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Toyota announces Supra-themed concept for Geneva

by Ronan Glon
Toyota announces Supra-themed concept for Geneva

Don't get too excited; this likely won't be the production model.

Toyota is normally fairly quiet at the Geneva Auto Show. It's out to make a splash this year by introducing a Supra-themed concept car.

Don't get too excited; this most likely won't be the production model we'll see in showrooms. The dark teaser image released by Toyota shows a coupe with a double-bubble roof and an immense spoiler out back. It's the bench-sized wing that leads us to believe we're looking at a design study, not a production model.

"At 2018 Geneva Motor Show, a modern racing concept signals Toyota's commitment to bring back to the market its most iconic sports car," the company wrote in a statement.

Read between the lines and it sounds like Toyota will introduce a Supra in full race regalia. Remove the wing and the rest of the body kit to end up with a thinly-disguised version of the final product. Of course, this is all speculation; we won't know for sure until the Geneva show opens its doors to the press on March 6th.

Toyota's concept announcement suggests the Supra isn't quite ready for production, but we still expect to see the long-awaited model make its debut this year. Like we've previously reported, it will share its basic chassis and numerous mechanical components with the next-generation BMW Z4.