will eat it for lunch.
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Old 03-06-2005, 11:37 AM
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Originally Posted by SeCsTaC
how about the rumored Nissan or Infinit Skyline GT-R thats supposedly coming to the states by 2007?
I'm not a big fan of the Infiniti styling of the G35, so I'm guessing that I won't find the GTR that attactive either.
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BTW, a few mags are calling this a "for-sure project". It will for sure happen available with a V8 engine.
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Originally Posted by gavriil
BTW, a few mags are calling this a "for-sure project". It will for sure happen available with a V8 engine.
Did you see what appears to be the new Skyline GTR in the bottom right corner?
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4.6L 390ps?

Is this thing related to LF-A concept? (I guess not)
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Originally Posted by chef chris
Did you see what appears to be the new Skyline GTR in the bottom right corner?
Yeah. That spy shot I have inserted in the Skyline thread a few weeks ago.
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Old 06-10-2005, 04:32 PM
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Originally Posted by MSZ
4.6L 390ps?

Is this thing related to LF-A concept? (I guess not)
Not that we know of. The LFA will be a different project, for which btw Autocar is calling for either a V12 engine or becasue of the Formula 1 switch to V8 engines, they may go with a V8 option. No one knows if the LFA will be called a Lexus or a Toyota yet. I say it will be a Lexus name.
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Oh god, more Toyota Super rumors.
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Looks like a cross between a Corvette and a 350Z
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Originally Posted by gavriil


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that car looks better suited for the Celica replacement
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i just don't see it ever happening...
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looks pretty cheezy
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blah to that man. Blah... to that.
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i dont really care anymore......
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I don't think that's a GTR ... I think it's a Skyline coupe with some whack body kit.
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This is all CGI stuff ... you never know what the final version will be ... maybe a hint of it at the Tokyo Auto Salon this fall? The GTR 'test mules' at the 'ring ... who knows what the market version will be. I just wished they would freshen up the R34 design (as opposed to go with the R35 design) I was totally shocked at the R35 GTR concept at the 2001 NAIAS ... (I asked, "This is the Skyline???")

Oh well ... we'll see it (eventually)
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Is htis one for real? ive seen alot of "future supras" but nothing.........


PS i still like the old one better. AND this new one better be TURBO and not join mitsubishi with that wack eclipse
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looks pretty cheezy
Is it cuz it's yellow?




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making that thing an 8 cyl will be it's downfall. It will be a hot car out of the box, but what makes the last supra so appealing was the 3.0 litre 2jz twin turbo motor than can be worked to all hell.
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Source: http://www.toyotasupra.cz

Rumorville:



Plans for Toyota to introduce a replacement for its Supra sports car are inevitable, according to sources. The rendering above is an indication of what such a twenty-first-century Supra might look like, but click the minimized magazine article (immediately below) for some real world shots of what may be the final result.

Hopefully headed for production (and the United States) in 2006 and likely based on the upcoming second-generation Lexus IS platform, the new coupe (which might get a new name) is said to be a modern interpretation of Toyota's classic 2000GT of the 1960s. Engines are set to be 3.0- and 3.5-liter normally aspirated V6s matched to a six-speed close-ration transmission.

The curvy, compact, all-new sports coupe is expected to be a direct competitor to the Nissan 350Z, which certainly has enjoyed a successful head start. The previous Supra was last sold here in the 1998 model year, by which time it, like the last-generation Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo, had suffered dwindling sales as a result of high sticker prices and spiraling insurance costs. As Nissan has done with the 350Z, Toyota wisely will avoid expensive and complex twin-turbo engines for the new Supra, which should allow for asking prices in the $30,000 range.

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^ Ooo...neato!
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hurry up mofos...
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It's really weird that many times new car news comes out of the Czech Republic.
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hurry up mofos...
No kidding...
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It's really weird that many times new car news comes out of the Czech Republic.
maybe they just like to lie a lot
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hurry up mofos...
Same exact words I have for Honda/Acura. GIMME A COUPE!
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Originally Posted by Yumchah
Same exact words I have for Honda/Acura. GIMME A COUPE!
and same goes to Nissan... when is skyline comingout?
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