It's been ten years since the a Toyota Supra rolled off an assembly line. Since then, the Japanese automaker has toyed with the idea of creating a fifth-generation model. Various prototypes and concepts have made their way to auto shows over the years, but none have truly taken shape. The closest one to make it to the production line - the Toyota FT-HS (Future Toyota-Hybrid Sport) - was seen just before the financial collapse in 2008.
Since, Toyota has kept to creating models that they know will be well received by the public. But now, with the release of the LFA from their luxury arm and FR-S from their youth brand, it appears that Toyota may be ready to take a bold step and take another shot at an all-new Supra in the near future.
So what's changed since the last time Toyota showed it off? For starters, an all-new 3.5-liter V6 engine, which dishes out 400 horsepower. It's paired with an electric motor and a continuously variable transmission (CVT), true to the Future Toyota-Hybrid Sport concept. Then there's the chassis. It's expected to borrow heavily from the GRMN (Gazoo Racing Meister of Nurburgring) MRS prototype, which was developed by Toyota developer Hiromu Naruse.
The next-generation Toyota Supra is expected to be released
by 2015, with a price tag just under $60,000. Of course, quite a bit can change
between now and then, which is why DARCARS Toyota Silver Spring, located at 12210 Cherry Hill Rd., invites you to stay tuned
for more information on its development.