The new 2020 Supra might be getting most of the attention right now, but Toyota hasn't forgotten about its past sports cars. The automaker will begin to offer OEM replacement parts for both the A70 (Mk III) and A80 (Mk IV) Supra.
The news was first revealed at the Japanese launch of the new Supra back in May 2019, with the program being handled by Gazoo Racing, Toyota's motorsport division. Now we have an idea of what's actually available—the program's dedicated website just revealed a list of planned parts. The following items will be available for the A70 Supra: the driveshaft, door handles, the fuel sender gauge, weather stripping, front emblem, rear emblem, clutch master cylinder, clutch release cylinder, brake hoses, the heater hose, air conditioner control panel knob, side protection moldings, front door garnish, and front suspension lower arm bushing. For the A80 Supra, buyers will be able to source headlamps, door handles, brake boosters, the front bumper cover, and oxygen sensors.
Toyota says prospective buyers looking for less popular parts will be able to request individual items for reproduction. If Gazoo Racing receives enough requests for a single part, a business case could be made to put it back into production. It's even possible that with enough interest, the program could expand to include other past models in Toyota's range.
This isn't the first time we've seen a Japanese manufacturer offer new parts for its old performance models. Nissan recently launched a similar program for vintage Skyline GT-Rs, offering things such as body panels, wiring harnesses, glass pieces, and even RB26 engine blocks. So it makes sense to see something similar from Toyota. How cool would it be to buy a new 2JZ straight from the factory in 2020? Let's pray enough people ask for them.
This article, originally published May 22nd, 2019, has been updated with more information from Toyota.
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