Have we told you how badly we want a reboot of the Toyota Supra? One of the iconic cars of Gen X youth, the Supra died an untimely death in the mid-1990s along with the rest of the Japanese sports car market. This was, of course, long before most of us had managed to graduate from college and get decent enough jobs to be able to afford anything more exciting than a used Honda Civic.

So yes, we hang on every word out of Japan, and the latest comes via Motor Trend. It's reporting that a hybrid, 400-horsepower, 3.5-liter V6 powertrain is being tested for possible release in 2015. The new Supra would look a lot like the FT-HS concept that Toyota showed at the 2007 Detroit Auto Show, according to the magazine, which also says that if we really want to see this Supra successor, we'd better hope the Toyota GT 86/Scion FR-S does well.


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      Sukairain
      • 3 Years Ago
      Is every sport car from Japan going to have the GT-R A-pillar and roofline from now on? (and the Aston Martin Zagato as well)
      dtrump_21
      • 3 Years Ago
      400bhp...........YAY!!
      thomasaschnewitz
      • 3 Years Ago
      Toyota didn't stop production of the Supra until 2002 in Japan...
        • 3 Years Ago
        @thomasaschnewitz
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      Redline
      • 3 Years Ago
      YES PLEASE
      Dwight Bynum Jr.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Um... why would it look like the car that was the concept for the current GT-86 / Scion FR-S?!
        Burabus
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Dwight Bynum Jr.
        That is not the concept for the GT-86.
        Burabus
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Dwight Bynum Jr.
        That is not the concept for the GT-86. The FT-86 was the concept car.
          Lachmund
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Burabus
          it definately WAS the first concept they had for the gt-86
          Lachmund
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Burabus
          Timeline of the idea for the GT-86: Toyota FT-HS Concept - 2007 Toyota FT-86 Concept - 2009 Scion FR-S Concept - 2011
      • 3 Years Ago
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        deeeznuuuts83
        • 3 Years Ago
        If you want Nissan to make a supercar that "actually looks super," then rest assured that it will cost a lot more, if that's alright with you.
        RA
        • 3 Years Ago
        more opinions than facts. those cars were discontinued due to market reasons.
          deeeznuuuts83
          • 3 Years Ago
          @RA
          Yup. The strength of the yen compared to the U.S. dollar at that time made the cars closer to $45-50k for the good versions of the Mazda RX-7, Mitsubishi 3000GT, Nissan 300ZX and Toyota Supra, which was a lot of money in the mid-1990s, while a car like the Corvette started at closer to $40k. Toyota eventually slashed the MSRP of the Supra by $10k toward the end of its lifespan (at least while it was sold in the U.S. until 1998).
        mostchillininsc
        • 3 Years Ago
        I don't even know where to start with this one... I don't know "what" S2000 you were driving but I've owned both the AP1 and AP2. Granted, the AP2 was dumbed down but it was a great car. The AP1 was simply fantastic -- a true track weapon. You are one of the very few people (if not the only) whom I ever heard use the words "over-hyped and under performing" to describe a S2000. Frankly, I cannot think of of more enthusiast-biased car at that price point. That being said, each to their own. I, too, have owned an M3 and a Cayman S -- my wife currently drives a 10 M3 sedan. All great cars and great brands. All of that being said, apples to oranges. I'm not quite sure how the S2000 got dragged into an article about a Supra which then got confused with Porsche's and M3's. I personally am craving a Japanese sports car that delivers. I'm not a proponent of the next Supra having a hybrid powertrain -- keep those for the sedans and cars for the masses -- not sports cars. All of that being said, sounds like you need to stick with Porsche's and BMW's. Each to their own.
          • 3 Years Ago
          @mostchillininsc
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          mostchillininsc
          • 3 Years Ago
          @mostchillininsc
          I did not (DID NOT) compare the S2000 to a Cayman or M3 -- as I suggested, an apples to oranges comparison. What I did say, however, is that the S2000 is a great car. I stand behind that comment. I'm fully aware that the AP1 car was a handful and the car exhibited some bump steer -- I don't think it's quite the deficiency you make it out to be but your certainly entitled to your opinion. Are there cars that are more balanced and easier to drive, absolutely. But I have to say out of all of the cars I've owned, the S2000 is still one of the most fun I've owned. It required skill and attention to drive at it's limits. Have you ever been to a Autocross event? I attend regularly and often times S2000s outnumber everything else there. I guess they do suck -- what do I know... And as much of Miata fan as I am, a Miata over an S2000??? Man, I'm not drinking your Kool-Aid...
      Lachmund
      • 3 Years Ago
      looks at this concept looks at the final gt 86 cries
      • 3 Years Ago
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        Ron
        • 3 Years Ago
        Candidly... Hybrids are just stupid. 1.) The additional cost of the hybrid equipment far out weigh the cost of the fuel you save. (last I calculated you would have to drive a hybrid for over 380000 miles to break even, assuming you never have to replace a $3k battery, or a 4k motor.....) 2.) The part time power supplied by the electric motors do not make up for the full time weight added by the batteries. Don't forget you still have to stop all that weight, and carry it around the corners; which is exacly won't you don't want in a sports car... dead weight... 3.) Not to mention the manufacture of the hybrid components have a greater impact to the enviorment than the fuel you save..... Take a 400hp traditional sports car, and a 400hp hybrid version of the same car, and the traditional car will spank it all day long, be cheaper to buy, and cheaper to own.
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Ron
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      Ianx12
      • 3 Years Ago
      oh wow the new scion FT-HS you go toyota keep letting us down, hybrid WTF
      WindsWilling
      • 3 Years Ago
      First of all, that car is hideous looking. It was hideous when it was unveiled nearly a decade ago, and it's even more hideous today. It should at least "resemble" a Supra if it's supposed to be one. BUT then again, it won't be a Supra even if the Supra badge is on there with a lame hybrid powertrain. Just let the Supra name stay dead, no reason to dust it back off and let everyone down. And considering how they let down everyone with the FT-86, outside of the "advertising media extension" reviews, Toyota should just leave it go. They're the Buick of Japanese cars now, deal with it.
        ryanandrewmartin
        • 3 Years Ago
        @WindsWilling
        I agree that it is hideous and that the Supra name should just die unless they're going to make it a 370z competitor. No going above it's previous aim and gunning for the GTR, no hybrid BS. Just a RWD coupe with a good chunk of power. Not everyone was let down (how are we talking in past-tense already? Only journalists have driven it thus far and they mostly like it) by the Toyobaru. A LOT of people actually like it a lot. Gets a lot of favorable reviews from what I've read thus far. YOU aren't EVERYBODY. Get over yourself.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @WindsWilling
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      Taggart
      • 3 Years Ago
      The original NSX and Supra were icons (especially the NSX) because every piece of their engineering, every technology, was integral to driving performance. Now, it's technology for its own sake, with noisy, overdone design language to boot.
      AcidTonic
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm so glad this new hybrid system will be easily tunable for more power. It was such a better idea than using a twin-turbo motor I'm surprised no one came up with this idea first...... I'm sure that Supra owners were just dying to get those turbo's out of the engine bay. This hybrid will will in fact be a much greener car. Nobody will want one so it won't be burning much fuel. It will only be filing landfills. How green is that?
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