We'd venture to guess that in recent years, there have probably been almost as many rumors swirling about a Toyota Supra successor than there have been for a mid-engine Corvette. (Case in point: the speculative renderings we came across a few years ago, pictured above.) While we don't expect the Corvette's recipe to change drastically any time soon, it looks like a Supra – or more appropriately a Supra-like car – could be closer than we think.

First, there was an announcement of a BMW-Toyota joint venture. Said venture would, among other things, "Set up a feasibility study to define a joint platform concept for a mid-size sports vehicle."

Upping chances even further, a new Automotive News report claims that incoming Toyota chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada wants a vehicle "comparable" to the Supra. Clearly there are a lot of parties that want a new Supra to happen – to say nothing of enthusiasts – but Uchiyamada might be just the guy to get it done. None of this is proof positive of an impending Supra, to be sure, but winds do seem favorable.


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      poopoohead100
      • 1 Year Ago
      They should also improve the FR-S while they're at it. All it needs is an N20 turbo 4.
      Legend
      • 1 Year Ago
      DO IT
      Frisky_Dingo
      • 1 Year Ago
      I hope by 'comparable' they don't mean a 'Supra' badge slapped on a 60K AWD automatic hybrid. Leave that **** to Lexus.
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      Speed Devil
      • 1 Year Ago
      Best bet: Take a Mk4 as a prototype, push it towards 400hp stock (Crank, not wheel), same 2JZ-GTE engine but modernized, take the best of the new (weight saving material, newer parts, ect.) and mix it with the old. Use the 335i/M3 as the initial target, acquire others, and beat them. Use the same strategy they did with the Toyabaru; Make it fun to drive or go home! Only with the insane power and potential the Supra had originally (Or how they could of done the Toyabaru)
      re037
      • 1 Year Ago
      student work showcase. nice job ab. /sarcasm
      oRenj9
      • 1 Year Ago
      If you want a modern Supra, the 335is fits the bill just fine. Or better yet, the defunked 135M coupe.
      Anthony White
      • 1 Year Ago
      not as good as 370Z
      SquareFour
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ahhh, another Toyota comment thread! There'll be a lot of generic comments featuring the words "beige", "boring" and "appliance". There will also be many comments exaggerating Toyota's innovations and the Supra's importance in the pantheon of automobiles. Why even bother reading the comments?
        • 1 Year Ago
        @SquareFour
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      Ryan C. Lawson
      • 1 Year Ago
      Finally.
        Street King
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Ryan C. Lawson
        Yeah, "finally" coming from a 14 year old. THIS is why Toyota will never bring it back folks...
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          @Street King
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      ilmhmtu
      • 1 Year Ago
      So do we, Toyota chairman!! So do we!!
      speedracerx808
      • 1 Year Ago
      For all that is good in the world, please make a worthy successor.
        snap_understeer_ftw
        • 1 Year Ago
        @speedracerx808
        considering the GT86 as a successor to the AE86, I have no doubt Toyota can deliver on a Supra! I think the GT 86 delivered perfectly on its promise of being a (relatively) low power, fun to drive, lightweight (by today's safety standards) sporty coupe
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