Various rumors have been swirling around after an article was published in the Japanese magazine, Best Car, about the newest lightweight sports car, which Toyota, Suzuki, and Daihatsu brands are manufacturing. Toyota plays the role of making the vehicle small and as light as possible, Suzuki’s turbocharged 1.0-liter engine will power the car, and Daihatsu will help design the car’s elements. While nothing has been officially announced, we might soon be introduced to the magical successor of the mid-engine Toyota MR2.
The Lightweight Toyota Car
With no name yet revealed for the latest Toyota-Suzuki-Daihatsu, the sports car is expected to be light, weighing around 2204 pounds only. Compared with the Mazda Miata, weighing 2345 pounds, and Toyota GR86, weighing 2838, the new Toyota is undoubtedly the lightest considered vehicle. And, with its tiniest engine supposedly being built by Suzuki, like half the displacement of a soda bottle, the three-pot engine wouldn’t be the most powerful as it may produce just 120 horsepower and 147 pound-feet of torque. The car’s overall length would be 165.3 inches with a 100-inch wheelbase. As per reports, the automobile could share a few parts with the Toyota Yaris, including its front suspension, and using these pre-existing elements might make the car much more affordable. It is also believed to be priced between $16,000 to $20,000.
The Dreamiest Sports Car
It’s not possible at this point to know what the car would look like, although it is highly likely that the new Toyota will look similar in size to the Mazda Miata(MX5). Moreover, in December 2021, the Japanese car manufacturer Toyota revealed an exciting sports car concept based on mid-engined and compact. The idea also involved various GR badges, highlighting that Gazoo Racing played a significant part in its creation.We might not see the car for at least a year or two, but everyone’s excited about this incredible partnership between three exceptional automobile brands.