Toyota Engineer Reveals Plans For More Sports Cars

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler
toyota engineer reveals plans for more sports cars

No, this isn’t another lame rumor-mongering post based on idle speculation; Toyota’s own Tetsuya Tada, chief engineer for the 86, confirmed to Top Gear that two more sports cars are in the pipeline.

According to Tada, the two new products will book-end the 86 at both the lower and higher priced segments.

“The first is more mass-market and cheaper than the 86,” Tada revealed. “And the third is more upmarket than the 86.”

Tada says that he is still “conceptualizing” the cars, which is considered the start of a five year process. The only detail that can be confirmed is that the larger car apparently won’t be a hybrid.

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  • El scotto El scotto on Oct 09, 2012

    1. The kings of "beige" are building more sports cars. 2. Sports Car: Thinking you could be an F1 driver cause your car handles so good and you look down and see you're 25 MPH. Yeah, that's good.

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    • Les Les on Oct 11, 2012

      @JuniperBug Would asking for overall fast, but engaging at slow speeds, be too ambitious? Is it really a choice between 'buttock-clenching each time you merge onto the highway' and 'going over 100 and feel like your standing still'?

  • Stuki Stuki on Oct 09, 2012

    Make one of them a purpose designed 'vert.

  • David C. Holzman David C. Holzman on Oct 09, 2012

    I like the current sports car, but if they want my money, they need to give it more headroom and a bigger greenhouse better visibility front and sides.

  • Les Les on Oct 11, 2012

    The impression I get from reading reviews on the 86 twins seems to be Toyota handed off a set of problems (RWD 'sporty' car, small, meets new and projected regs, low center of gravity) to their engineers and just let them geek-out a bit too much without consideration for what the end result will look and feel like to the end user. Could the new sport(y) cars proposed in the pipe fall into the same trap?