• Feb 16, 2006
Probably not. It’s the cover shot of a Japanese auto mag featuring some type of big-rimmed Toyota coupe concept that could be nothing more than the digital daydream of a Japanese artist. Still, it’s fun to speculate and chime in with our opinion on what if this were the next Supra.

A two-page spread reveals a possible convertible version, as well as what appears to be a reference to a 5.0L V8 producing somewhere in the range of 425 to 445 horsepower. The roofline and c-pillar seem to be inspired by Infinit’s G35 coupe, while the rear end of the convertible is a dead ringer for a Honda S2000.

Toyota is ensuring that the Supra will arrive very fashionably late, if at all, to a party that’s currently being hosted by the aforementioned Infiniti G35, Honda S2000, and also the Mazda RX-8.


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      • 8 Years Ago
      Well if the Supra were to come out above the IS350 in cost it ould be dead in the water. 350z and Mustang GT are mid 20's cars. If toyota wanted to compete thats where they would need to be. Of course Toyota doesn't need to compete, they are doing just find making very good, hugely selling, bland cars.

      I'll just reserve my performance dollars for the Evo X next year although I'd love to see a top notch Supra come back. The old ones still look good even today, now that is classic design.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I think this is going to the Lexus SC replacement, makes more sense to market this as a high end considering the specs of the car. Gonna cost beaucoup cash... Last I heard the celica replacement will supposedly be introduced in the Scion lineup.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Toyota sport is a JOKE. celica? Underpowered and stupid looking, and dead for years. matrix xrs? i said sport, not grocery master. Get real.

      They've been talking about a supra replacement since the day the last one died. Fact is they've been full of it for years now, and they're still full of it. There's no new Supra until it can be seen in person at a dealership with a price tag on it.

      Any of you who think the lexus IS somehow competes with BMW either have not driven the thing, or are clueless. The IS has the numbers but it feels like a lead sled.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Bring back the Supra!!!!!
      Offer a V8 with a V6 option,in a lightweight chassis, room for four, 6-speed manual, no manu-matics or sequential shifters please.
      Minimize the driver control nannies. Keep it a real drivers car. Plus it costs less.
      Leave out navigation, unnecessary, plus aftermarket units and portable units are much better.
      Just give consumers a drivers car without the bells and whistles.
      Keep the price under $40,000 for the V8 version and in the low $30K for the V6 version.
      Toyota needs to give American consumers an option to the musclecars from GM, Ford, and DC. Some people don't care for the styling and OHV engines.
      The 350Z is a great car but it needs competition. Some people don't care for Turbos and Superchargers that are popular to car manufacturers because it's easy to add HP/TQ. The EVO and STI are great cars but forced induction is too easy.
      There are many great cars out there but the price keeps climbing.
      The Corvette is great, how about something not with a OHV engine that is bored out to over 6.0 liters.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The front looks like an Astro Martin.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Huh, Best Car, yeah, RIGHT. Crappy 3rd rate mag,shows crappy cheap photo shops. Chops, whatever. Rumors of next-gen Supra has been out since, what, like when the last Supra died. Duh.
      HOWEVER, besides the BC crap, Mag-X, a more reputable (and also certified by Businessweek as a more acurate, supplied-by-insiders monthly), the Supra development seems to have been an on-and-off project. Seems that they are waiting to unleash whatever they have to counter what Nissan has-350Z, the new Gs, GT-Rs...

      On the other hand, where art thou, Honda? NSX, Prelude anyone?
      • 8 Years Ago
      You can see they kept the rear lights at the top of the page.
      • 8 Years Ago
      "there's always the Matrix XRS"

      That's pretty funny. I own a 2003 XRS, and while it has plenty of get-up-and-go for a sub-20k car, no-one anywhere is going to confuse it for a Celica, RSX, or anything else 'sporty' ;)
      • 8 Years Ago
      i think Toyota is not interested in a Toyota sports car. if anything, it'll be a lexus, and with that, it won't be a RX-8, 350z challenger. it'll be a BMW fighter. oh, woops, is called an IS350.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The front reminds me of that of a Maserati Spyder's - and that is a very good thing. There is also definitive Supra lineage as well.

      Overall, it seems like a tighter package than the last Supra - perhaps that is due to the absense of a large rear spoiler?

      http://www.ummediawatch.blogspot.com
      • 8 Years Ago
      #14, lubo, your a complete idiot.

      to get some things sorted out

      1"talk of the celica getting the chops" - its been gone for a long time...

      2 who the said anything about the lf1? you telling us this like us stupid americans need to be informed by the all knowing azn fanboi

      you say the next supra will be priced above the is350 and compete with the rx8 and mustang which both come in at 25. dont be stupid. 40k or 25, hum....

      if your going to "correct" everyone you had dam well make sure you got your facts right.
      • 8 Years Ago
      New from Toyota: The 500Z....
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