Toyota Up-Shifting Performance - But Not the GT 86

New selection of driver-cars won’t bring more speed to the GT.

Following the outstanding FT-1 Concept from Detroit, rumors of Toyota’s upcoming range of performance models have been ragingacross the auto world. With Toyota re-patenting the Supra, it isexpected to unveil one in the near future. Toyota executives also toldTop Gear UK that the company is looking to become more performance-orientedwith a range of new models: “We need more emotional cars.” This is evensupposed to be seen in the next Camry's design.

“Toyotas should be drivers' cars. Our cars need to improve, especiallyfor European tastes”, said Karl Schlicht, executive vice-president for ToyotaMotor Europe. However, he also went on to say that we shouldn't hold our breathfor a faster edition of the Toyota GT 86 / Scion FR-S. "We want to keepthat car pure. You put a turbo on it, give it bigger tires, and you startturning it into a different category of car,” he said. Perhaps he’s right, butisn't that exactly the sort of 'emotional' car we would love to have?

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