All the pieces are now in place for a new-generation Supra to be built.
With Toyota confirming a new sports car platform is being co-developed with BMW coupled with the reveal of the sublime FT-1 Concept in Detroit, news that the Japanese carmaker will build a new Supra is no surprise. But it's always nice to have confirmation. That now appears to have arrived after Toyota submitted an application to the US Patent and Trademark Office to secure rights to the “Supra” moniker.
The original application was submitted in 1979 before expiring in 2006., while an earlier application was made in 2010 but was subsequently abandoned. So with the name in place, a design drawn up and a new platform in development, it's only a matter of time before a new Supra breaks cover.