Word is going for some time that Toyota is working on a new Supra. Heck, even chief engineer Tetsuya Tada admitted that the GT 86 should have a bigger and smaller brother, one of them hinting at the next generation Toyota Supra of course.
Rumors came and went... word was that Toyota partnered with BMW for more than just developing batteries, but nothing physical surfaced. Then Toyota teased that Supra-like concept car silhouette for the Gran Turismo simulator, hinting that something really is on the works.
Now, several auto websites reported that the automaker recently registered the “Mirai” trademark, name that will probably be used for one of its cars. Judging by the fact that “mirai” is Japanes for “future”, we can only hope it’s designated for the future Supra and not some kind of keycar.
Searched a bit for the source that spawned all the reports and yes, you can see the “Mirai” nameplate having been registered here.
Pop Quiz: Which Detroit Motor Show Debut is Hidden Behind this New Teaser Photo?
While we've done our best to keep you fully updated and…visually informed about all the world premieres (and the North American debuts, but those don't really matter, do they now) set to take place at the Detroit motor show on Monday, some production cars and concepts have eluded us.
That doesn't mean they will all remain hidden from plain sight until Monday, or at least not in their entirety, as this cropped teaser photo that was just released by automotive spy Chris Doane proves.
We're guessing that the rear diffuser shot comes from a surprise premiere or a car that has been announced but not shown yet, and we have plenty of those, including the Corvette Stingray Z06, Ford F-150, GMC Canyon, Acura TLX and the Toyota Mirai sports concept.