The Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ have been around since 2012, and with the introduction of the new A90 Supra, many are wondering if the sports cars will be redesigned for another generation.
A report from Japanese Nostalgic Car, quoting an unpublished issue of Japanese magazine Best Car, suggests the end of the road for the Toyobaru twins, as both car companies have decided on different development policies.
It also doesn’t help that the new Supra will be offered with a 2.0 litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine in Japan (197 PS and 320 Nm), which effectively closes the gap to the 86/BRZ.
This new development counters an earlier report that suggests a new generation of the Toyobaru twins will debut in 2021. Of course, barring any official word from either carmaker, we’ll have to take these claims with a grain of salt for now.
Despite this, the Toyota/Subaru partnership isn’t completely dead as rumours of a revived MR2 with Subaru tech have been surfacing lately. Subaru has previously denied claims that it is developing a mid-engined sports car as a BRZ replacement.