The Japanese carmaker has been digging into its history and has decided to trademark the 'Supra' name in Europe, after trademarking the name in the US back in 2014. Toyota trademarked the name in the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), which controls and enforces all trademarks for the European Union.
There are high chances that the car could look similar to the FT-1 concept that was showcased at the Pebble Beach Concours D'Elegance during the during Monterey Car Week 2014. 'FT' stands for Future Toyota while '1' represents Ultimate.
The Toyota FT-1 concept featured a unique front styling, which could be passed on to the production model of the car. If all goes well, the new Toyota Supra could be launched sometime during 2017.
Toyota Supra History
The first generation Supra was launched back in the year 1978 and was in production till the year 2002. The design was derived from the Toyota Celica, but was longer and wider. There were a total of four generations of Supra and all four used inline six-cylinder engines.
In 1998, Toyota stopped selling the Supra in the US and finally ended production in 2002. During it's time, the Supra was quite famous and appeared in Video games, TV shows, and movies, the notable one being The Fast And The Furious.
As famous as it was, Toyota saw sales declining during the late 90s, which made the carmaker stop sales in Canada and the US. Finally, owing to stricter emission norms, Toyota had to stop production of the Supra.
The Supra was very well known in the racing industry since the car could be tuned to an extent of that of modern day hypercars. The gearbox could take the load of immense power that these cars were tuned to. The Supra is still popular in the racing industry and with enthusiasts.