Is Toyota Bringing Back the Supra?

Toyota is reviving its legendary Supra model more than 15 years after the car was taken out of production.

Toyota Supra Concept carThe sporty GR Supra Racing Concept made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in early March and the concept car is clearly aimed at a younger audience. Most of those buyers know the car from the video game Gran Turismo and from the first “The Fast and the Furious” movie franchise.

Toyota is reportedly preparing to debut a Supra production model in 2019 but the carmaker hasn’t publicly confirmed it.

The Supra made its debut in 1978 as a larger and more powerful version of the Toyota Celica, another icon model from the Japanese car builder. Toyota introduce three generations of the Supra before stopping production in 2002.

The compact, two-door concept car is rear-wheel drive and a prominent rear wing. Created by Toyota Gazoo Racing, the car reportedly features a straight-six engine that was designed in partnership with BMW. The concept car featured a competition-focused interior including a racing dashboard and an OMP driver’s seat and safety harness. The quick-release steering wheel also comes with a paddle shift system.

Media reports say Toyota won’t offer a manual version of the Supra when it goes into production. A non-racing version of the Supra is expected to debut in late 2018. We’ll have to wait and see.