It’s been widely believed that the tie-up between the two companies would spawn a variety of performance models, including one that would mark the return of the beloved Supra .
Well, according to Autoblog, it appears that our wishes are about to be answered at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show when the Toyota Supra Concept officially makes its debut. Christmas is still two weeks away, but this is about as cool as an early holiday present to have if you’re a fan of the Supra.
Neither Toyota nor BMW have confirmed this rumor, but for what it’s worth, this is the closest we’ve come to an official date to see the return of one of Toyota’s most beloved models.
Everything really points towards the return of the Supra, too, because a number of Toyota bigwigs have made it known that they want to see the model, or at least a worthy successor to it, return as soon as possible.
Should the NAIAS be the setting for this highly anticipated comeback, expect the Supra Concept to be one of the most talked about models at the event, possibly even for the entire year.
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The Toyota Supra was a sports car that ended up being a victim of restrictive emission standards back in 2002. But now that huge steps have been made in addressing that issue, the Supra is primed and ready for a return.
The last-generation Supra was powered by a turbocharged engine with an output of 320 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 315 pound-feet of torque, but don’t expect the same to happen with the next-generation Supra.The best bet would be a turbocharged 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine that will be outfitted with a hybrid system, with an output of somewhere in the 280 horsepower.