Toyota Releases Revived Supra Sports Car

Economy

Tokyo, May 17 (Jiji Press)--Toyota Motor Corp. <7203> started sales of the revived Supra sports car on Friday.

Production of the previous Supra, regarded as Toyota's flagship sports car model, ended in 2002.

"We were able to send the globally beloved Supra out into the world again," Toyota Executive Vice President Shigeki Tomoyama said. "We want to keep challenging ourselves to make cars fun over the next 100 years."

The new Supra was developed jointly with German automaker BMW AG and will be produced in Austria.

Toyota focused on the new Supra's high acceleration and stable driving performance at curves. Some editions can accelerate to 100 kilometers per hour in only 4.3 seconds.

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