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I don’t know if I’m ready to live in a world where the Toyota Supra is coming back oh my god I’m hyperventilating please yes I am painfully excited for Toyota’s idea of a world-conquering sports car to return.

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These new images of Toyota testing a prototype of the car show what very much looks like a production-ready development of the Toyota FT-1 concept we saw back in 2014. It looks every bit like a big brother to the Toyota GT86, only weirder. Weird is good.

Dual exhausts also seem to support rumors that we’re going to see a V6 rather than a straight six engine in this thing, but my heart refuses to believe what my brain is saying.

Anyone with a casual interest in the goings on of the car world will probably think ‘oh right, the new Supra—wasn’t that supposed to come out like ten years ago?’

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No, it only felt like it.

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Everyone has been expecting a new Supra ever since the old one grew too big and too expensive and too good for this world for Toyota to keep making it. For a while there, the only people buying Corvette-priced sports cars were middle-aged boomers who only bought Corvettes. So Toyota let the turbocharged, straight six, rear-drive Supra die off, to be fantasized and idolized and priced out by Fast and Furious types.

In any case, Toyota itself has been busy with a Supra project in partnership with BMW since at least 2012, again resuscitating the turbocharged six format.

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I can’t wait for people to grow overly familiar with this car, get used to it, and then again wonder aloud why anybody would spend so much on a Toyota when they could just get a BMW instead.