Toyota chairman wants Supra successor image

An incoming Toyota chairman, Takeshi Uchiyamada, has announced its desire to develop a direct successor of the iconic Supra.

The announcement has been made while speaking to a business lobbying group in Japan when Uchiyamada said that the new model should be a high performance sports car which won’t interfere with the current GT 86. This means that chances of seeing a direct successor of the Supra in the next few years are even higher, considering the fact that Toyota and BMW have already announced their plans, back in January, to co-develop a sports car. The two carmakers didn’t agree on which type of model to produce but this may very well be a high performance sports car with the Toyota badges on its body.

Initial rumors were saying that the new Toyota Supra will ride on a revised version of the platform used on the GT 86 sports car and it will come with a suspension tuned by BMW. Under the hood we will find a 2.5 liter four-cylinder engine, mated to an electric motor, which will produce a total output of approximately 400 BHP (298 kW). A larger 3.5 liter hybridized V6 is also expected to make its way onto the market. Additional details on the final production version of the Toyota Supra remain unknown for the moment.

Source: Automotive News