Now that the NSX is on its way back, the list of sports car revivals most yearned for by US enthusiasts is probably down to the Mazda RX-7, Nissan 240SX, Lotus Elise and Toyota Supra. There's been a lot of talk about that last one over the past year especially, with rumors of an all-wheel-drive coupe utilizing a CVT last May, a Toyota engineer declaring he was instructed to develop a new Supra in November (and another MR2 in case you're wondering), a tie-up with BMW in January of this year that highlighted a "mid-size sports vehicle" and the incoming company chairman saying he wants something "comparable" to the Supra just two months ago. Oh, and there was Toyota UK going on a public stroll down Supra History Lane last month.

This week, Bloomberg spoke to Toyota USA Sales CEO Kazuo Ohara on a variety of topics, from pickup trucks to US hybrid sales to the value of the yen, then opened up the Supra issue in the last 40 seconds. While making sure to start his answer with the fact that nothing is confirmed, Ohara's reply to the resurrection of the coupe was "We have several options... and a kind of Supra successor is one of the options we have." That doesn't tell us anything we didn't already know, but Ohara's last line was, "In the future we can give you better news." We don't know if "better news" means confirmation of a Supra, or the announcement that they've confirmed something at all. So if you thought you could get off the edge of your seat, well, not just yet.

You can watch the complete Bloomberg interview below.



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      Jeff
      • 2 Years Ago
      Nissan: revive the 240Z - lightweight, 6 cylinder to beat the new fr-s
        Scooter
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Jeff
        Buy yourself a 240Z, relive the past and not whine so much about the present?
      al4gg10
      • 2 Years Ago
      Supra yes !!! A CVT in a high performance sports car STOP RIGHT THERE ! A Hybrid system can still be Non Intrusive to performance if clicked OFF when there is A Need For Speed. Please leave the CVTs for cars like the Prius !
        Teleny411
        • 2 Years Ago
        @al4gg10
        Leave the hybrid too. A sports car should be raw: driver & machine.
      Teleny411
      • 2 Years Ago
      Please: no hybrid!
      mikemaj82
      • 2 Years Ago
      How did the Elise get in that list? I would say 3000GT before the Elise.
        MANARC100
        • 2 Years Ago
        @mikemaj82
        I agree who's waiting for an Elise rebirth? The next miata may be pretty close and a lot more livable.
      WindsWilling
      • 2 Years Ago
      Put up or shut up at this point. Toyota's been talking so long about this already, just do it. RWD, 450hp Turbo motor variety (it has to have more power than a Mustang, incredible handling, $40-50k range. Don't make it into a NSX fighter, or a GT-R brawler, make it a "Vette beater".
        Scooter
        • 2 Years Ago
        @WindsWilling
        I don't see $40-$50k being reasonable for the Supra. It would probably venture further into GTR specs and pricing. Realistically, the Supra will most likely take on a GTR-esque persona of youth-relevant styling with blistering performance. Otherwise, there would be no point to all this hype.
      icemilkcoffee
      • 2 Years Ago
      It is maddening how timid Toyota is. They are sitting on tons of cash, and they are too afraid to do anything which even hints at fun and excitement.
      miketim1
      • 2 Years Ago
      this is gonna be epic. mr2 and supra ? I hope this happens.
      landypd5
      • 2 Years Ago
      This concept is too ugly to become the supra succesor put this away.
        Semislicks
        • 2 Years Ago
        @landypd5
        The new Supra is going to be much nicer than this concept. It will look like crossbreed between Z and 928. German Autobild posted renderering
      Man of men!
      • 2 Years Ago
      I just hope it is price reasonable close to that of the Corvette. Not interest in buy another $100K car!
      Avinash Machado
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hopefully they will.
      Cyrus Brooks
      • 2 Years Ago
      CVT = LOL. If the new "Supra" has a CVT then Toyota shouldn't even bother. If its a V6 hybrid don't bother. A true Supra is FR machine powered by a straight 6 anything else would be a pretender.
        Semislicks
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Cyrus Brooks
        It will have BMWs 3L TT engine with hybrid drivetrain. Gearbox will most likely be ZF 8 Speed auto currently used by BMW and Jaguar cars. There won\'t be manual gearbox. It will be in Coupe form (2+2), there is even speculation about Targa option. BMW will have the convertible form as Z5 (sister car).
      Jai
      • 2 Years Ago
      Counting the seconds before insecure GTR fanboys pollute the comments. Oh wait.. no need to count, it's already happened
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