Toyota only just launched the new Supra but according to a report coming from Japan, a Targa version might be in the works.
Best Car Magazine recently had the opportunity to speak with chief Supra engineer Tetsuya Tada about the possibility of a droptop 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 didn’t go as far as to say whether or not it will actually happen.
Building a droptop Supra shouldn’t prove too difficult for the car manufacturer as the BMW Z4 which the Supra shares its platform with is sold exclusively as a convertible. The Toyota Supra also has a history of being offered in Targa forms in third- and fourth-generation guises of the sports car and it’s obvious that customers would welcome such a vehicle into the Supra family with open arms.
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According to Tada, if the Japanese car manufacturer receives enough requests for a new Supra Targa, "it may be made."
For now, 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 fourth-generation Supra was built for almost a decade so if the new car enjoys a similarly-long production run, Toyota has plenty of time to offer the car in a host of different forms.
Carscoops has contacted Toyota to see if any information about a new Supra Targa is available.