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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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In 1990, Toyota debuted the three overlapping Ellipses logo on American vehicles. The Toyota Ellipses symbolize the unification of the hearts of our customers and the heart of Toyota products. The background space represents Toyota’s technological advancement and the boundless opportunities ahead.

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Toyota Should Test His Theory The Nürburgring is the track that sports cars and supercars make their name. If they lap the track fast, they earn a spot in every car enthusiasts list of favorites. The Supra, being the sports car it is will at some point have to make the lap, and when it does, …

Enthusiasts Want What Enthusiasts Want The new Toyota Supra is a car built for racers, sports car enthusiasts, and anyone who likes sporty cars in general. That crowd of people seems a bit miffed by the lack of a manual transmission in the new car. However, according to Carscoops, a manual could be coming for …

The Supra Returns It’s been 21 years since the last Supra. Toyota had a unique FT-1 Concept five years ago. Today, Toyota officially revealed its new sports car. The model debuts with more buzz around it than ever before. The new GR Supra is well worth the wait and the hype. It’s the first Toyota …

It Looks BMW-esque The Toyota Supra’s reveal at the North American International Auto Show is right around the corner. However, the details keep leaking out. Toyota won’t have much to discuss at the official reveal. Carscoops just showed off the Supra GR’s interior thanks to some new image leaks it got ahold of.  The interior …

No Supra Secrets Toyota will officially debut the Supra at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, but there might be nothing left to discuss at that point. According to new information via SupraMKV, the price of the new Supra will start at $49,990 for the base model. The next trim level up is called Premium, …

Here’s the Full Look In a whoops moment, Toyota Mexico tweeted a video of the new Supra before its official debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The video was tweeted with the message (translated to English), “Our new #Supra arrived in Japan!, and this is the story that #AkioToyoda tells us about …

Tease Much, Toyota? The 2020 Toyota Supra will debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on January 14 at 9:40 am EST. Toyota couldn’t help itself, though. It had to tease its super hyped up sports car one last time before the official reveal. The company posted the image above to its …

Awesome news from Motoring Research, where it has been announced that the new Toyota Supra will be in production for 2019. That’s great news for hardcore enthusiasts, who will be given an opportunity to own a legendary Toyota nameplate. The Supra will be priced higher than the entry-level GT86 but no specs or pricing has …

List of Toyota Performance Specs Dear racers and car enthusiasts, please take into consideration that the Toyota 0 to 60 times and quarter mile data listed below are gathered from a number of credible sources and websites. However, there are several factors that affect a car’s 0-60 time or quarter mile stats and different sources …

In this episode we take a look at Romain Saraiva’s firecracker red 1976 Toyota Corolla KE35 SR along the country roads just south of Paris. “I grew up in the back of a Renault 5 and Mercedes 190,” Romain reminisces, “On the highway, I would play a game with my father and my kid brother. The goal was …

What Gives Toyota Its Great Reputation? Yes, we know Toyota isn’t the first name that springs to mind when you are thinking about Supercars, but many people forget that this is the company that created some great sports cars over the years. Toyota Celica AWD Turbos, Lexus LFA, Toyota GT-One, Toyota 2000GT and Toyota Supra Turbo are amongst some …

2016 Le Mans – Toyota Gallery Toyota GAZOO Racing finished second in the 84th edition of Le Mans 24 Hours but had the victory taken from its grasp in a cruel late twist. Both TS050 Hybrids took turns to lead the race as part of an exciting battle with the #2 Porsche and was poised to …

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