THE GT86 won’t be Toyota’s only perfor mance coupe for much longer as the brand awaits the return of its iconic Supra coupe.
Bucking a trend which has seen the Japanese brand become better known for its low-emissions hybrid models, the new model will go on sale this summer priced from £52,695.
Following a 17-year break for the model, the fifth-generation, rear-wheel drive Supra was shown off at the Detroit Motor Show back in January and has since made outings at Geneva and Shanghai.
The new car will go up against the likes of BMW’s Z4 and the Porsche 718 Cayman and certainly has the firepower to compete.
While smaller than the Toyota GT86 coupe currently on sale in UK dealerships, the Supra will feature a 335PS, three-litre turbocharged engine mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox.
A launch control function enables acceleration from rest to 62mph in 4.3 seconds.
The car was developed by Toyota’s Gazoo Racing, its World Rally Championship factory team.
The brand has said that there will be three trims available - the Toyota GR Supra 3.0L priced at £52,695, GR Supra 3.0L Pro at £54,000 and GR Supra 3.0L A90 Edition for £56,945.