Motor Trend reports Toyota may have plans to resurrect the Supra name, or at least a new sports coupe to fill the role of the long-dead two door. Hot on the heels of sports cars like the Lexus LFA and Scion FR-S, designers are reportedly working on dusting off the 2007 FT-HS Concept for another go at life. Paired with the company's GRMN MRS prototype chassis, the vehicle will likely deliver up to 400 horsepower from a 3.5-liter V6 engine and an electric motor.

If the notion of a hybrid Supra is enough to ruffle your feathers, you may want to stop reading right now. Unlike the previous sports coupe, the new model will make use of an all-wheel-drive system. Still reading? MT reports the machine will put power to all four wheels via a CVT pulled from the Lexus RX.

That noise? It's the sound of a lonely sad trombone echoing down the halls of the internet.

Of course, all of this seems to be little more than a few educated guesses stuck together. Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda has voiced his support for a Supra successor in the past, and if green-lit, the model could see production by 2015. Early guesses say the car would bow with a $60,000 price tag, which would make for a perfect argument against sticking a new NSX in your garage.


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      Zortella
      • 2 Years Ago
      I wish they would bring back an MR 2/S successor.
      k_m94
      • 2 Years Ago
      AWD, hybrid, CVT Supra. Well, as rumors go, with expectations this dreary, the real car couldnt possibly underwhelm, even if it doesnt get made. I guess this is the worst case scenario. Best case is turbocharged I6 (or partner up with Subie again and make a turbo flat 6), RWD (awd optional...maybe), and a manual transmission for under $50k and about 3000-3200lb.
      ramairjer
      • 2 Years Ago
      If GM can build a high hp, low weight sports car for $75K (Z06), that gets reasonable mileage, Toyota should be able to also.
      sheepszies
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hopefully it won't look anything like those pictures...yuck
      vince
      • 2 Years Ago
      Would be nice if they stretched the FR-S to give it an actual backseat and squeezed a 6 cylinder under the hood. I would buy that assuming it was under 30K reasonably equipped.
      miketim1
      • 2 Years Ago
      I never wanted any other car come back as bad as I want the Toyota Supra to come back. I beggggg you you plzzzzzz
      EcoBooster
      • 2 Years Ago
      Toyota, you are absolutely backed by thousands, if not millions, of loyal fans to do this. Bless us with yet another Supra. Make it great. Just like the GT86 and BRZ. JUST PLEASE DONT TEASE US UNTIL 2015 THEN ANNOUNCE THAT IT WILL BE "AVAILABLE" AS A "SCION" IN NORTH AMERICA. We want it as the SUPRA, not the [insert stupid "youth-aimed" "hip" car name here]. We'll FORGIVE you for giving us the GT86 as a Scion here. Just don't do it again.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      Avinash Machado
      • 2 Years Ago
      So both the NSX and Supra will be hybrids.
      mufpixtintrix
      • 2 Years Ago
      While seeing the headline of this article brought a smile to my face, I'm still doubtful. Too many similar articles in the past, about a next-gen Supra, will do that to you. Still awaiting for that official announcement from Toyota...
      RJohns
      • 2 Years Ago
      Well now...When I last priced an Acura NSX it was a shade north of $80K (1992), so I am fully expecting the new NSX will come in around the $100K range. Fortunately, when I bought my 2005 RL the dealer said Acura prohibited them from marking up the price like they had been doing with the NSX and could only sell at MSRP. Paying MSRP for a vehicle that has some demand (initial or otherwise) is fine with me. Putting a markup on the vehicle causes me to walk away. In any event, if the Supra comes in at around $60K it would definitely get my attention...assuming Toyota keeps the dealers out of the markup game. We shall see...
      sloturbo
      • 2 Years Ago
      Remake the MR-2 or Supra, but price it around 50-60K, but don't make not another over the top six figure car. I hope that the FR-S sells well which should prove that keeping it simple can control costs and people will buy it.
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