Automotive news website, Autoblog has reported that the Toyota Supra concept will be showcased at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, in January 2014.
The website has reported that some of the members of the Toyota team, responsible for the development have provided information that the company will unveil a new concept that will preview the upcoming production model. Meanwhile, Toyota declined to confirm the rumors. Recently, Toyota and BMW joined hands and Toyota chairman Mr.Takeshi Uchiyamada had stated he wants the jointly developed BMW-Toyota Sports car to be a high-performance model which can be compared to the Supra.
Toyota GT 86 chief engineer Tetsuya Tada has also stated that the company has asked him to make a Supra successor as soon as possible.
Although the news hasn’t been confirmed, previous reports have hinted that the production model of the Supra could be launched in the year 2017. The car will feature a 2.5 liter turbocharged motor, and also include a hybrid system.
In the year 2007, the Toyota FT-HS concept pictured above seemed like a perfectly promising Supra replacement. But sadly, owing to the economic recession, all those plans were shelved off.
If Toyota, which has been keeping mum about this concept decides to build this, the car will be the direct rival to the upcoming Acura NSX rival from Honda.
We will have to wait and watch if Toyota really brings this Supra Concept to the Detroit Motor Show.
Stay tuned to Motoroids for more dope on the Toyota Supra Concept and the upcoming Detroit Motor Show.
Source : Autoblog