In keeping with the rest of the numerical series, here's a car that was introduced in 1978:
1979 Toyota Celica Supra. The Supra package was rolled out in 1978, so it was first available in 1979 model cars. It started life as an option package on the Celica, but became a separate model in 1986. The Celica was changed to a front wheel drive 4-cylinder configuration, and the Supra retained the rear wheel drive, inline 6-cylinder set up. 16 more years would elapse until the Supra was eventually discontinued in 2002.
Numerous concept cars have been suggested as potential bearers of the Supra mantle, including a 400 horsepower, hybrid-power 3.5L V6 based on the 2007 FTHS:
but it may also be the FT-1 concept car that eventually calls itself the Supra. Time will tell, but it would be nice to have a rear-drive Toyota with some ties to the Supra back in the line-up. Toyota doesn't even have a coupe any more, let alone anything sporty.
You can only coast on the success of the Prius for so long, guys...
That is all.