Report: Toyota developing a smaller RWD sports coupe to slot below GT86
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  • 2000 Toyota MR2

Word in the pipeline via CarAdvice.com.au is that Toyota is rummaging about the idea of a smaller rear-wheel drive sports coupe to sit below the current GT86. While sitting down with Toyota’s Tetsuya Tada, the leader of the GT86 project, the upcoming Supra-anticipated replacement, and now this venture, Tada apparently confirmed a smaller sports car is already in the works.

“Akio Toyoda always says to me, Toyota sports car [family] should be three sports car brothers. 86 is in the middle.” Tada told CarAdvice.

Additionally, Tada apaprently said that Toyota’s head honcho, Akio Toyoda, is on board with the entire plan, but the usual bureaucratic processes must occur to greenlight the project as a whole.

Resultantly, this leaves Toyota the possibility of reviving some pretty renowned nameplates. Anyone remember the classic Toyota MR2 and Celica sports cars? Though, yes, pedantic individuals would note that the Celica changed from being rear-wheel drive to front.

Tada also hinted that the car “might be built” in collaboration with another car company. Hmm, gee, we wonder who…?

– By: Chris Chin

Source: CarAdvice.com.au


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  • cad4life

    is this the same platform 4 the bmw z2?

  • Kinetis

    I speculate Toyota is working with BMW on the top tier sports car and not the cheaper than Fr-s car. Maybe with Mazda on the “smaller” brother, since they are teaming up with the Yaris and Mazda 2 already.