Ever since Toyota came out with the FT-1 concept car at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, it was showered with attention from all over. Other than the car being a real stunner, it is also an attention-magnet as everyone is looking at it as the platform of the next-gen Supra. Exactly how much of that is true has yet to be confirmed, but it seems that the media all over is abuzz with the confirmation that it actually is.
Quoting from motoring.com.au, they said that a close source to Toyota has “confirmed the company is busy developing not only the FT-1 as the next Supra, but a smaller sports car too.”
“Priced around USD 16,000, this entry-level sports coupe will slot into the line-up under the successful 86”, said the insider.
This new entry-level sports car is rumoured to be headed by none other than Tetsuya Tada, the chief engineer of the Toyota 86. These two sports coupe will be forming a line-up of next-generation sports car which will represent Toyota starting in 2016. While not much information is obtained about this new entry-level car, sources say that might be powered by a 1.5-liter hybrid powertrain.
This is all exciting news as the Supra will once again see life in a whole new platform, but we will take this rumour with a pinch of salt as there is no official word from Toyota themselves just yet.