Toyota was once an automaker known for its two-door sportscars and coupes. There was the Celica. There was the Supra. There was the Lexus SC. But while those have all long since departed, the Japanese auto giant is clawing its way back to the territory it once owned.

The Lexus LFA is one heck of a first salvo, and the FT-86 is around the corner. There's a world of space between those models, though, and according to the latest reports, Toyota is planning to fill that space, too.

Rumor has it that, while not officially sanctioned, a team of engineers is working on a rear-drive successor to the Supra, though where the project stands and what future it may have remain big question marks. A second front-drive luxury hybrid coupe is also tipped to be in the works from Lexus, adopting much of its underpinnings from the CT200h.

Before those arrive, though, we look upwards to the LFA. The convertible version has reportedly been postponed if not axed entirely, but word has it that a special edition is to be presented at and named for the Tokyo Motor Show. The model would reportedly be distinguished by bare carbon-fiber panels for the roof and spoiler and a significant price premium over the stock model.


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      Musclecarinthesis777
      • 3 Years Ago
      I really like the FT-HS it looks really really good. That how you revive your self Toyota.
      Tuga
      • 3 Years Ago
      If any of this is true: Your move Honda.
        4 String
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Tuga
        Honda/Toyota: You've activated my TRAP CARD!!! Sorry, couldn't help it.
      pasigiri
      • 3 Years Ago
      If Toyota brings back the Supra, Honda the NSX, and Mazda brings back a true FD RX-7 successor, then ... man, the good ole days would be back.
        gallandof
        • 3 Years Ago
        @pasigiri
        it would be interesting for sure, but i wonder performance wise how they would do against these AWD turbo 4's (evo,sti,wrx etc...) unless of course they can put out 500HP RWD cars with engines revving to 8k+ *drool*
          Jason
          • 3 Years Ago
          @gallandof
          What's with you guys and AWD? It's heavy, pushes the engine up near the radiator, and many AWD vehicles understeer terribly at the limit. Then of course, you get the guys who think that because they have AWD, they have traction that apparently breaks the laws of physics, and you see a rather nasty accident on the road. Sorry kids, but AWD won't get you around a hairpin at 80+mph. Those kinds of guys think that the driving in Need for Speed and other arcade type games is real. "Damn bro, I just took that corner at 100mph!" :facepalm:
      Smooth
      • 3 Years Ago
      Seems like Toyota and Honda are listening.....let's just pray they deliver the goods like they did in the past :) Honda's got the NSX successor, an RSX type coupe and more power coming for the CR-Z supposedly. Time to pray.....
      Typhon
      • 3 Years Ago
      I always loved the FT-HS design and it's already more than 4 years old. I don't care if they badge it a Supra or an MR-2, I'd just love to see Toyota making this and once again offer good looking, high performance sports cars.
      Clock
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hell yeah And hopefully Lexus will get their hands on the Supra chassis and make a new SC with a UZ V8 engine! I wouldn't push my luck and ask for a new MR2. I like all 3 generations and and they can be easily be obtained unlike the Supra.
        graphikzking
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Clock
        Mr2 would totally kill CRZ sales as well. 2 seater from 2005 was under 2200lbs. If they added the battery/hybrid system you're looking at another 220lbs. That's 2420. Lets say 150lbs in safety regs. You're stll only at 2570 lbs and with the Prius hybrid tuned a bit you would get like 50mpg and be faster than the existing prius. Then a NON hybrid version and put a small turbo4 (1.6 liter) into it for like 180hp and you'd have a nice performing 2400lb car.
          axiomatik
          • 3 Years Ago
          @graphikzking
          They have to keep it from looking like a Barbie car. I think that was one of the biggest things that killed the last MR-2, it was a design that guys wouldn't be caught dead in. The 1st and 2nd generations looked like small sports cars. The 3rd looked like a plastic toy.
      AWD terror
      • 3 Years Ago
      @Jason You have obviously never driven an AWD sports car on a track. If you did, you'd know how preposterous what you are saying really is. Every Drivetrain layout had its advantages and disadvantages. If a driver knows to take proper advantage of a given setup, any kind of car could be a potent weapon. To diss or praise any car based on its layout is simply uneducated and silly. Until we start talking about extreme motorsports like F1 and Indycar etc, weight is really an over-rated talking point. Also, there are 4WD Porsches where the engine is NOT pushed to the front. So let us stop this useless banter and talk about a Supra or whatever the hell it is that Toyota wants to come up with.
      Chris
      • 3 Years Ago
      Now if they could just bring back the Cressida...
      acashe42
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hell yeah! Can't wait for the old rivalry to live on. Supra vs. Nissan Gtr
      4 String
      • 3 Years Ago
      Makes sense. The Supra was born out of the Celica project and platform (the first was even called Celica Supra if I'm not mistaken). Now that the FR-S/FT-86 / Celica-successor is in the works, it will only be so long until the full fledged Supra emerges into the limelight. Hell yes.
      Redline
      • 3 Years Ago
      How can you forget the 2000GT in your line up? The most iconic sportscar and coupe Toyota has ever produced IMHO.
      dragonrage1191
      • 3 Years Ago
      As many a the other commentators here, I'm not getting my hopes up, but if this somehow does become true I'll be one excited person. The Supra has to be one of the coolest sports cars to have been produced.
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