It’s one of the most revered names in the car world, so wouldn’t Toyota want to revive it? We are talking about the upcoming Toyota Supra, which according to Auto Express, will not be called that.

Instead, the Supra will be the ultimate launchpad for the Gazoo Racing sub-brand and will wear Gazoo badges instead of Toyota emblems. A Gazoo Supra doesn’t sound that nice, does it?

“The Supra will be by Gazoo,” Shigeki Tomoyama, head of Gazoo was quoted as saying. Apparently, this is after the Gazoo Racing team became more involved in the Supra’s development, the consequence of Toyota president Akio Toyoda testing the prototype and saying that it needed to be “more mobile”. AE‘s report says that mules have since been given more lively handling.

The Supra is being co-developed with BMW’s next Z4, but while the German roadster will debut next year, Toyota’s coupe “may not arrive until the second half of 2019,” according to the report, hinted by Tomoyama. The UK publication adds that it’s likely that the Gazoo-badged Supra will use bigger, six-cylinder engines.

“The new car has to appeal to the existing owners first. The old cars had a straight-six engine, twin turbos and rear-wheel drive; the new car must have the same philosophy,” the Gazoo Racing boss told Auto Express. Tomoyama owns a 600 bhp carbon fibre-bodied JZA80 Supra, so the next one is in good hands.

The report further adds that the new sports car will weigh between 1,200 to 1,500 kg, with the BMW M4 Coupe and Porsche 911 acting as benchmarks. Gazoo Racing Supra? Let it not be true. In the meantime, check out this latest batch of spyshots, which show clearly the front LED headlamps and rear LED signatures. The mule also wears new cross-spoke wheels.