While we all await the arrival of the new Supra, I thought it was worth looking at some other sports cars that Toyota may have in the pipeline. There is a good chance that the range topping Supra will only be part 2 of a new sports car series from the brand. According to Tetsuya Tada, the company is also planning an entry level coupe, below the 86. The car isn't expected to show up until 2020, but it could look something like this.
That's a great looking rendering, and I hope that something similar ends of being a part of their new lineup. To be honest they could probably get away with simply updating the 86, because I feel like its been heavily underutilized. It would be such a better vehicle with some additional power.
I like that this rendering included a targa top because although the original 86 never had it and neither does the new one, the new MX-5 has it and gets great feedback.
Toyota will need it to appeal to a wider demographic.
I really like this design and there is no denying that a whole has been left by the S2000. I'm a little surprised that Honda isn't considering revamping it with some kind of electrification. Perhaps its a legacy that they think is best left alone.
It's been more than a decade since we last saw the S2000, so I think it would be too much of an investment to bother reintroducing it now. Especially with electric models just on the horizon, we'll probably see that gap filled with a performance/sports EV.
Well the new Supra is probably the reason why we haven't seen Toyota make any significant changes to the 86 over the past few years. Though I find it a bit surprising that they want to place something below it. What can they really deliver on something with <200hp.