It’s been twenty long years since any car-lover in America was able to buy a brand-new Toytoa Supra, as the company stopped selling them here in 1998. And in 2002, amidst declining sales, the Supra production line in Japan was shut down.
But the car has retained a cult following. Its appearance in the popular Fast & Furious franchise, as well as in videogames like Gran Turismo and Need for Speed, have kept the car alive in the imaginations of many; used models in good condition can go for 60 grand or more on eBay.
Now, thrillingly, Toyota has announced that they’re rolling out a new Supra. At the Geneva Motor Show they unveiled the car in racing trim, as it will first be produced by the company’s Gazoo Racing division–and may perhaps even be called the GR Supra, rather than the Toyota Supra; at least, that’s what they’re calling the car they pulled the sheets off of at Geneva. Here’s the teaser video:
As a sign of the times, while the car is not expected to roll out until next year, some will get to drive it next month–in a videogame. “The GR Supra Racing Concept is to be featured,” Toyota writes, “in a new update of the Gran Turismo Sport® video game, developed by Polyphony Digital Inc., and scheduled for release in April 2018.”