It could just be a slow start to the news week around the Toyota offices, but its UK blog has posted a brief history on its legendary Supra sports car. Read into however you'd like, but there has been plenty of speculation as to the return of the Supra nameplate in recent years (including last month from incoming Toyota chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada).

Built from April 1978 through July 2002, Toyota's sports coupe made quite a name for itself as both the Celica Supra (shown above) and the Supra, and the blog post charts many of the changes and highlights through the years. Head on over to the Toyota UK blog to read more about this Supra's history, and then be sure to check out the gallery of images from Toyota spanning all four generations.


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      bonehead
      • 1 Year Ago
      It is a crime that the Supra is no longer produced. In the late 90s these cars (although spectacular and awesome) just became too expensivre. Nissan realized this and moved from the 300Z turbo to a less expensive 350Z with similar performance. Toyota should do the same with the Supra. Dont make it so high tech and expensive that it is out of the reach. We already have the GT-R for that. Just make it a great looking reliable light and fun car. Even it its acceleration it less than a Camaro SS and a Mustang GT, just make it lighter, better handling, and futuristic. The market needs these affordable halo cars....im rambling, need more coffee but you get the gist.
      ilovepartygirls
      • 1 Year Ago
      The last Supra generation's design is timeless!
        miketim1
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ilovepartygirls
        Gen 3 is timeless also those flip up headlights and edgy body is still a sight to see when its in good condition
        Rich
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ilovepartygirls
        It was timeless because it was the last duel from Toyota-Nissan... then Nissan killed Toyota's daydream via R35... now all they have is a memory, which IS timeless.
        Rob
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ilovepartygirls
        My thoughts exactly
      Radioactive Flea
      • 1 Year Ago
      You are never going to see a new Supra, and if you do it will be 150k. The low amount of comments on this forum is one example of why. If this where a Camry article, it would have had 150 comments by now. Enthusiasm for the car in America is dead. We buy appliances now.
      Seriously
      • 1 Year Ago
      I had a 1982 Supra and I absolutely loved it. My dad bought it new, put 66k on it and it was what I learned to drive on. I put another 60k on it (or so) and sold it. The Supra was a tank. Even though I learned on it, it had the original clutch when sold. The clutch was still fine. I think it was from a Kenworth truck! Unfortunately, Supras were a prone to trailing throttle oversteer and the person I sold it to let off too quickly in a corner, spun it and totaled it. It hurt when I found out!
      bchreng
      • 1 Year Ago
      Lol at all the haters. Toyota still has the LF-A, IS-F, CT, FR-S and (to some degree) the tC. Hopefully we'll see a Supra and an MR-2 successor sometime within the next 10 years.
        Rob
        • 1 Year Ago
        @bchreng
        Using terms like \"haters\" doesn\'t help your credibility
          bonehead
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Rob
          I think using terms like "tC" destroyed all credibility there.
      JonnyO
      • 1 Year Ago
      Blah blah blah, Toyota. Either get serious and make a new one or let sleeping dogs lie.
        miketim1
        • 1 Year Ago
        @JonnyO
        Toyota isnt the only auto maker that has revisited a car it used to produce relax dude. BMW, Mazda and a bunch of others makes do this all the time. The fact alone that Toyota is talking about a supra in any kind of way is a good sign that the supra sprit still lingers in the company and thats a really good sign. Sleeping dogs? Supras make not be rolling off the proaction line line but type supra in youtube and you will see Supras are still alive and kicking faster and harder then alot of current cars.
          axiomatik
          • 1 Year Ago
          @miketim1
          That's great and all, but it is like the middle aged dude who won't stop talking about his high school football days. BMW and Mazda have never stopped making cars for enthusiasts. Toyota only has the 86's, and only for the past year.
          Schadenfreude
          • 1 Year Ago
          @miketim1
          The difference is, no one cares if BMW makes another 8 series. A lot of people care about a new Supra.
      Rich
      • 1 Year Ago
      Build it or shut-up, I'm sick of a decade long love affair with the car "we used to make".
      bK
      • 1 Year Ago
      time to wake up Toyota
      Clock
      • 1 Year Ago
      82-86 Celica Supra is my more obtainable dream car. I'd garage and baby it, but not to the ridiculous degree that some car owners go to with their classics. The 80s were the best time to be in a Toyota. Of course I'll admit I'm biased, I've owned 2 MK1 MR2s, an 86 corolla, and 89 cressida, plus several toyotas from later times. The MKIII Supra on the other hand is one of the worst cars built by Toyota.
      Shiftright
      • 1 Year Ago
      The second gen is still my favorite. In white it looked like a Stormtrooper
      fiveOhStarbai
      • 1 Year Ago
      All this does is remind me of how great Toyota once was, and how dreadfully horrible they are today. (At least in this market segment, and not counting the Toyobaru)
      miketim1
      • 1 Year Ago
      The last gen supra... fav car of all time. Its all i need in my life one day I will have the funds to own one and build it.
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