7 Things You Need to Know about the New Toyota Supra — Yahoo Autos

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7 Things You Need to Know the New Toyota Supra

As any gearhead tell you, the Toyota is a proper 90s hero car. ran for nearly 24 years, but it wasn’t the Mark IV arrived in 1992, the Supra cemented its place in as the lovable, tunable, affordable king of the mid-90s.

Unfortunately- a successful ten-year run- ended with the Mark IV in leaving the Toyota lineup to in its own facade of beige nothingness. The the Corolla. and of course, the Prius. well and meet the automaker’s Vision” program, but don’t do to inspire.

But now, there’s hope. and CEO Akio Toyoda (a former driver), brings a fresh to a brand that had seemed to lost its “fun” perception of the 80s and With cars like the GT 86, the first step in the right and a new sportscar which many pegged as the successor to the Supra is in the

What it will officially has yet to be determined. But based on previous rumors, and a little bit of research- we together 7 things that you to know regarding the upcoming new and an exclusive rendering done up our at Hansen Art :

It might not actually be “Supra”

And that’s going to be rather for a lot of people to hear. As the Gen-Y market begins to bloom, are looking for familiar nameplates. It back a sense of nostalgia, a of what was once great. As of Toyota tells us that the moniker is only but a “candidate” in a list of possible names for the new

It’s going to be hybrid

two, for many Supra The 2JZ (twin-turbo, inline-six) engine was for its ability to churn out massive of aftermarket power. But as with hybrid powertrains we see today, shops tend to stay out of way, as working on such a gets overly complicated and

Emission standards are hitting hard, and as Toyota sits at the of hybrid research, we don’t the Supra will be the automaker’s pet project in a line of high-performance, sportscars.

It’s going to be

Finally, some good Yes, it’s going to be as powerful as many of the other supercars hitting the market at the (GT-R, R8, Evo XI, etc.). 500-hp, or is predicted to come from the hood.

It’s going to be drive

A breath of fresh air for many as to the softening of the Supra. It will rear-drive, as confirmed by GT 86 chief Tetsuya Tada. Previous suggested that all-wheel-drive be in play, but Toyota is sticking to its (somewhat) and keeping the buyer in

It might not come with a

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But then again, neither most high-performance sportscars to the hybrid era. Sigh …

going to use plenty of carbon

Carbon fiber is a must on top performance vehicles. And with the new Toyota isn’t slacking on the stuff. Together, including with whom they on the i8, you may remember- the Supra successor come with a similar build derived from the i8. many details are still

It’s going to be “fun”

I this is the most important here. Sure, it might be a hybrid-driving, soft sportster, but knows how to make fun sportscars. And them well. The original the Celica. the 2000GT. the GT 86 have all heralded as some of the most fun on the planet.

We just hope the lives up to expectations. And that we see it than later.


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