For many years, the sports car in the Toyota line up was the Supra, but it has been over a decade since a car with that name as offered. Toyota’s engineering head Tetsuya Tada has now said publicly that the coming sports car that is being co-developed with help from BMW is the vehicle he wants to bring the Supra name back to the market.
“I love the Supra and I love the name Supra,” Tada-san said.
He goes on to say that he and his team are pushing for the new car to be called the Supra. He also noted that the cooperation between Toyota and BMW has gone well so far. It’s unclear if Tada and his team will get their wish and the new car will be named the Supra. The co-developed sports car with BMW is set to launch sometime in 2018. The last car to roll off the Toyota assembly line wearing the Supra name was in 2002. One of the most popular of the Supra versions would be that twin-turbo version that was made iconic in the original Fast & Furious movie.