You knew already that the Supra will come back! But what if the future version will be powered by a 3.7-liter V6 engine with an output of 350 hp, and a twin-turbo version with 400 hp? According to Best Car magazine this will indeed happen!
The 2010 Supra will take design elements from current models, like Camry, but also from the FT-HS concept car that made its debut last year at the Detroit Auto Show. The headlights seem too ambiguously shaped for Toyota’s top tier sports car, but there are some interesting details like the double bubble canopy (reminiscent of the FD RX-7) and front end air ducts and rear fender/hip lines that seem an homage to the last generation Supra.
We just hope Toyota will actually build it! And with the future 370Z announced there will be a very interesting competition on the market!
Nick "Hogan" Bollea, the son of famed WWE Wrestler Hulk Hogan, was involved in a pretty serious crash while street racing in his modded yellow Toyota Supra. Nick "Hogan" Bollea suffered minor injuries, but his friend riding shotgun at the time, John Graziano, suffered serious injuries including head trauma.
Police have released the accident photos taken by investigators after the crash. They show the smashed up car in detail, and also show Bollea and passenger John Graziano in the hospital.
The FT-HS - which stands for Future Toyota Hybrid Sports - is a futuristic sports-car concept with a sleek, aerodynamic profile and a potent petrol-electric hybrid engine. Its front-engine, rear-drive layout provides revolutionary hybrid acceleration and optimal performance with a projected 0-100km/h dash in the four-second range.
It also features the fuel-saving benefits and ultra-low emissions of Toyota’s hybrid technology.
Toyota Australia’s corporate manager product planning Peter Evans said the FT-HS is exhilarating to drive while having eco-friendly benefits such as impressive fuel efficiency and low emissions.
"To really appreciate FT-HS, think of it as a ’Prius on steroids’. "Alternatively, it could be a vision for a Toyota Supra of the future," Mr Evans said. "FT-HS shows what Toyota can achieve by combining its 50 years in motorsport with more than a decade of hybrid experience and development.
"The ability to enjoy the ultimate driving pleasure with a clear conscience makes FT-HS the ideal sports car for the 21st century. "It will appeal to an emerging group of buyers who are environmentally aware and regard technology as a necessity, not a luxury."
The Nardo top speed run has had a lot of stars in the past. The MTM Bimoto TT was one, which recorded a staggering top speed of 390.6 km/h. Then, the cinema theater on wheels, BrabusMaybach 57 that did 330.6 km/h, made a few supercars blush. Edo Competition’s Lamborghini LP640 came up with some mind-boggling numbers-345.7 km/h. All these are impressive figures and remarkable feats, showcasing the technology and skill of each tuner. None of them could break the 400 km/h mark and this year, a car with fancy headlamps might just reach the deserted destination.
During the last Tokyo Auto Salon, a company named Top Secret, announced that they will try to break the 400km/h (248mp/h) mark on the Nardo Circuit in Italy, later this year. They will try and shatter the record by using a Toyota Supra thats err.. not exactly stock. The 3.0 L engine has been replaced with a 6.0-liter V12, which produces in excess of 1000 hp. Thats close to five times the power produced by the stock engine. The banked, 12.5 km circuit is the battle ground where tuning companies go head to head with the laws of physics as they try and push their machines to their absolute limit. With the inclusion of this Supra, this year’s event is going to be all the more interesting.
The Toyota FT-HS Hybrid concept car shown at the 2007 Detroit Auto Show will, in fact, be the next Supra – though the Supra name may not be the one ultimately selected for the car. It will, however, retain the hybrid power of the concept car, though precisely what type of hybrid is still to be finalized. There are several types of hybrids, differing in the extent to which they use electric power to actually turn the wheels at all times. The concept car put 400 hp to the ground through the (...) > Full story
Rumors of the new Supra from Toyota have been circulating from mounths. And on Tokyo there are circulating even more news about this car. It seems that it will be offered in two versions inspired by the FT-HS’s design.
There will be a 3.5 liter V6 version (an improved engine from the IS350), with an output of 330 hp that will compete with Nissan 350Z and a V6 hybrid version (a ramped-up version of the GS450h powertrain) with a maximum output of 400 hp.
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Supra disappeared from Toyota’s line-up in 1996, but in 2008 a new model will go on sale. It will take its inspiration from the Lexus LF-A.
The Supra will be powered by a 3.5-litre V6 hybrid engine with an maximum output of 314 hp. With rear-wheel drive and a seven-speed sequential auto, the supercar should cover the 0-60mph sprint in less than five seconds and hit a top speed in excess of 170mph, yet return 30mpg.
The concept is set to debut at the Detroit Motor Show in January, while (...) > Full story
Autostyle, California has one of the most beautiful Supra ever have seen. In a Candy Gold over Chrome colour this car is a real masterpiece.
The exterior of the car include: custom JT EVO 5 front bumper W/ Foglights, JT yellow Foglights, Custom JT Evo 5 Rear Bumper, Custom full metal side skirts, custom 8 inch full metal widebody, custom chop top, custom made speedster-top, JT Evo (...)
Rumors of the new Supra from Toyota have been circulating from mounths. With the Lexus GT 450 serving as the company’s halo sports car, Toyota would benefit by having a sports car that’s a bit more affordable. Wtih two performance machines in its stable, Toyota would no longer be viewed as simply a producer of reliable and green transportations appliance.