Despite the loss of several major manufacturers, the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show is shaping up to be an interesting one. This is thanks in large part to Toyota, who should have auto journalists swarming over the cars in their booth. Besides the production Lexus LF-A and a possible version of the 086A project, there’s word that Toyota will be showing the 2011 Supra at this year’s show. According to 7-Tune, the new Supra will likely be a 3.5L V6 mated to a hybrid system like the one used on the new Toyota Crown. Total power is estimated to be around 400hp. As far as the exterior, the car is expected to share looks with the FT-HS Hybrid that was shown at the last Tokyo Motor Show. There hasn’t been any info on pricing yet, but it’s been said that the car could reach production in 2011. There’s even a rumor that there will be a more affordable, non-hybrid version of the car available with less power.
With the new car-crazed CEO Akio Toyoda taking over the company, there’s good reason to believe Toyota may be on it’s way back to building exciting cars again.
I suppose we’ll have to wait until the show to find out for sure.