Well, I told you guys it was coming sooner or later after Nissan or Honda expressed their plans for there own next generation supercar. I’m not really sure there plans on where to fit this in the market but I hope it isn’t priced too high. Expect more news and/or a prototype in the near future. I’m sure it will make U.S. shores as long as the next generation of NSXs does.
The two supposedly leaked designs are…
http://www.busybeetoys.com/SCOOP/scoop-edn30.htm (The yellow one one)
And another one, which the Auto Express has.. Which I have seen several times before, but I believe is an entirely different car. Carolla Levin to be exact… Anyway I can’t find that picture on the Internet. And you need an account with Auto Express to see the article in person. I’m just trying to save some time.
“Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martin – and now Toyota. The Japanese company is to take the supercar world by storm with a new coupé powered by a 4.3-litre V8. And one of the two leaked prototype designs pictured here is believed to be under consideration for launch as early as next year.
It would use the same awesome engine that's currently available in the Lexus GS/LS430 saloons, and offer at least 400bhp. Power would be fed to the rear wheels through a six-speed manual gearbox, although engineers are researching a development of the sequential-style system that's fitted to the MR2. This would allow for a gearchange similar to Ferrari's F1-style shift, as seen in the 360 Modena. As well as replacing the Supra – currently in its tenth year of production and still available overseas – the new coupé will mark the firm's arrival in the ultra competitive world of Formula One. It is aimed at boosting the image of the company, which has made no secret of its sporting aspirations with the T Sport-branded Yaris and Celica. Although Japan has a tradition of building wild performance models, these Toyota supercars would be among the most driver-oriented yet.
The Honda NSX and Nissan Skyline have achieved international critical acclaim, but no Far East manufacturer has attempted to rival the legendary marques from Italy and the UK with a production model. It looks like that is about to change.”