Toyota Confirms FT-1 is New Supra?
The Toyota FT-1 was one of the hottest concept cars to come from Toyota in a long time. When it made its debut at this year’s North American International Auto Show in the Motor City, our jaws dropped in excitement as it previewed what was undoubtedly an upcoming Toyota sportscar. And we were right…probably…hopefully.
According to Motoring, an anonymous source inside Toyota said that the lovely FT-1 would indeed be the new Supra. And while an anonymous source isn’t the most grounded “confirmation,” Akio Toyoda himself said, “If the FT-1 makes a good strong impression on the market, then we we’ll add to the line-up.”
So, it’s not a confirmation, but it is a step in the right direction.
But there’s even more to this report. The source went on to say that a sub-86 (Scion FR-S) roadster was also being developed. They even went so far as to give specifics:
“Priced at around $16,000 (in the US), this entry-level sports coupe will slot into the line-up under the successful 86.”
It all sounds pretty promising right now, but we can’t say just yet whether these “confirmations” are based in fact. We’ll keep a close eye out to see how this one pans out.