According to reports fresh off the press, the next-generation Toyota Supra could be dubbed the S-FR after a trademark for that new name was found with the US Patent and Trademark Office.
So far, we know that the new Supra will be spawned from Toyota’s ongoing collaboration with BMW. Additionally, the next-generation Z4 will come out of this partnership. Other than those two simple points, very little else is officially known about Toyota’s side of the project.
With that being said, forum SupraMKV discovered the filing for the new S-FR name under “automobiles and structural parts thereof”. It is suggested that the S in the name could pay homage to the Supra of yesteryear while the FR would stand for the car’s front-engine and rear-wheel drive layout. The Toyota S-FR name is also very similar to the existing FR-S sports car.
Interestingly, it was revealed in early 2014 that Toyota was seeking to renew its ‘Supra’ trademark with the US Patent and Trademark Office. Consequently, news about ‘S-FR’ being patented doesn’t mean the new sports car will adopt such a name.
Whatever the new Supra is called, it is tipped to receive styling inspired by the FT-1 Concept. However, it will inevitably feature much less outlandish styling both inside and outside than the concept. Unlike previous generations of the Toyota Supra, the latest one will be more upmarket than ever before and will likely utilise a 2.5-liter turbocharged V6 hybrid powertrain delivering around 400 hp.