Toyota announces heritage parts for classic Supras
Third- and fourth-gen Supras will soon have parts available for restoration.
Toyota will be begin making parts for past generations of the Toyota Supra again. The news was announced at the launch of the 2020 Supra in Japan by Shigeki Tomoyama, head of Toyota's Gazoo Racing division.
According to Tomoyama, Toyota will restart the production of parts for the third-generation (A70) and and fourth-generation (A80) generations of the beloved model. "We can not answer about specific parts at this time, but we will make every effort to meet the expectations of owners,” Tomoyama said.
That will cover models dating back to the 1986-2002 model years in Japan. The so-called first- and second-generation Supras Americans might be familiar with were named Celica XX in Japan. Therefore, with the announcement, all Supra generations were covered.
According to Japanese Nostalgic Car, Tomoyama made the announcement while standing next to several examples of the 2020 model and his own 1997 A80 Turbo, which wears a TRD aero package and is rated at about 600 horsepower. "The new Supra is a great car,” he said of the A90, "But I don't intend to let go of this [A]80 Supra in my lifetime.”
The parts program will be called the GR Heritage Parts Project, but there is no word on whether it will come to the US, or be extended to other Toyota models. With this, Toyota joins Nissan, Honda, and Mazda as Japanese automakers that are producing heritage parts, with those companies supporting the Skyline GT-R, NSX and Beat, and first-generation Miata, respectively. Mazda is the only company has said the parts will be available in the US.