long-awaited toyota ‘supra’ resurrection set to happen in 2018
 

long-awaited toyota ‘supra’ resurrection set to happen in 2018

the long-awaited toyota ‘supra’ resurrection is set to happen in 2018

toyota has been working on the model since 2015, but has now begun to move development further forward with the fastback coupé set to arrive in 2018. the next-generation ‘supra’ will come as the long-awaited successor to the japanese manufacturers emblematic coupé, which was discontinued in 2002. the new ‘supra’ draws its influence from the FT-1 concept’ of NAIAS 2014 and will sit above the ‘GT86 in toyota’s line-up.

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the new ‘supra’ will translate design elements from the ‘FT-1 concept’

that positioning tallies in concurrence with the return of one of toyota’s classic sports car names. in june 2016, a trademark application for the ‘supra’ nameplate was filed with the european union intellectual property office, signalling the manufacturers wish to showcase the car throughout europe. while the ‘celica’ badge has traditionally been used for models of the ‘GT86’s size, the ‘supra’ name would give the firm a mainstream sports car flagship.

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the traditional 2002 toyota ‘supra’

the new sports car is expected to be considerably more expensive than the popular ‘GT86’, reflecting what is likely to include a more complex powertrain and high-tech construction.

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the ‘GT86’ is set to make way on the fast-car podium at toyota

the ‘supra’s’ form will draw its influence from the ‘FT-1 concept’s’ design language incorporating curved, expressive body forms shaped by the wind; inlets, air ducts, and vent features help reinforce its aggressive track stance with airflow management and highly aerodynamic elements.

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the ‘FT-1 concept’ includes a retractable rear wing to create additional downforce
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the toyota ‘supra’ resurrection is set to happen in 2018

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