The fourth generation Toyota Supra is a model that sits near the top of many people’s dream car list – even those who weren’t around when the car was first introduced in the early 1990s. The MkIV Supra never really went out of style, and if used car values are to be believed, they are more sought after today than they’ve ever been.
In looking towards the future however, Toyota has not-so-secretly been working on a car said to be the successor to the famed Supra. Regardless of what it ends up being called, it has some some big shoes to fill.
While we won’t see the finished product for a while yet, it’s already clear that this new Supra will not be the same one we grew up with.
First off, there’s the fact that it’s being co-developed with BMW, who will also build its own coupe using the same platform. Then there’s word that the car will employ some of Toyota’s hybrid technology, something you may be able to hear in this new video showing a prototype at the Nürburgring.
On one hand, the fact that Toyota is doing this at all is pretty cool. On the other, it’s looking like the car will be a big departure from the old Supra that so many people still dream about. Obviously, final judgement will have to wait until the production version appears and its final specs are revealed, but I can already tell this one’s going to generate lots of differing opinions, much like Honda’s new NSX.
So why don’t we have some fun and start the conversation now? Assuming you had the money, would you rather embrace the modern tech that the new Supra will surely have, or would you plop down the coin for the nicest example of the original that you could find?