Spiritual Partners: Toyota GR Supra and Toyota 2000GT

It is believed that to understand the present you first need to understand the past. This is one of the reasons why Tetsuya Tada, chief engineer of the new GR Supra, was determined to build on Toyotas’ prolific sporting heritage when developing Toyota’s new sports car.

The most influential model and most influential in respect of the car you see in these images is the legendary Toyota 2000GT of the late Sixties. As a revered classic and Japan’s first supercar, the 2000GT was conceived in the mould of traditional European sports cars, its powerful engine residing upfront and sending the drive to the rear wheels, while driver and passenger were positioned within the wheelbase to create optimum balance.

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