Toyota has just launched the new Supra. A report has indicated that Supra is coming from Japan. There might be a Targa version in the works. Best Car Magazine recently interviewed with chief Supra engineer Tetsuya Tada regarding the availability of an Advance Supra being offered to the public. Though a somewhat-iffy translation of the Japanese news article, it seems as though Tada is open to the idea of selling the new Supra as a Targa. But it doesn’t go as far as to say whether or not it will actually happen.
Building an Advanced Supra shouldn’t prove too problematic for the car maker. The BMW Z4, which the Supra shares its platform with sold exclusively as a convertible. The Toyota Supra also has a history of being offered in Targa forms in 3rd – and 4th generation guises of the sports car. It is obvious that customers would welcome such a vehicle into the Supra family with open arms.
Tada has also indicated if the Japanese car maker receives enough requests for a new Supra Targa, “it may be made.” The new Supra is being sold in Europe and the United States exclusively in hardtop guise with a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged engine from BMW and an eight-speed automatic transmission. It makes sense for the company to be focusing its energy on this model, and the 2.0-liter model in Japan, for the time, being before considering ways to grow the Supra family. The 4th -generation Supra was built for almost a decade. So, Toyota has plenty of time to offer the car in a host of different forms if the new car enjoys a similarly-long production run.