The Supra led a general revolution in 90s, it’s 2 litre JZ motor had such a wide rev band that at full chat it would actually cause trouser-troubles for the automotively inclined. So you can imagine the excitement for the baby boomer when Toyota announced that they would build another throwback edition of the Supra in 2018, although they did not say that it would carry forward the Supra’s nomenclature. The wait is now over, Toyota took to social media earlier today to consecrate their promises teasing a silhouette image of the new Supra with the tagline The Legend Returns” followed by the much awaited date for launch saying “At the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, a modern racing concept signals Toyota’s commitment to bring back to the market its most iconic sports car.”
Technically, Toyota have chosen their words with extreme care, which means this could also just as easily by the new 2000GT. Which is great, but we’d rather have a Supra ! The only consolation is the fact that we have known for a while that Toyota and BMW have teamed up to build a new platform for a sports car that will underpin a Toyota as well as the new BMW Z4. Naturally the Supra comes to mind especially considering the Z4 dimensions. Now the rumour mill has been of the opinion that Toyota is going to pull the wraps of the new Supra at Geneva this year.
Now, the word play on this post isn’t lost on us with Toyota specifically saying that the car unvieled will be a “a modern racing concept”, and going by the larger than life wing on the Supra which is perhaps a tad to radical for anything targeted at production. I guess we’ll just have to hold our horses till next month, before we officially take to the streets in celebration.
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