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Toyota and BMW have been collaborating on a new Toyota Supra for some years, and slated to be released in 2018! 

 

concept car FT-1 was released in 2014... 

 

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testing cars spotted this year... 

 

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some rendering by fan forum based on the test car... 

 

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the old Supra was discontinued in 2002... but still very popular... 

 

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most importantly, Borneo Motors' new MD Jasmmine Wong is looking to bring in the new Supra to SG in 2019... 

 

http://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/a-womans-touch

 

The most exciting model, however, must be the Supra, a rear-wheel-drive sports model which Toyota is co-developing with BMW. It will have 3-litre and 2-litre turbocharged inline engines from the Bavarian marque and is slated to arrive in 2019.

Ms Wong admits something like the Supra will not sell in high volume, but is nonetheless crucial in transforming the image of Toyota here.

 

 

excited to see the final product and specs, and how much it will cost in SG... 

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sadly that production car is FAR AWAY from concept car [thumbsdown]

 

bobian... actual production car design is always more understated than concept car... haha... 

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guess this is coming at a premium pricing

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Looking forward to seeing this model when it launches as not since the GTR has the Japs got a proper sports saloon in their stables. I won’t count NSX in as that’s more of a super car at a very unattainable price for the majority of car buyers. Not to say this would be cheap but I think some upper echelon buyers may buy it n we can see some on the road unlike NSX where I've yet to see one!

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Looking forward to seeing this model when it launches as not since the GTR has the Japs got a proper sports saloon in their stables. I won’t count NSX in as that’s more of a super car at a very unattainable price for the majority of car buyers. Not to say this would be cheap but I think some upper echelon buyers may buy it n we can see some on the road unlike NSX where I've yet to see one!

 

GTR

NSX

Supra

is 2+2 Coupe.  Not saloon.

 

GTR at 600+ is still not attainable for the masses. 

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GTR

NSX

Supra

is 2+2 Coupe. Not saloon.

 

GTR at 600+ is still not attainable for the masses.

Typo I meant sports coupe.

Anything above $300k is only attainable to the top 5%?

 

GTR not attainable in my opinion but this Supra maybe just maybe for a few outside the top 5%. Not me obviously n hence the attraction of a Japanese Coupe which might be affordable to some but of course if Borneo decides to price it high then our buyers will shun it for sure even the deep pocketed ones.

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Typo I meant sports coupe.

Anything above $300k is only attainable to the top 5%?

 

GTR not attainable in my opinion but this Supra maybe just maybe for a few outside the top 5%. Not me obviously n hence the attraction of a Japanese Coupe which might be affordable to some but of course if Borneo decides to price it high then our buyers will shun it for sure even the deep pocketed ones.

I guess it might be priced between 400k to 600k range.

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https://newsroom.toyota.co.jp/en/toyota/21235480.html

 

The Legend Returns

Modern racing concept signals Toyota's commitment to bring back its most iconic sportscar

 

The GR Supra Racing Concept makes its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show, reviving the name and spirit of the most celebrated model in Toyota's illustrious sportscar heritage and demonstrating Toyota's commitment to bringing the Supra back to the market. It also shows the future potential for a car that can deliver high performance both on road and track.

Toyota Supra heritage

The GR Supra Racing Concept revives the great heritage of one of Toyota's most famous sports cars.

The Supra name evokes power, performance and handling that defined a succession of world-class cars for a quarter of a century. As a thoroughbred sports car, the Toyota Supra built a reputation both as a formidable performer on the road and as an all-conquering machine on the racetrack, dominating Japan's top-level GT racing series and earning legions of fans.

The Toyota Supra still enjoys an iconic status among sports car aficionados, 16 years from the end of production. Its enduring popularity has been helped by its success as a popular model in the Gran Turismo® driving simulator video game, and as a starring car in the first film in The Fast and the Furious global action movie series.

The Supra badge first appeared in 1978 on a larger and more powerful version of the second generation Celica before becoming established as a successful model in its own right.

Known as the A40, the original Supra was followed by three further generations: the A60 in 1981, A70 in 1986 and A80 in 1993.

The front engine/rear-wheel drive GT sportscar remained in production until 2002, and in its final generation it was Toyota's most powerful production model.

The Supra's reputation was greatly enhanced by its success in motorsport. Most notably, the fourth generation Supra, introduced in 1993, became the dominant force in the All-Japan GT racing―today's Super GT series―winning the GT500 class four times.

The Toyota Supra also competed in American IMSA sportscar racing in the 1980s and twice appeared at Le Mans in the 1990s.

GR Supra Racing Concept

A compact, two-door car, the GR Supra Racing Concept has a pure front-engine/rear-wheel drive configuration and makes use of advanced lightweight materials in its construction.

Created by TOYOTA GAZOO Racing, the concept perfectly expresses the "fun to drive" quality that is intrinsic to Toyota's commitment to making ever-better cars. The large "90" race number on its doors is a historical reference to Supra's codename and a big visual clue to the fact that this concept heralds Supra's return in a fifth generation.

Its development is true to the belief of Kiichiro Toyoda, founder of the car company, that participation in motorsport provides the challenges of performance and durability that can directly help develop better cars, while at the same time generating interest and excitement among motoring fans.

This ethos has been fully embraced by both Toyota Motor Corporation President Akio Toyoda and by TOYOTA GAZOO Racing, with the pursuit of success at the highest levels of international motorsport, including the World Rally Championship, World Endurance Championship and the Le Mans 24 Hours race. Taking part in these and other racing series around the world provides technical learnings that can be transferred from the race track or rally stage to development of not just new generations of Toyota's sports-focused GR models, but also to its wider range of vehicles, driven by tens of millions of people around the world.

The GR Supra Racing Concept is to be featured in a new update of the Gran Turismo Sport video game, developed by Polyphony Digital Inc., and scheduled for release in April 2018.

Design, chassis and equipment features

The racing concept has a dramatic bodywork design that includes a large rear wing. It makes extensive use of strong but lightweight composite material for elements such as the wide front and rear bumpers, front splitter and rear diffuser, side skirts, door mirror housings and the rear wing. The hood is crafted from the same material and features louvred air inlets. The windscreen and side windows are made of plastic.

The concept's chassis features lowered front and rear suspension using original equipment (OE) components. BBS racing wheels with centre-nut attachment are fitted with Michelin racing tyres. The braking system uses Brembo Racing callipers and discs and there is a racing exhaust.

The cabin is entirely competition-focused and is fitted with a racing dashboard and OMP driver's seat and safety harness. OMP has also supplied the quick-release steering wheel, mounted on a racing column and equipped with a paddle shift system. The doors are lined with carbon fibre panels and the dashboard includes a racing display.

Competition safety requirements are met by a full roll cage and fire extinguishers, and the fuel and brake lines, pedal box, battery and wiring looms are all designed to competition standard.

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing first competed in Europe in 2007 (as GAZOO Racing). It began a long association with the Nürburgring 24 Hours with two Toyota Altezza cars (equivalent to the first generation Lexus IS) and a team comprising drivers and mechanics who were Toyota employees.

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing has since become the international umbrella organisation for Toyota's global sporting programme. In just the past year is has claimed two victories during its first season in the FIA World Rally Championship and won five rounds of the FIA World Endurance Championship. Its new vehicle development programme has produced the Yaris GRMN performance hatchback, the latest in a successful series of performance-focused GR-branded cars and the first GRMN model to be developed and built in Europe.

Its work is based on three pillars: developing people through taking part in motorsport; creating fans through the excitement of motorsport and producing fun-to-drive cars; and making ever-better cars by using the knowledge gained from competition.

By bringing employees into the racing garages and pit lane, TOYOTA GAZOO Racing helps them improve their skills and help them acquire new abilities, working as a team in extreme, high-pressure environments. The personal development aspect of this work again feeds directly into Toyota's making of ever-better cars, supported by people who have the experience and vision to excel.

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Length 4,574 mm Width 2,048 mm Height 1,230 mm Wheelbase 2,470 mm

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Toyota GR Supra Concept heralds the car's return after 16 years

The final production car won't look much different

https://www.autoblog.com/2018/03/06/toyota-gr-supra-concept-revealed-geneva-593044/

 

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After years of teasers, spy shots and faint whispers, the fifth-generation Toyota Supra finally makes its debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. The Toyota GR Supra Concept might be a focused, track-prepped race car, but Toyota is making no secret that this heralds the return of the production car to showrooms. The final production model may still be a ways off, but the GR Supra Concept will be available in "Gran Turismo Sport" starting in April.

After four generations, Supra production ended in 2002, having disappeared from the U.S. after 1998 after years of slow sales. Sixteen years — or 20 depending on how you look at it — is a long time to be away. That's eons in the auto industry, and the Supra has a lot of catching up to do. The new car was only made possible thanks to a partnership with BMW, as the Supra shares a platform with the next-generation BMW Z4.

The GR in the concept's name stands for Toyota Gazoo Racing, the team behind the Japanese automaker's recent efforts in Le Mans and the World Rally Championship. The original Supra competed in IMSA, Le Mans and All-Japan GT (now known as Super GT) racing, taking four class championships in the latter.

Details are few. The car is 180 inches long, 80.6 inches wide, 48.4 inches tall and has a wheelbase of 97.2 inches. Power is sent to the rear wheels, but we don't know what it uses for an engine or transmission. The GR Supra Concept uses composite materials for the bumpers, hood, front splitter, rear diffuser, side skirts, door mirrors and the rear wing. The hood features louvered air vents. The windshield and side windows are plastic.

Despite the low ride height, Toyota says the suspension uses production parts. The BBS racing wheels are fitted with Michelin tires. The brakes come from Brembo. Inside, the GR Supra Concept is all bare metal and carbon. There's an OMP seat, harness and quick-release steering wheel. The wheel itself looks as complex as anything in Le Mans or Formula One. Toyota says the roll cage, fire extinguisher, fuel and brake lines, pedal box, battery and wiring looms are all competition spec.

This is just a preview. A production car is coming, though we don't quite know when.

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Toyota GR Supra Concept heralds the car's return after 16 years The final production car won't look much different

https://www.autoblog.com/2018/03/06/toyota-gr-supra-concept-revealed-geneva-593044/

 

After years of teasers, spy shots and faint whispers, the fifth-generation Toyota Supra finally makes its debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. The Toyota GR Supra Concept might be a focused, track-prepped race car, but Toyota is making no secret that this heralds the return of the production car to showrooms. The final production model may still be a ways off, but the GR Supra Concept will be available in "Gran Turismo Sport" starting in April.

 

After four generations, Supra production ended in 2002, having disappeared from the U.S. after 1998 after years of slow sales. Sixteen years — or 20 depending on how you look at it — is a long time to be away. That's eons in the auto industry, and the Supra has a lot of catching up to do. The new car was only made possible thanks to a partnership with BMW, as the Supra shares a platform with the next-generation BMW Z4.

The GR in the concept's name stands for Toyota Gazoo Racing, the team behind the Japanese automaker's recent efforts in Le Mans and the World Rally Championship. The original Supra competed in IMSA, Le Mans and All-Japan GT (now known as Super GT) racing, taking four class championships in the latter.

Details are few. The car is 180 inches long, 80.6 inches wide, 48.4 inches tall and has a wheelbase of 97.2 inches. Power is sent to the rear wheels, but we don't know what it uses for an engine or transmission. The GR Supra Concept uses composite materials for the bumpers, hood, front splitter, rear diffuser, side skirts, door mirrors and the rear wing. The hood features louvered air vents. The windshield and side windows are plastic.

 

Despite the low ride height, Toyota says the suspension uses production parts. The BBS racing wheels are fitted with Michelin tires. The brakes come from Brembo. Inside, the GR Supra Concept is all bare metal and carbon. There's an OMP seat, harness and quick-release steering wheel. The wheel itself looks as complex as anything in Le Mans or Formula One. Toyota says the roll cage, fire extinguisher, fuel and brake lines, pedal box, battery and wiring looms are all competition spec.

 

This is just a preview. A production car is coming, though we don't quite know when.

 

 

Production is likely due at the upcoming New York Auto Show with sales starting either end 2018 or beginning 2019, similar to the BMW Z4 it shares chassis with.

 

Rumour is that manual option may be available (after some suggested only auto from BMW/ZF 8 speed) because of this prototype video:

https://www.supramkv.com/threads/6-minute-video-of-supra-prototype-testing-in-sweden.760/

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https://newsroom.toyota.co.jp/en/toyota/21235480.html

 

The Legend Returns

Modern racing concept signals Toyota's commitment to bring back its most iconic sportscar

 

The GR Supra Racing Concept makes its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show, reviving the name and spirit of the most celebrated model in Toyota's illustrious sportscar heritage and demonstrating Toyota's commitment to bringing the Supra back to the market. It also shows the future potential for a car that can deliver high performance both on road and track.

Toyota Supra heritage

The GR Supra Racing Concept revives the great heritage of one of Toyota's most famous sports cars.

The Supra name evokes power, performance and handling that defined a succession of world-class cars for a quarter of a century. As a thoroughbred sports car, the Toyota Supra built a reputation both as a formidable performer on the road and as an all-conquering machine on the racetrack, dominating Japan's top-level GT racing series and earning legions of fans.

The Toyota Supra still enjoys an iconic status among sports car aficionados, 16 years from the end of production. Its enduring popularity has been helped by its success as a popular model in the Gran Turismo® driving simulator video game, and as a starring car in the first film in The Fast and the Furious global action movie series.

The Supra badge first appeared in 1978 on a larger and more powerful version of the second generation Celica before becoming established as a successful model in its own right.

Known as the A40, the original Supra was followed by three further generations: the A60 in 1981, A70 in 1986 and A80 in 1993.

The front engine/rear-wheel drive GT sportscar remained in production until 2002, and in its final generation it was Toyota's most powerful production model.

The Supra's reputation was greatly enhanced by its success in motorsport. Most notably, the fourth generation Supra, introduced in 1993, became the dominant force in the All-Japan GT racing―today's Super GT series―winning the GT500 class four times.

The Toyota Supra also competed in American IMSA sportscar racing in the 1980s and twice appeared at Le Mans in the 1990s.

GR Supra Racing Concept

A compact, two-door car, the GR Supra Racing Concept has a pure front-engine/rear-wheel drive configuration and makes use of advanced lightweight materials in its construction.

Created by TOYOTA GAZOO Racing, the concept perfectly expresses the "fun to drive" quality that is intrinsic to Toyota's commitment to making ever-better cars. The large "90" race number on its doors is a historical reference to Supra's codename and a big visual clue to the fact that this concept heralds Supra's return in a fifth generation.

Its development is true to the belief of Kiichiro Toyoda, founder of the car company, that participation in motorsport provides the challenges of performance and durability that can directly help develop better cars, while at the same time generating interest and excitement among motoring fans.

This ethos has been fully embraced by both Toyota Motor Corporation President Akio Toyoda and by TOYOTA GAZOO Racing, with the pursuit of success at the highest levels of international motorsport, including the World Rally Championship, World Endurance Championship and the Le Mans 24 Hours race. Taking part in these and other racing series around the world provides technical learnings that can be transferred from the race track or rally stage to development of not just new generations of Toyota's sports-focused GR models, but also to its wider range of vehicles, driven by tens of millions of people around the world.

The GR Supra Racing Concept is to be featured in a new update of the Gran Turismo Sport video game, developed by Polyphony Digital Inc., and scheduled for release in April 2018.

Design, chassis and equipment features

The racing concept has a dramatic bodywork design that includes a large rear wing. It makes extensive use of strong but lightweight composite material for elements such as the wide front and rear bumpers, front splitter and rear diffuser, side skirts, door mirror housings and the rear wing. The hood is crafted from the same material and features louvred air inlets. The windscreen and side windows are made of plastic.

The concept's chassis features lowered front and rear suspension using original equipment (OE) components. BBS racing wheels with centre-nut attachment are fitted with Michelin racing tyres. The braking system uses Brembo Racing callipers and discs and there is a racing exhaust.

The cabin is entirely competition-focused and is fitted with a racing dashboard and OMP driver's seat and safety harness. OMP has also supplied the quick-release steering wheel, mounted on a racing column and equipped with a paddle shift system. The doors are lined with carbon fibre panels and the dashboard includes a racing display.

Competition safety requirements are met by a full roll cage and fire extinguishers, and the fuel and brake lines, pedal box, battery and wiring looms are all designed to competition standard.

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing first competed in Europe in 2007 (as GAZOO Racing). It began a long association with the Nürburgring 24 Hours with two Toyota Altezza cars (equivalent to the first generation Lexus IS) and a team comprising drivers and mechanics who were Toyota employees.

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing has since become the international umbrella organisation for Toyota's global sporting programme. In just the past year is has claimed two victories during its first season in the FIA World Rally Championship and won five rounds of the FIA World Endurance Championship. Its new vehicle development programme has produced the Yaris GRMN performance hatchback, the latest in a successful series of performance-focused GR-branded cars and the first GRMN model to be developed and built in Europe.

Its work is based on three pillars: developing people through taking part in motorsport; creating fans through the excitement of motorsport and producing fun-to-drive cars; and making ever-better cars by using the knowledge gained from competition.

By bringing employees into the racing garages and pit lane, TOYOTA GAZOO Racing helps them improve their skills and help them acquire new abilities, working as a team in extreme, high-pressure environments. The personal development aspect of this work again feeds directly into Toyota's making of ever-better cars, supported by people who have the experience and vision to excel.

Dimensions
Length 4,574 mm Width 2,048 mm Height 1,230 mm Wheelbase 2,470 mm

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What happened to TRD?

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What happened to TRD?

 

TRD has rebranded to Gazoo: https://toyotagazooracing.com/our-story/

 

"With this in mind, in April 2015, Toyota went back to the basis and united Toyota’s motorsports activities into “TOYOTA GAZOO Racing”, placing motorsports as a fundament in its commitment to make ever-better cars."

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