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The company was founded by Kiichiro Toyoda in 1937, as a spinoff from his father’s company Toyota Industries to create automobiles. Three years earlier, in 1934, while still a department of Toyota Industries, it created its first product, the Type A engine, and, in 1936, its first passenger car, the Toyota AA.

Toyota Motor Corporation produces vehicles under 5 brands, including the Toyota brand, Hino, Lexus, Ranz, and Scion. It also holds a 51.2% stake in Daihatsu, a 16.66% stake in Fuji Heavy Industries, a 5.9% stake in Isuzu, a 3.58% stake in the Yamaha Motor Company, and a 0.27% stake in Tesla, as well as joint-ventures with two in China (GAC Toyota and Sichuan FAW Toyota Motor), one in India (Toyota Kirloskar), one in the Czech Republic (TPCA), along with several “non-automotive” companies. TMC is part of the Toyota Group, one of the largest conglomerates in the world.

When you think of Toyota these days, the phrase “sports car” isn’t necessarily the first thing that comes to mind. But back in the day, Toyota was actually dabbling in sports car technology a lot more than you’d think. Nobody would have mistaken them for Porsche or Ferrari, but it was more prevalent than today.

At the behest of their CEO, Akio Toyoda, Toyota has been slowly but surely getting back into the sports car game, as evidenced by the outstanding Scion FR-S and some future cars in Toyota’s pipeline. Here, we’ll give you a brief history of Toyota’s sports cars, as well as a quick look to the future.

The Supra is the most iconic of Toyota’s line of sports cars, even having its very own logo until 1991. Initially based off the Toyota Celica, the Supra actually traces a lot of its design back to the 2000GT. The engine is an inline 6-cylinder engine, which was very similar to the 2000GT’s.

The American turbocharged version had an upgraded engine that upped the power output to 320 hp, which could go 0-60 mph in a blistering 4.6 seconds. Unfortunately, despite its rank as one of the iconic sports cars of its time, its high price tag of around $70,000 made it the least popular. Despite this, a lot of enthusiasts are waiting and hoping for the next iteration of the Supra to arrive.

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This Post Is Sponsored By GappleBees The only reason I never ended up buying an MR2 was because my friends warned me that it is an unstable, oversteering death-box. I’ve actually heard the MR2 be referred to a “death-box” on numerous occasions. That was enough to deter me from buying a stock MR2, but if …

The 2021 Toyota Marai is now available in the US. This is now the second generation of the Toyota Marai and everyone will agree, it is also much better looking. The Marai is currently only available for purchase in California per CarandDriver.com, not necessarily a bad thing as hydrogen fueling stations are mostly only located in California …

A Little GR Yaris for Drivers The Toyota GR Yaris is a special new car. Yes, the Yaris doesn’t typically inspire drivers, but this new model is built for those rally races, and this homologated vehicle is something special and not seen much these days. Carfection had the chance to get behind the wheel of …

The Sports Coupe We All Deserve Toyota’s 2000GT is its most iconic sports coupe. The car was a revelation for the brand and for all Japanese automakers, really. Today, they’re worth around $1 million at auction. What you see here is a modern interpretation of the model that I’d love to see made in real …

For those not aware, there are about to be a bunch of both super- and hyper-cars on the horizon. This is because of the new class of racing cars that the FIA and ACO created for the World Endurance Championship, which includes the 24 Hours of Le Mans among its many races. These cars, in …

Rally Driving In a Supra If you love the new Toyota Supra and love to see it being used (and beat on a little bit), then you need to check out this video that was posted by robyworks. The YouTuber took the car for a loving romp through the woods in a highly stylized video. …

According to CarBuzz, the newly announced and uprated 2021 GR Supra has been confirmed by Toyota to not be offered in its full power spec in Europe. For North America, the newly upgrade 3.0 liter turbo straight six will be bumped from 335 HP and 365 lbs-ft of torque to 382 HP and 368 lbs-ft …

Keeping the Classics Alive The Toyota Supra has a cult following. Fans love the A70 and A80 generation cars, and now Toyota will spend time and resources to reproduce various parts for these cars. It’s a smart move by the company and one that should excite Toyota Supra-lovers everywhere.  The project will be called GR …

The Teaser Images Look Promising Toyota Racing Development is working on a new concept car for SEMA and it just teased it. The image above is of the Supra TRD 3000GT Concept. It’s a homage to the 1994 A80 Supra 3000GT. If you’re unaware of that car, it was a one-off concept car that helped …

It’s the First of Its Kind to Do So The video included below is a Fast and Furious fan’s wet dream. It’s a tune 2020 Toyota GR Supra doing a 9-second quarter-mile time. The car was modified by Speedy Mufflers & Performance, and on October 17th at an event at the Salinas Speedway in Puerto …

Toyota’s Chief Engineer Wants to Know The Toyota Supra fanboys begging for a manual transmission may eventually break Toyota down. It seems even the chief engineer Tetsuya Tada is now discussing the possibility of a manual transmission. In a recent interview with Autoindustriya, he talked about future iterations of the Supra. During that interview, he …

The Orange Sports Car Returns We kind of can’t believe they’re shooting the ninth Fast and Furious movie. With that said, you have to admire the franchise for how it has helped to popularize performance cars. While these movies might not be amazing cinematic masterpieces, they’re darn enjoyable to watch and filled with plenty of …

So, You Can Get a Manual Afterall If you were seriously disappointed with the fact that the Supra was without a manual transmission and further dismayed by the news that the car’s chief engineer said there’s not going to be a manual in the future and you’d be stuck with the 86, then you will …

Get Excited for a More Powerful Supra It has recently come to light that the new Supra has more power than Toyota suggested. Dyno tests revealed the car actually makes more power than the company claimed. However, that doesn’t mean that Toyota won’t come out with new and more powerful variants of the car. According …

The Supra Is Super Speedy The 2020 Toyota Supra was less exciting than some people would have hoped, but there’s no denying even from its many critics that the car is an impressive and fast machine. The car might not be designed for the racetrack, but that doesn’t mean it can’t perform well on one. …

Gearing Up for Another Le Mans Already Fresh off its second win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Toyota is already testing its future race car. The vehicle is the GR Super Sports. The company has a concept version of the car that it’s already taking to the racetrack. In a recent video (included …

A Repeat Win for Toyota The 24 Hours of Le Mans race for 2019 was not without its drama, but the end result was one that was expected. Toyota managed to come away with a one-two finish, and its second win of the race. This was in part thanks to the team’s hard work, partly …

Not All Lies are Bad Toyota lied to you. Yes, the company that you’ve come to know and trust for its honest vehicles, good pricing, and steadfast longevity has been proven to be a liar. However, the company lied in the best way possible. The Supra actually makes more horsepower than the company officially states. …

It Will Be Expensive, Though The original Toyota Supra is a legendary sports car that people are now willing to pay large sums of money for. They’re willing to do so for good reason. These cars are iconic and awesome. With the new Supra out and disappointing to some, the original item has grown even …

Named After the Hakone Turnpike The dark green 86 you see before you is the special edition of the car called the Hakone Edition that’s named for one of Japan’s best roads to drive. The car is designed to pay homage to international racing, according to Toyota.  However, the company didn’t touch the 86 for …

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