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New Toyota Supra due in 2014 - rumors

 New Toyota Supra due in 2014 - rumors
Toyota FT-HS Concept

Akio Toyoda, head of Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Co., says he would like to see a new Toyota Supra hit the market.  Seen in 2007 as the FT-HS concept at the the Detroit Motor Show, the fifth-generation Supra would be the first in showrooms since the Mark IV was cancelled in 2002.

Toyoda used to test drive the fourth-gen Supra on the Nurburgring, and the idea of developing a better version became a pet project for the company chief.  Speculation suggests the car would use a hybrid powertrain involving a V6 engine.

But not everyone in the company is inline with Toyoda's wishes.  Since the company is already preparing a replacement to the MR-2, and the FT-86 sports car is an advanced development stages with Subaru, some may not see the need for a Supra release anytime soon.

Though Toyoda says he "wants to see the next Supra tested in the near future," he acknowledges that even if he wants the car to be released "the whole company is not going to be responding to that request," according to a published interview.

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Aesthetics
well, the current 370Z has more power than a stock 90's supra with prices and sales that is good for business..I can see a potential with its gearbox moved to the back, in-line 6, 450hp and hopelly sleek styling. marketing wise cars like these are good to attract attention to the brand name, people more excited visitng their showrooms, more interest in their webpage etc etc
Jul 16, 2010 8:24 am
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dbehmoaras
An LF-A for the people, I hope. Toyota should produce it, steal some thunder away from the GT-R.
Jul 16, 2010 7:04 am
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Skulinex
Bla bla bla, since what, 1997? many of us have been waiting for a new supra and nothing, it seems as if every 3 years or so a new rumor pops up. This one sounds as a PR stunt just to draw away attention from the recalls, and eventually will end up being nothing but hot air as all of the other ones.. until I see spy pics of an actual pre-production/test model on the ring or such, I will simply call it a BLUFF
Jul 16, 2010 12:26 am
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lfa
the best news i've heard about toyota in quite a while. guess akio toyoda is the best thing thats happened toyota.
Jul 15, 2010 1:42 pm
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Edison
If they do produce it let's hope they keep the design intact. Nice and angular and designed in California.
Jul 15, 2010 1:34 pm
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DdW
Well, if the economic situation improves... I don't see any excuse for Toyota not producing the next-gen Supra. Time will tell!
Jul 15, 2010 1:09 pm
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Melong666
Screw this W engine. Slap 2, 2jz-gte. Inline 12. lol. All the best to toyota.
Jul 15, 2010 12:39 pm
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GTurbo
Well, the much-maligned Lexus LF-S supercar is practically sold-out despite its laughable price-tag (£350k). Can you bet against the iconic Supra for the 21st Century being 'produced'? I can't! Awesome lines and great wrap-around glass pillar design. Too Fast, Too Furious indeed!
Jul 15, 2010 9:05 am
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MTC
Hope they will actually make it
Jul 15, 2010 7:58 am
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Soorena
i can't expect they put a V8 in that car , but atleast i hope they won't make it a 1.0 I-4 with 100000000 batteries.
Jul 15, 2010 4:06 am
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Prancing Horse
All the ricers getting excited over something that will never happen,Toyotas all about the bottom line they have teased the supra since the last one ceased production.
Jul 15, 2010 2:56 am
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Edison
Come on Toyota, do it.
Jul 15, 2010 2:11 am
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LexusLX570
Yes! Something interesting!
Jul 14, 2010 11:56 pm
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GRAVE
Now this is the news we were waiting for, hope it will looks like the FT-HS, and hope these rumors comes true
Jul 14, 2010 11:15 pm
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