Let's face it. Car enthusiasts of the world love the fourth-generation A80 Toyota Supra. Even after three years with the present-day A90 Supra, folks still hold the 1990s icon on a pedestal that seems insurmountable by anything short of a modernised A80 packing a 2JZ under the bonnet. Meanwhile, the third-generation A70 Supra has languished in the shadows, robbed of the love it deserves. Perhaps these renderings can help change that.

We have Hakosan Designs on Instagram to thank for this glorious vision of a new wedge Supra. The car is instantly recognisable as an A70 thanks to the long, flat bonnet, pop-up headlights, and simple fastback shape. This fictional upgrade rounds off some of the edges while honouring the classic wedge shape, keeping it low and wide. In fact, this interpretation is even wider thanks to flared wings, beneath which sit fat tyres and upgraded brakes.

Gallery: Toyota Supra A70 Restomod Renderings

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The A70's iconic thin black strip is retained at the front, incorporating modern lights with an aggressive lower fascia and a modest grille for feeding and cooling the engine. Speaking of which, Hakosan Designs is totally on-board with A70 and A80 love, envisioning this 1980s restomod using a 2JZ, 1JZ, or even a modified 3S four-cylinder engine making 500 bhp. The 3S-GTE is known for powering the range-topping fourth-generation Celica in the late 1980s, but lest we forget, the Supra began life as a Celica trim level.


In fact, the A70 marks the official split between Celica and Supra. It debuted in 1986 looking like something from the future, and while American sports cars were returning to V8 engines, Toyota offered a competitive 3.0-litre inline-six good for about 200 bhp. A variety of six-pots were available through the years, culminating with the twin-turbocharged 2.5-litre 1JZ making 276 bhp for the Japanese market. In the states, the range-topping Supra featured the single-turbo 3.0-litre engine making 232 bhp.

There's no question the fourth-gen Supra with its 330-bhp 2JZ outclassed its predecessor in almost every way. Claiming a prominent place in The Fast and the Furious certainly helped it achieve superstar status, but it's always nice to see some love given to the A70. And if you want more content on classic wedge cars, check out our design-themed episode of the Rambling About Cars podcast, available below.