For nearly a quarter century, the Toyota Supra dominated Japanese performance vehicles. It was a popular sports car with solid performance, but in 2002, Toyota gave it up. But did they give it up for good? For all of you fans, there is hope out lingering out there.
Want to know why we think so? Its all based on two new recent models Toyota has created. When looking to their luxury arm, Lexus, Toyota developed the Lexus LFA supercar. The other project that Toyota has contributed to is a joint-development project, which is an all-new rear-wheel drive sports coupe. In the United States it is known as the Scion FR-S. Internationally it is called the Toyota 86. What these two vehicles tell us is that Toyota is certainly still in the performance car game.
Now you might be wondering how these to sports cars demonstrate that there may be a fifth-generation Supra on the rise; they don't, but they lay the ground work. The big clue is that Toyota already created a fifth-generation prototype five years ago. Though officially discontinued due to the 2008 financial crisis, Toyota has begun to resurrect the concept and added a few modern technologies to it.
Do you want some details? For starters, an all-new sports hybrid system and continuously variable transmission. Under the hood you will still find a 3.5-liter V6 that's good for 400 horsepower. Now what about the exterior? Its body lines are sharper, its stance is lower, and the front end is more aerodynamic than any predecessors. It could quite possibly make the 10year wait worth it.
Do you want to get more information on the possible new Toyota Supra? Check our blog often. There's sure to be more on this story in the near future, and Koons Arlington Toyota, located at 4045 Lee Hwy Arlington, VA 22207, is dedicated to keeping you informed.