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Mercury (Hobart) - Motoring - - FIRST DRIVE -

Un­like its an­ces­tors, the new Supra is a two-seater. Ev­ery one of the four pre­vi­ous gen­er­a­tions, all the way from 1978 to 2002, fea­tured a 2+2 in­te­rior.

There are two rea­sons for the change. First, Supra chief en­gi­neer Tet­suya Tada wanted a com­pact foot­print for ex­cel­lent agility, so the dis­tance be­tween the car’s front and rear axles is shorter than all the old mod­els. Sec­ond, Toy­ota al­ready makes a sporty 2+2 coupe, the GT86.

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