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Toyota ‘Mirai’ concept to preview new Supra? – rumour

January 12, 2014

There’s a bit of a rumour heating up at the moment suggesting Toyota might be about to unveil the much-anticipated new Toyota Supra concept at the Detroit show. It’s believed the concept will fall under the name ‘Mirai’.

2007 Toyota FT-HS concept(Image: 2007 Toyota FT-HS concept)

Very little details have been revealed on the Mirai other than the fact the word means ‘future’ in Japanese. The name was recently trademarked by Toyota.

According to various sources, the Toyota Mirai will be a sports concept and a precursor to a new Supra-style sports car of the future.

It’s understood the eventual production car will be a co-development project with BMW under the recently announced partnership.

It’s going to be exciting times ahead for Australia’s most popular car brand. If the Toyota 86 is anything to go by, a larger and more powerful Supra-style vehicle would be sensational.

We’ll be sure to keep you updated with any official word or images that come to hand.

The Detroit show starts on January 13.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.