A Next-Gen Toyota 86 is In the Works; Probably Co-Developed with Subaru
After months of speculation and reports that contradicted one another, it appears that a new Toyota 86 is in the works and it will again be the fruit of a collaboration between Toyota and Subaru which all but confirms that a new BRZ is around the corner as well. Now, the news comes from the mouth of Toyota Europe Head of Marketing Matt Harrison, so we tend to believe it, although it’s not the first time a high-ranked Toyota employee talked about a new 86.
These past 12 months have been quite the rollercoaster ride for fans of both the BRZ and the 86 (or GT86 as it’s known across the pond). Everyone saw the first-generation models were getting long in the tooth and Toyota never seemed to clarify the matter of its co-op with Subaru that produced two wonderful sporty coupes. Then came the launch of the A90 Supra and the news that the basic version in Japan is powered by a less powerful engine than the 86’s 2.0-liter 197 horsepower four-pot. Many thought that meant the writing was on the wall for the 86 as Toyota wouldn’t want to undermine the Supra by selling another sports car with more oomph and a cheaper price tag. But, apparently, sales have been satisfactory enough to prompt Toyota and Subaru to get to the drawing boards once more.
Even The Toyota Supra’s First-Year Color Options Are Underwhelming
Now that the Geneva Motor Show is over, the Toyota Supra returns to the spotlight with a palette full of colors at its disposal. According to Toyota’s own website, the first year of the returning sports car will feature eight different colors, including the three colors available to the Supra Launch Edition. The three Launch Edition colors — Absolute Zero White, Nocturnal Black, and Renaissance Red 2.0 — will be available sometime this spring while the rest of the color choices will drop by the fall of this year.
Toyota Will Apparently Offer A High-Performance Version of Each of Its Models
Toyota is well established as offering great reliability, lots of standard safety tech, and impressive fuel mileage. However, as the largest automaker in the world, you’d also expect a good number of performance models in the lineup, and while the T badge has been working to broaden its speed-oriented offerings over the past few years, pickings are still relatively slim. However, that could very well change in the near future, as hinted by a recent Toyota tweet.
Look Out: Toyota is So Going to Take on the Hyundai i30N with a Corolla GR
Toyota is carefully charting their next steps in the performance car market. The Supra is just around the corner, finally, and this is only the beginning as the Japanese manufacturer plans to increase the footprint of the Gazoo Racing performance brand, and the Corolla might be one of the favorites to receive the added steroids to make it a proper hot hatch.
Toyota is now playing around with a number of performance-oriented sub-brands. There’s the Gazoo Racing nameplate that designates both the automaker’s works racing teams in the WRC, the WEC, and elsewhere in motorsports and a series of modified road cars. Then there’s also the GRMN - Gazoo Racing Masters of Nurburgring - sub-brand that offers a similar treatment, but in very limited quantities. Finally, for the U.S. market, there’s the Toyota Racing Development (TRD) brand that’s now offering a sportier version of the Avalon, the Camry, and the 86 with more set to come. So, where does the peppered-up Corolla fall in this complicated puzzle? Read on to find out!
2020 Toyota Supra A90 Images Leaked - Is This It?
Only a few moments ago SupraMKV forum leaked photos of what seems to be the new 2020 Toyota Supra A90. A user of the forum who published photos, “t93” claimed that he registered to Toyota Germany waiting List for the Supra and found these photos attached to that mail. Then, some other users claimed the same. What else can a man do than register on a waiting list of the new Toyota Supra A90? I did it. I am registered on a waiting list for the Supra. And that alone gives me some strange fizzy filling. Back to the issue at hand.
After registering I even got an email stating:
Thank you for signing up for the Toyota GR Supra waiting list.”
The guy that posted the photos actually wrote that he got an email saying:
“Thank you for joining the Toyota GR Supra waiting List.”
Obviously, it’s a bit different.
I did not get any Toyota Supra GR photos though. Except for the photos of the camouflaged car we saw ages ago.
Nevertheless, the photos I found on the Supra MKV forum are rather nicely done and even if these turn out to be only renderings I am fairly certain that they nicely represent the new Toyota Supra GR. Yup, that’s what I’ve learned from the registration email Toyota.de sent to me. The new Toyota Supra’s official name for Europe (or at least for Germany), will be the Toyota Supra GR (Gazoo Racing for all y’all).
The 2020 Toyota Supra Could Go Topless After All
We’re still chomping at the bit to learn more about the new 2020 Toyota Supra, but before it makes its big debut, we are now getting another fresh rumor to gnaw on. The latest is confirmation that Toyota could very well create a drop-top convertible iteration of the fifth-gen sports car.
Cars That We Can’t Wait to See in 2019
What does the future behold? There are countless future classics ready to slide out from under the sheets of which they’ve been covered, and it’s all set to happen in 2019. There will be new EVs, new muscle cars, and a complete evolution of luxury cars. One of America’s most loved sports cars, the Chevy Corvette, is set move into a mid-engine configuration - something that’s been in the works for decades. With that said, we have a lot to be excited for, and this is a list of the models that we just can’t wait any longer for.
Can’t Afford a Toyota Supra? Toyota Has an Alternative For You
The holiday season is upon us, but if you’re strapped for time, and you can’t buy gift-wrapping paper, Toyota has an interesting alternative to offer. It’s a special-edition gift wrapper bearing the same design as the camo wrap of a particular sports car that we’ve all been waiting for. Recognize it? If you do, you’ll remember it as the camo wraps of the Toyota Supra that was in attendance at the Goodwood Festival of Speed earlier this year. The wraps are limited to 500 rolls, and Toyota is selling them at £5 for four sheets of paper. That converts to a little over $6 based on current exchange rates.
Forget The Supra For a Second; Whispers Abound That Toyota’s Also Bringing Back the MR-2!
Understandably, the Toyota Supra is all that everyone’s talking about these days. It’s scheduled to make its long-awaited debut at the 2019 North American International Auto Show and just yesterday, leaked photos of the production version made their way to the Internet. But don’t focus all of your attention on the Supra just yet because it appears that it’s not the only retro Toyota sports car that’s making a comeback. Brace yourselves for months, maybe even years, of anticipation, folks. Word has it that Toyota is bringing back the MR2 as part of a joint development with Subaru. Neither Toyota nor Subaru have confirmed these plans, but if it’s true, our dreams of reviving the nostalgia of Toyota’s trinity of sports cars is two-thirds of the way from becoming reality.
BREAKING - This Is The New, A90-Gen 2020 Toyota Supra Before You’re Supposed to See It
We have something special for you today - the first look at the long-awaited Toyota Supra A90. SupraMKV forum leaked the picture that clearly shows the front end of the new Toyota Supra. Of course, nothing is official as of yet, but I am really confident that this is the real deal. It shows the Toyota Supra being transported by a car transport wagon. The photo we have does show clear links with the FT-1 concept Toyota presented five years ago. That is a really good thing as the FT-1 looks rather stunning. The first public image of the new Toyota Supra in grey is the biggest news today, and I can say right now that this car does not look like the Z4 as some have feared.
The New Toyota MR2 Could Arrive in 2021 and it Might be an All-Electric Sports Car
The original Toyota MR2 was a fantastic little Japanese sport compact, offering crisp mid-engine, RWD handling for a fraction of the cost of some European exotic. Unfortunately, Toyota axed the MR2 in 2007, and since then, enthusiasts have been left out in the cold. Now, however, it’s looking like the Mister Two might be heading for a resurgence, all thanks to EV tech.
If you’re one of the people waiting with baited breath for the new Toyota Supra to arrive so you can put one in your garage, I can almost bet more then half of you will be disappointed. And I’m referring to people that plan and will ACTUALLY buy one. And I say that because 98-percent of the time most cars are hated on loved online, it’s done so by people who have never owned and probably will never own previous iterations of said vehicles.
2019 Toyota Supra Confirmed for Detroit Debut
Toyota Supra fans, rejoice! The new Toyota Supra A90 will be unveiled at the Detroit Motor Show in January 2019. As one of the most expected cars in the past couple of years, the Toyota Supra has been under development for more than four years. Thanks to our thorough research and all the details we could pick up at the Goodwood Festival of Speed and during the BMW Z4 unveil (on whose architecture the Supra is based), we know quite a bit about the car. The confirmation for the Toyota Supra unveiling in Detroit came from the Toyota Germany. It was actually announced at the official Facebook page.
A Manual Transmission for the 2019 Toyota Supra Is a Possibility, But Not a Certainty
Toyota has not shut the door on the possibility of offering the 2019 Toyota Supra with a manual-transmission; it just needs to make sure that there’s market demand for one. The automaker’s assistant chief engineer on the Supra project, Masayuki Kai, made that clear in a conversation with Road and Track. According to Kai, a manual-transmission Supra will depend entirely on the market reaction to the car, specifically the standard version that’s equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
2019 Toyota Supra Engineers Haven’t Talked to BMW in Years; Manual Transmission is Still on the Table
Ever since people (every time I write the people I think of Bane) got to know that Toyota is developing an all-new Supra, the car community was abuzz with speculation, alleged rumors, and information about the new car. Then, we figured out that Toyota is actually developing its new Supra with the BMW. It was like a bomb went off in the world of cars. Now, all are interested to know just how deep this connection goes? While the information we have about both cars confirm that they will, truthfully, share, a lot, comments from the representatives of both companies suggest that BMW and Toyota went their separate ways after agreeing on the basic architecture.
In an interview with CNET, Supra Program Assistant Chief Engineer Masayuki Kai commented this:
“We agreed on the packaging. Like where is the hip-point of the driver, what’s the wheelbase, the width, where’s the fuel tank, where’s the A-pillar, this was around the middle of 2014 … After that, we completely separated our team. After that, no communication with each other.”
Will the Toyota Celica and MR2 Join the Supra and 86 in an Epic Sports Car Lineup?
After 16 years of absence from the sports car world, Toyota returned by reviving the Supra, and now the MR2 or the Celica may get a second lease of life. The Japanese manufacturer voiced interest, through the Supra’s key engineers, of reviving at least one of those two emblematic cars, but the road ahead is tough for that dream to materialize.
We’ve all waited 16 years for a new Supra to emerge and now, with the fifth-gen A90 closer than ever to production, there might be more in store for us from Toyota. Masayuki Kai, the Assistant Chief Engineer on the Supra project, said to Road & Track that "We want to have Celica back, we want to have the MR2 back,” but he was also adamant to point out that “what will come next depends on the market needs."
This is because, as Kai pointed out, creating a sports car is tedious in the year 2018 and highly expensive, pointing to the cooperation with BMW as the only way to bring the Supra back. The GT86 is also the product of a shared project, this time with Subaru. We can assume, as such, that another partner must be found to finance and co-develop an MR2 or Celica follow-up. Otherwise, we won’t see any new sports car from Toyota other than a new GT86 in conjunction with a new BRZ and the production version of the Le Mans-esque Toyota Gazoo Racing GT Prototype.
The Toyota Supra Was Almost Mid-Engined!!!
When you think about Supra, you imagine a car burning rubber on the tarmac, zooming past other fast cars in a bullying manner. Now, if I tell you that a tamed version of the Supra was considered, would you believe me? I heard you scream ‘Shut Up!!’; but, well, that’s the truth. A mid-engine layout was considered for the upcoming Toyota Supra, until Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda threw the idea out of the window. Even though he saved us from the horror, a mid-engine Supra is actually not a bad idea.
It’s Only Fitting That The BMW Z4 And The Toyota Supra Are Testing At The Nurburgring Together
The next-generation models of the BMW Z4 and Toyota Supra have been joined at the hip ever since BMW and Toyota announced plans to build them together. It’s only fitting; then, that one week before the Z4 finally breaks cover at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, we get our hands on a spy video of the Z4 and Supra prototypes testing at the Nurburgring together. Who knew that all the hype and pandemonium surrounding these two sports cars would all lead up to seeing them together in the tail end of their respective testing sessions?
If You Want a Pure, Unadulterated, Driver’s Car from Toyota, You Better Get In Line for the New Supra
The fifth-gen Toyota Supra will likely be the last gas-powered driver’s car from Toyota. In a recent interview with Toyota UK, Chief Engineer of the new Supra, Tetsuya Tada, said exactly that, pointing the finger at stricter emissions regulations and the constant push for autonomous cars as the reason. On the plus side, Tada did confirm that the new Supra is indeed rear-wheel drive and will carry an inline-six under its long bonnet. At least for now, anyway. That, in a way, leaves the door open for the potion for hybridization (assuming the chassis can support an electric motor and battery pack) and maybe even all-wheel drive.
Toyota Will Bolster Supra Engine Lineup With a Four-Banger
Toyota finally revealed the hotly anticipated next-generation Supra over the weekend at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed, and although it was nice to see the thing in the metal and on the move, Toyota remained tight-lipped as far as technical details were concerned. Now, we’re getting a few new tasty tidbits on the revamped Japanese classic.
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Toyota Supra Interior Spied, Looks a Lot Like the BMW Z4
The Toyota Supra made its dynamic debut at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed this week, but the fact that the company drove a camouflaged prototype on the Hillclimb course came as a disappointment. However, we at least got confirmation that there will be a six-cylinder engine under the hood. What’s more, we got a glimpse inside the cabin, and despite the camouflage, we did see some of the car’s design and features.
You Might Have to Pay a Pretty Penny to Buy the Toyota Supra
A new rumor has surfaced suggesting that the Toyota Supra will be priced at $63,500 when it hits the market, whenever that’s going to be. While far from verified, the figure being thrown out is consistent with an earlier statement made by a Toyota representative, who hinted that the returning sports coupe would be “rather expensive.” At that price point, the Supra will be priced in the vicinity of the BMW M3 and the Porsche Cayman.