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 |  Mar 24 2014, 4:52 PM

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Race car technologies moving into road cars is nothing new, but using a supercapacitor-based hybrid system certainly is. 

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 |  Feb 08 2014, 11:01 AM

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Toyota has reportedly confirmed that the FT-1 will become the next-generation Supra.

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 |  Jan 10 2014, 8:23 PM

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What exactly is Toyota planning to debut at the Detroit Auto Show? Be the first to find out.

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 |  Dec 13 2013, 9:13 AM

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Talk of a Supra successor from Toyota has been getting louder lately, and now the brand is releasing a concept car that foreshadows what we will see when that car arrives, albeit in digital form. 

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 |  Dec 07 2013, 4:28 PM

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Rumor has it that we will finally see a Toyota Supra concept at next year’s Detroit Auto Show.

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 |  Nov 07 2013, 11:00 AM

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The stories about Toyota and BMW’s joint sports car feasibility study have always revolved around the thought that Toyota would release a Supra successor, while BMW would finally replace its Z4 with a new, bigger model.  Continue Reading…

 |  Aug 28 2013, 3:32 PM

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Nearly 100 Toyota Supras gathered in the UK to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the fourth-generation.

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 |  Jun 13 2013, 8:02 AM

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A successor to the Toyota Supra is arguably one of the most sought after vehicles by automotive enthusiasts, and the next chairman for Toyota, Takeshi Uchiyamada, falls in that group.

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Commute, Toy or Destroy – Iconic Japanese Sports Cars

Which 90's Japanese Sports Car Would You Destroy?

 |  Apr 20 2013, 10:01 AM

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It’s not every day that AutoGuide launches a new weekly feature. Today, however, is not just any day; it’s first installment of an interactive segment we call ‘Commute, Toy or Destroy’.

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 |  Feb 11 2013, 8:31 PM

With the recent success of the Toyota GT86 platform, it’s no surprise that the Japanese automaker wants to work quickly on its successor to the Supra.

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 |  Feb 11 2013, 1:02 PM

The upcoming Toyota Supra successor is on its way, and when it arrives, it may be powered by a turbo inline four-cylinder engine combined with a hybrid setup that is said to make 400 hp.

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 |  Jan 15 2013, 3:08 PM

After the launch of the Scion FR-S, what direction is Toyota headed when it comes to sports cars? In a sit-down interview today at the Detroit Auto Show, company Senior Vice President Bob Carter gave a big hint, even using the word “Supra.”

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 |  Nov 10 2012, 12:13 PM

Back in December, we reported that Toyota was considering two more sports cars to go along with its hugely successful GT 86 (Scion FR-S), and now we can confirm that the Japanese automaker will be creating a successor to the Supra as quickly as it can.

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 |  Oct 09 2012, 9:03 AM

The Toyota GT86 or Scion FR-S as it’s known on our shores may just be the best new sports car in a generation, but it certainly won’t be the last of its kind. According to chief engineer Tetsuya Tada, the FR-S is just the first of three planned sports cars by the world’s largest automaker.

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 |  Aug 24 2012, 7:15 PM

According to an interview with the brains behind the the Scion FR-S, the rumored upcoming Supra will not be a hybrid despite a recent concept sports car from Toyota. Continue Reading…

 |  Jul 03 2012, 8:01 AM

It didn’t take long for rumors surrounding the future BMW-Toyota sports car to start flying.

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 |  May 04 2012, 7:31 AM

With the launch of the Scion FR-S as a Toyota AE86 successor, the return of the Supra might not be far off.

According to the most recent reports, a reborn Supra continues to await final production confirmation at Toyota, based on the GRMN (Gazoo Racing Meister of Nurburgring) Sports Hybrid Concept II. After completing testing and appearances at several low profile events since it was first introduced as an original concept car, it’s appearance at both the Tokyo Motor Show and Tokyo Auto Salon are strong hints by the Japanese auto giant that a relaunch is close.

While a top-tier sports car in the same vein as the Supra, this more modern performance machine is significantly different, sporting a mid-engine V6 powertrain as well as electric motors at the front wheels.

If given the green-light, the new Supra could arrive as early as 2015 with an asking price in the $60,000 range.

GALLERY: GRMN Sports Hybrid Concept II

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[Source: MotorTrend]

 |  Mar 13 2012, 8:02 PM

Not that it seems like something most people would dream of spontaneously, but if the idea of tossing the engine from a Toyota Supra into an E30 BMW tickles you, this video is up your alley.

There isn’t a lot more to say about it — 535 horsepower to the rear wheels in a small car like that means a lot of noise and tire rubber spread over parkinglot pavement like peanut butter.

The almost-three-minute video features the one car floating around cones while snarling in what some YouTube viewers said sounded like an AK-47 or helicopter.

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 |  Jan 15 2012, 7:30 PM

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Ever wonder what the next Toyota Supra will be like? So do we.

Could it be some sort of high-tech hybrid, using all-wheel drive with an electric motor for the front wheels and a gasoline or gas-electric hybrid drive for the rear? We suppose so.

You know… something like the GRMN Sports Hybrid Concept II (above)? Um, well, yea. But let’s not start any rumors. OK?

First unveiled at the Nurburgring 24 Hour race in the summer, Toyota has recently displayed the hybrid sports car concept at both the Tokyo Motor Show and now at the Tokyo Auto Salon, hinting just how serious they are about keeping it in the public’s eye.

When it was first shown Toyota said it, “has long conducted active research on applying hybrid technologies to racing and sports cars” and said the GRMN vehicle is, “the next step in the evolution of these efforts.”

Just exactly when the next next step will be is anyone’s guess. Whatever Toyota decides to build and whatever they call it, knowing the company’s hybrid expertise and newfound passion for performance cars, we bet it’ll be supra…. er… super.

GALLERY: Toyota GRMN Sports Hybrid Concept II

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 |  Dec 06 2011, 3:00 AM

Maybe it’s just been that long since Toyota has worked on a new sports car, but it looks like their collaboration with Subaru on the GT 86/BRZ/Scion FR-S may have just been the beginning. Toyota is already considering two additional models to their sports car lineup, one that would be slotted below the GT 86 and another would be upmarket, possibly a Supra successor.

I would like to have one smaller and one larger,” said Tada. “One would probably be a Supra follower. Nothing has been decided yet. It would [be] like a Supra successor,” Tetsuya Tada, GT 86 chief engineer told Drive.

Of course there’s no confirmation from Toyota on whether or not a Supra successor will exist or even if they’ll really be working on a pair of new models to go with their GT 86. It’ll be interesting to see what else could come from the Toyota and Subaru collaboration, as the GT 86/BRZ/FR-S is clearly going to be a success.

[Source: Left Lane News]

 |  Sep 28 2011, 9:45 AM

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With recent rumors that Toyota is in fact planning a successor to the Supra, one can’t help but wonder what a modern-day version of the iconic sports car would look like.

Thanks to Andreas Fougner, a 3D artist from Stockholm, Sweden, we’re able to get at least one glimpse into the possible future with a series of renderings of what he believes the new Supra will look like.

Taking some of Toyota’s new design cues from the FT-86 and expanding on them (we see some Saleen Raptor in there), Fougner’s creation is certainly stunning. He does, however, seem to be missing one thing… a giant spoiler.

GALLERY: MK4 Toyota Supra

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[Source: BullFinchVisuals]

 |  Mar 21 2011, 11:21 PM

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Every year over in Houston, Texas, Toyota Supras from all over the nation gather at the Lonestar Motorsports Park for a weekend of motorsports festivities. It begins with a Dyno Day then a weekend of test-n-tune and drag racing. Over the years, every big player in the Supra industry has shown up with Florida heavyweights Titan Motorsports and Big Daddy being no exceptions to the rule. This year however, there was plenty more excitement when the two MKIV Supras took to the track.

Titan’s Supra has really been shoved aside for their full race program, with it only making select appearances yearly. One thing’s for sure, they never miss the Texas event with their infamous Copper Supra. Their day started out just fine, rolling out a 7.75 @ 178 mph pass as they made the rounds in the Unlimited Class. Fast forward to the end of the day and Titan found themselves in the final against fellow Florida rival, Big Daddy.

Big Daddy knew they’d have to be on their A-game to topple Titan’s giant, but unfortunately they might have pushed the pedal a little too hard as their Supra goes out of control, flying through the center line and into Titan’s lane slamming into the wall. Titan’s driver, Gary White, was able to escape with minimal damage to the car (though it’s still not a pretty sight) and luckily both drivers were just fine after the accident.

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[Source: Titan Motorsports Blog]

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 |  Jan 25 2011, 8:27 PM

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Considering how many years the MKIV Toyota Supra has been out of production, it’s amazing that the aftermarket continues to come up with new parts for it. But why not? The Supra remains one of the most versatile vehicles in the world when it comes to customization.

Veilside possibly has some of the world’s most famous Supras, and it looks like they wanted to make yet another statement at this year’s Tokyo Auto Salon with the introduction of their 4509 GTR. Based on the MKIV Toyota Supra Turbo, Veilside decided to blend some luxury styling to the sports coupe.

A quick glance on the exterior and it’s easy to mistake the Supra with a Bentley, given its massive front grille. The front bumper also clearly hints at the Bentley Continental GT, while the headlights provide a tip of the hat to Audi’s R8 supercar.

And naturally, the Supra sports a massive widebody, allowing Veilside to squeeze 20-inch wheels in the front and massive 22-inch wheels in the rear. The custom body is constructed out of a combination of carbon fiber and fiberglass.

For the interior, the luxury theme continues with leather and diamond-stitched Alcantara, a sporty steering wheel and custom gauge cluster/panel.

Squeezing horsepower out of the Supra’s 2JZ is no secret nowadays, so it’s not too impressive, but worth noting, that Veilside’s Supra sports an HKS upgraded turbo kit to help put down 680-hp and 594.5 ft-lbs of torque. Complementing all the performance modifications is a new clutch, exhaust, Rotora big brakes and suspension mods.

GALLERY: Veilside 4509 GTR Toyota Supra

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 |  Jul 30 2010, 8:20 AM

In a move that is certain to create a lot of buzz in automotive circles, Toyota has re-applied for a trademark on the Supra name – perhaps suggesting a new Supra is in the works. The application was filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on July 16 after Toyota had let its trademark expire back in 2006.

Adding to the rumors is the recent announcement by Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda that he’d like to see a new Supra model and even have it tested, “in the near future.” Toyoda did, however, warn that in order to get a Supra-successor project off the ground it would require more than just his backing.

Toyota won’t speak about future product plans and instead has just commented that re-registering for the name is a common business practice – although it certainly does raise questions as obviously the only reason to re-register the name would be to use on a future project.

The folks a C&D suggest the Supra badge could be used on the production model of the FT-86 concept, but our sources have already indicated that model will get the FR-S badge.

[Source: Car&Driver]