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Toyota Supra Gets Rendered

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On: Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 12:40PM | By: Chris Weiss

Toyota Supra Gets Rendered

A week ago, we heard a refreshed version of the Supra revival rumors. In the latest round of auto gossip, Toyota appears poised to develop a new mid-level sports car to replace its popular Supra model of the 80s and 90s. The RWD sports coupe could debut as soon as 2014. Or it could disappear into thin air as has happened in the past.

As we await the final verdict, one artist decided not to sit idly by, instead running with the news. Andreas Fougner developed some renderings of what he'd like the new Supra to look like.

On his blog "Bullfinch Visuals," Fougner explained his design: "My goal with this concept was to try and keep the DNA of the Supra mk4 but still create something new and fresh. I wanted it to be classy, but at the same time sporty. A possible creation in a not too far away future."

The design takes on similar cabin dimensions of the last Supra, but adds some seriously bold, defined curves. The belt line and front and rear profile are crisp and strong—definitely a more powerful, updated look to the Supra.

The only thing I don't like about Fougner's concept is those front air inlets, which appear inspired by the pair on the FT-86 II. I'm not sure who told the auto design industry that those scars are a good idea, but they look terrible. I'll give the Aston Martin One-77 a pass just because it's such a rare, interesting car, but the Kia GT and FT-86 need to lose those. Fast. And the Supra doesn't need to gain them, ever.

The headlights, grille, front lip, and fender flares also appear to be inspired (with more success) by the FT-86 II.

So long as it fills in those intakes, I'd encourage Toyota to slap a Supra sticker on this design, drop a V-6 engine in it, and call it good.

Check out all the angles at Bullfinch Visuals.


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