Toyota Supra Successor Being Given High Priority

GRMN Sports Hybrid Concept 1 photo
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Today is yet another day when we’re glad Akio Toyoda is at the helm of Toyota. Rumors of a successor to the legendary Supra have once again surfaced, and this time GT 86 chief engineer Tetsuya Tada has told Asia One his big boss has asked him to "make a successor to the Supra as soon as possible."
How long will it take for the car to be read? A lot: "The GT 86 needed five years to develop, so at least five years is required for the others."

The new Supra is believed to be more of a spiritual successor to the original, since it’s believed to a an all-wheel drive hybrid, much like the next Acura NSX.

Toyota’s GRMN Sports Hybrid Concept, shown last year in its second form, provides a glimpse about the setup. It used a 3.5-liter V6 engine to power the rear wheels and a single electric motor for the front wheels.

Toyota and BMW have already publicly announced they will be making a new sportscar together in the future. Could the Supra be it?
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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