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Old 03-18-2007, 06:20 PM
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I can't wait to see the final version of the supra. One of my favorite car so better not ruin this.
It's not going to happen... The LF-A is going to be Toyota's flagship... or at least that's been the word since like August 06:

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Supra: Not going to happen - all the rumors of the two-passenger sports car's return are false.
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There will not be a new Toyota Supra, according to trade publication Automotive News. "All the rumors of the two-passenger sports car's return are false," a new report says. Instead, it looks like the Lexus LF-A will be Toyota's only supercar (pictured). The publication also said Toyota has delayed the launch of the Lexus IS convertible, because there were concerns over its competitiveness. Originally slated to debut alongside the IS coupe, the cabriolet may now be delayed until 2008. Lastly, the report indicates a successor to the Lexus SC 430 will arrive in 2008, using the IS/GS platform and a 4.6-liter V8. It will apparently feature "proportions and stance similar to those of a BMW 6 series."
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Old 03-19-2007, 05:15 PM
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At least they're going to update the currently hideous SC430. Damn that thing is ugly. I gave up on the Supra a long time ago.
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Old 03-19-2007, 08:41 PM
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From Worldcarfans...

BestCar magazine has provided a rendering of what may become the 2010 version of Toyota’s Supra. Three years ago a Japanese Toyota executive working on foreign assignment confirmed to us that indeed Toyota had investigated the Nissan 350Z thoroughly and decided it was time to offer a Toyota alternative. What is currently unknown is whether this alternative is the Supra itself or the next Celica, though Celica would be more than likely since Toyota probably does not want to canibalise potential buyers of the new Lexus LF-A.

Likely to be powered by one or three engines, 3.7 V6, a smaller turbo (courtesy of new Toyota-Subaru alliance) and a hybrid, the Supra/ Celica rendered here has been numbered at between 350 and 400 bhp (260kW – 298kW). This would make sense since the LF-A is a 500 bhp machine. Now, if only they would make the darn thing and stop showing us all its concepts! Meanwhile, how about turning that Toyota FT-HS into this Supra/ Celica thing?
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Old 03-16-2008, 12:38 AM
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Oh fuck thats hot. All this supra talk is getting me hot and bothered...
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lol at that rendering....once we see some concept models that look close to production then i'll be interested

crappy photoshops or drawings make no sense
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Old 03-16-2008, 01:48 AM
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Couple of things ...

The Supra does NOT have to be LF-A money.

Celica from $25-35k and Supra from $35-45k ... Done and done. Simple!
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Old 03-16-2008, 02:01 AM
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wow i would never pay that much for a celica....$35-45k supra?? SIGN ME UP!!!

here's to hoping toyota brings back the supra
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Old 03-16-2008, 02:49 AM
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looks like a celica rendering
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Old 03-16-2008, 11:49 AM
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You guys like that? It looks awful. It's got the jelly bean headlights of the previous Corolla.
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Old 03-16-2008, 12:56 PM
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^^^

Body lines are good, but the headlights need to be much more aggressive.
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Old 03-16-2008, 12:58 PM
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Now why is it Toyota seems to be on the right path but honda is left scratching their heads.
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Originally Posted by fsttyms1
Now why is it Toyota is on the right path but honda is left scratching their heads.
Fixed.


Only time will tell though.
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Old 03-16-2008, 01:11 PM
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honda is waiting to see what nissan, toyota, hyundai, (insert car make here) are going to come out with then honda will make something that'll blow them all away
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Old 03-16-2008, 02:31 PM
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Originally Posted by MaximaPower
honda is waiting to see what nissan, toyota, hyundai, (insert car make here) are going to come out with then honda will make something that'll blow them all away


Fixed.
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Old 03-16-2008, 02:42 PM
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Fixed.
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LOL...i meant to make it red, but 4got
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Old 03-16-2008, 05:18 PM
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I don't like it.
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I'd love to see a new Supra in the near future...
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^ Looks like it's not going to happen any time soon.

Toyota has killed their plans to bring the Supra to the U.S. because of high MPG requirements .

While GM is pushing forward with lithium-ion battery technology, Toyota will play it safe and move forward with nickel-metal hydride battery powered hybrids. Lithium-ion will come into play after the next-generation Prius makes its debut. A plug-in version of the Prius powered by lithium-ion batteries is expected in mid-2010.

According to Automotive News, the Toyota Sienna and the new Venza crossover are next on the list to get hybrid systems. Both hybrid models will arrive in 2012. 2012 will also be a big year for other models in the Toyota lineup.

A redesign of the Yaris, Camry, Avalon, RAV4 and a new rear-wheel-drive sports coupe will all arrive in 2012. In 2013, we’ll see a redesign of the Corolla and Matrix.

However we have some horrible news for you. If Automotive News is to be believed - and they mostly always are - the Supra has been dropped from Toyota’s production plans due to high mpg requirements.
And I was looking forward to a new Supra.

Toyota needs to add a sports car to their lineup.... something to compete with the 350Z, S2000, etc.
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Old 08-17-2008, 12:55 PM
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It much easier to kill a car on the drawing board than an existing one - this is no surprise, especially on the heels of the LF-A "delay". Lots of gas hogs could be on the chopping block.
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Old 08-18-2008, 08:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Infamous425
there is no (page 10)
There was when the default post per page was 25 (now 40)...
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Originally Posted by AZuser
Toyota needs to add a sports car to their lineup.... something to compete with the 350Z, S2000, etc.
They will... the article you quoted mentioned it... the 2012 RWD sports coupe mentioned is probably a reference to the joint toyota/subaru vehicle...
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Old 08-18-2008, 07:05 PM
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I'm curious to see this new RWD platform but damn, 2012 is a ways out there.
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Old 08-18-2008, 08:11 PM
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There were rumors and renderings of the next gen Supra ever since the Supra was officially dead worldwide in 2002. Hope you guys weren't holding your breath.
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I'm curious to see this new RWD platform but damn, 2012 is a ways out there.
https://acurazine.com/forums/showthr...=toyota+subaru
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Old 08-19-2008, 11:26 AM
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I am shocked...

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Maybe the introduction of KERS in F1 will end up with Toyota putting some of the technology in a next gen Supra
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2 more sports cars could be developed by Toyota, including a spiritual successor to its cult car, the Supra. The man responsible for the development of the company's new 86 sports car, chief engineer Tetsuya Tada, says there is room for a 3-tier sports car line-up in the Toyota range, with 1 car sitting below the 86 and one above it.

If they were to be made, the 3 new sports cars would return Toyota to its former 2-door glory days, when sports cars were as important to its line-up - and as iconic - as the LandCruiser.

''Right now the 86 will be a mid-size sports car,'' he told Drive through an interpreter.

''I would like to have 1 smaller and 1 larger. 1 would probably be a Supra follower. Nothing has been decided yet. It would [be] like a Supra successor.''

He said the car could be another joint venture with Subaru, which co-developed the 86 (or BRZ as the Subaru is known) but it would depend on the concept.

Subaru has a chequered history with 2-door sports cars. The wedge-shaped Vortex of the 1980s and the chunky, expensive and oddly styled SVX struggled to find buyers in the 1990s.

Toyota's sports car history is more comprehensive, encompassing the Celica, mid-engined MR2 and flagship Supra. Each was successful but they have all been discontinued in the past decade. The Supra was an iconic sports car that Toyota produced from the late '70s to 2002. Powered by an in-line 6-cylinder engine, it was popular in Australia in the early '90s - although it was discontinued here in 1993 - and fast became a favourite of car tuners.

Grey imports (sold through small importers, not Toyota dealers) were common and gave buyers access to relatively affordable, sleek-looking, high-performance sports cars. Even today the Supra is a popular coupe with enthusiasts and those looking for something different. Modified Supras can still fetch more than $30,000.

It's not yet known if any Supra successor would use the Supra nameplate. Many expected the new coupe to adopt the Celica label but Toyota instead chose to name the car loosely after the AE86 Corolla/Sprinter, which was a favourite of drift enthusiasts.

Heritage counts for plenty in the sports car world - Porsche's 911 is the most iconic, even leading to a buyer uprising when word spread of plans in the 1980s to shelve the rear-engine coupe and replace it with a more conventional front-engine V8 - but all-new models can also squeeze their way into a market segment that's more about image and branding than outright sales. The Audi TT is 1 example.

Toyota is trying to shake off its reputation for building dull but dependable cars and the 86 is a key part of the company's push to have cars that are ''fun to drive''.

Toyota adopted the catchphrase ''Fun to drive'' in the 1980s but discontinuing sports cars such as the Supra, Celica and MR2 has taken lustre off the brand in recent years. Under president and car enthusiast, Akio Toyoda, the company is looking to return to its sports car roots.

''Personally, I love the smell of gasoline and the sound of an engine, so I hope that this type of vehicle never disappears,'' he told the media at the Tokyo Motor Show this week.

''I hope that motor vehicles will continue to provide dreams and inspiration to people for all eras. I believe that if it is not fun, it is not a car."

''I truly believe that no matter how advanced cars become, it is important to retain this feeling.''


Tada said Toyoda was keen to have a Supra replacement if the numbers added up.
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Wake me up when we have spy pics...
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Hope they don't excite us with a super cool looking concept.

Please under-promise and over-deliver.
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This is the 1983 Supra. I realize it's not going to be a modern version of this car but this is what I think they should be shooting for and not the late 90s version.
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This might be even worse vaporware than all the NSX rumors.
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Almost got my hands on an 83 supra earlier in the year. Went to look at it and it had too much rust around the hatch, leak in the back seat and guy asked me not to start it up because there wasnt enough gas. I did anyways and it ran rough.

Didnt want to deal with the body work and any electrical gremlins. Plus the dash was all cracked like most are. Just too much work for me especially since Im in school.

I would like to see them do a variation on the FR-S with a supra model.
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Toyota Supra Successor Back in the Pipeline

All-Wheel-Drive, 400-Horsepower Hybrid Expected

May 03, 2012
By Peter Lyon

As the Supra, Celica, and MR-S (MR2) progressively disappeared over the last decade, so too did the excitement from Toyota's lineup. But sports cars are back in the Japanese giant's product plan, led by the Lexus LFA and the new Scion FR-S, which is just about to hit showroom floors. And now it appears the green lamp is finally about to be lit on a long-awaited Supra successor.

Several years ago, Toyota's U.S.-based product planners pitched a new hybrid sports car with looks, power, and environmental credentials. Unveiled at the 2007 Detroit auto show as the FT-HS, the concept reportedly pointed the way toward a reinterpretation of the Supra.

The financial crisis of 2008 prevented the FT-HS from becoming anything more than an attractive concept. But the spirit of that coupe survived and is reportedly being channeled into the design of the on-again, off-again, on-again Supra project. The edges and sharp angles you see in the attached illustration at top are how one artist interprets the direction Toyota is believed to be heading with its new sports car.

The car's final body is expected to be dropped onto the chassis of the GRMN MRS prototype, which has already undergone testing at Fuji Speedway. GRMN stands for Gazoo Racing Meister of Nurburgring, and was named after Nurburgring expert Hiromu Naruse, Toyota's late godfather of sports car development.

Unlike the rear-drive FT-HS, the new sports coupe (it's unlikely to be called Supra) would employ an all-wheel-drive system and generate upwards of 400 horsepower. The car is rumored to feature a mid-engine-mounted, 3.5-liter V-6 hybrid setup mated to a CVT lifted from the new Lexus RX, but tuned for higher performance. The engine would drive the rear wheels, while in-wheel electric motors would power the fronts. GRMN's expertise would be utilized to help develop the car.

The million-dollar question is when we'll see it in production. It's no secret that company CEO Akio Toyoda -- weekend racer, sports car addict, and the driving force behind bringing the extravagantly priced LFA to market -- is enthusiastic about a Supra successor. Toyota bosses haven't officially approved the project, but if Toyoda has his way and the economy shows continued signs of recovery, the new coupe could be on showroom floors by late 2015 for less than $60,000.

Read more: http://www.motortrend.com/future/fut...#ixzz1uEbLPcaM
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This is very good news, only if it can make it to production.
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400hp hybrid? nice.

lets just get some better styling in.
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Sounds a lot like the NSX doesn't it?
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