Seems like the car developed its cult status mostly after the car had stopped being sold in the US, once owners went nuts modifying it for massive power and also movies like Fast and Furious probably helped make it seem legendary.
Ah I missed that as I'm sure a lot of people did. Anyway now that Z5 prototypes have been spotted hopefully we'll see something soon from the Toyota side. Personally I'd be surprised to see a prototype before a true Supra concept since they started with the FT-1 it only seems like the natural...
Now lets just hope they have interest in actually building the thing instead of endlessly parading around a concept loosely tied to the Supra. A little surprised to see it at the TAS and not at any US shows in a while.
Two cars that seemingly will never see the light of day in the U.S. :dunno:
Sorry for my pessimism but Toyota needs to get a move on it. This 3 sports car lineup is starting to seem like pure rhetoric.
^Another reason I love the Supra. The name itself stands for something and isn't just some acronyms that no one outside of enthusiasts know what they mean. All of the truly great icons have a real name not a series of letters and numbers.
That said Toyota would be CRAZY to scrap the Supra name...
I'd be surprised if they didn't call it Supra and instead go with a confusing S-FR name, especially since Toyota officials have already referenced the car as the next Supra.
Plus the S-FR name is going to be very often confused with the FR-S.
I don't think we see the sub-86 car for a long time. There hasn't been a single thing concrete on that car and judging by the long timelines Toyota has used from concepts to production, this could be a 2019 car for all we know.
The halo effect of a hypercar, supercar or even a regular flagship sports car can be pretty big. Think about if Toyota never produced the Supra etc in the 80's and beyond, it would lack a lot of the street cred it has now. In some ways it is still riding off of that even though it has been out...