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If Toyota ever decides to bring back the Celica this would be one heck of a way for them to do it.


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Outside of the profile, it doesn't really feel like a Celica. The lines are very aggressive and sharp - I feel like the later generations of the Celicas had elegant and soft curves. Design-wise, it would probably be closer to the GR Supra.

I really love the Celica...and I would not want this, lol.
 

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Not the WRX hood scoop 😭
But I agree with luluna, doesn't really seem like a Celica. The design takes a lot of inspiration from other cars. LFA rear end with Supra heritage spoiler and GRC diffuser/exhaust, basically GRY front end but the rest just screams Supra. But I don't see any Celica influence besides the GT-Four styled hood
 

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Not the WRX hood scoop 😭
But I agree with luluna, doesn't really seem like a Celica. The design takes a lot of inspiration from other cars. LFA rear end with Supra heritage spoiler and GRC diffuser/exhaust, basically GRY front end but the rest just screams Supra. But I don't see any Celica influence besides the GT-Four styled hood
Outside of the profile, it doesn't really feel like a Celica. The lines are very aggressive and sharp - I feel like the later generations of the Celicas had elegant and soft curves. Design-wise, it would probably be closer to the GR Supra.

I really love the Celica...and I would not want this, lol.
Technically the Celica has very close DNA to the Supra (could even say the Supra was just a Celica with some 2000gt influence). As far as angles go, the last generation Celica was pretty aggressive.
 

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Technically the Celica has very close DNA to the Supra (could even say the Supra was just a Celica with some 2000gt influence). As far as angles go, the last generation Celica was pretty aggressive.
Well yeah, the Supra was a Celica Supra before it became the Supra afterall
 

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If Toyota built this, I'd buy it. I see a mixture of different Toyota exterior features and that's what Toyota usually does.

For those who say it's doesn't look like a Celica. What does a Celica supposed to look like as there so many different versions since it's inception.
 

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If Toyota built this, I'd buy it. I see a mixture of different Toyota exterior features and that's what Toyota usually does.

For those who say it's doesn't look like a Celica. What does a Celica supposed to look like as there so many different versions since it's inception.
Spot on. If anything, I do think the Celica should be re-released and become that flagship again. It needs its shine
 

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Spot on. If anything, I do think the Celica should be re-released and become that flagship again. It needs its shine
Do you think the MR2 or the Celica would be the flagship? I could see the MR2 for sure but there's a possibility with the Celica
 

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Do you think the MR2 or the Celica would be the flagship? I could see the MR2 for sure but there's a possibility with the Celica
It depends on what version of Celica or MR2. Lmao.

Would a new MR2 be a cayman fighter or be similar to the old one where it’s a sports car with a Rolla engine (G16e)? Because as a cayman fighter you can make a GT focused Celica in that Z range.

But an interesting thing is I can see the MR2 coexist as a flagship with a hybrid/EV setup in a similar price range if the Celica just straight up replaced the Supra.

they have alot of ways they can do it, just depends on EVs and stuff
 

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Who would build it for Toyota lol? Since Subaru is already depending on Toyota to get into electrification and they have stated the next STI would be an EV I wouldn't be shocked if the brands collaborate and we get an EV Celica all-trac and a WRX STI out of it.
 

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Who would build it for Toyota lol? Since Subaru is already depending on Toyota to get into electrification and they have stated the next STI would be an EV I wouldn't be shocked if the brands collaborate and we get an EV Celica all-trac and a WRX STI out of it.
It’s possible. But then again Akio’s and Koji Sato said they wanted to create GR cars similar to the Yaris, reverse engineering or whatever from the race cars. So far they only have that GR GT3 concept and that thing has been rumored to be a Toyota, new LFA, new RCF and so on.

I can kind of see the MR2 as a collab if Subaru wants to make some type of STI production car of that race concept.
 

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Technically the Celica has very close DNA to the Supra (could even say the Supra was just a Celica with some 2000gt influence). As far as angles go, the last generation Celica was pretty aggressive.
For sure, I am aware of the history. I think I might have been a bit ambiguous in my previous comment. "Design-wise [of the hypothetical Celica, not any of the above], it would probably be closer to the GR Supra." I had meant that the current design of the GR Supra would be more closely related to a hypothetical modern Celica than the ones presented above. IMO, the design of the GR Supra is more Celica than historical Supra, lol.

Ironically, I think that the GRC-based hypothetical Celica from above would work well (if not better) as a Supra from a design standpoint.

On the note of the last gen - I would agree that Gen 7 was a pretty big departure from Gen 6, but I don't think it's aggressive. As the result of trying to attract a younger audience (Toyota's pre-Scion attempt...) it was modernized, but still retained a lot of the design influences of previous Celicas. Honestly, I think pre-facelift 2000-2002 Celicas was peak Celica design, lol. The 2003+ Tsunami editions were pretty good as well (which were unfortunately stigmatized by the 2004 Tsunami). The TRD Action packs were way too much and basically transformed it into...something else. Maybe you're envisioning a TRD Celica?


If Toyota built this, I'd buy it. I see a mixture of different Toyota exterior features and that's what Toyota usually does.

For those who say it's doesn't look like a Celica. What does a Celica supposed to look like as there so many different versions since it's inception.
IMO, each generation Celica was kind of a product of the times - with the Celica's flare. To spark nostalgia, today's interpretation would probably be most heavily influenced by Gen 7, maybe a bit of Gen 6. Honestly though, I do not have any acumen for design - I can just really appreciate the little things.

Unfortunately, while it's fun to speculate on a hypothetical Celica, the reality is that the Celica now lives in too many different products to revived as an independent car. The GR Supra is basically an exaggerated Celica. Before then, the FR-S / 86 took the general profile of the Celica. The GRY/GRC took the GT-Four.

The Celica can't exist in this space unless they're reserving it for another generation of technology. For example, to introduce a Hydrogen-based (which would make the most sense - the original Celica logo was a dragon BOAT!) or sporty EV platform.
 

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It’s possible. But then again Akio’s and Koji Sato said they wanted to create GR cars similar to the Yaris, reverse engineering or whatever from the race cars. So far they only have that GR GT3 concept and that thing has been rumored to be a Toyota, new LFA, new RCF and so on.

I can kind of see the MR2 as a collab if Subaru wants to make some type of STI production car of that race concept.
But then again, we have heard of Toyota working with Lotus on a possible project as well
 
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For sure, I am aware of the history. I think I might have been a bit ambiguous in my previous comment. "Design-wise [of the hypothetical Celica, not any of the above], it would probably be closer to the GR Supra." I had meant that the current design of the GR Supra would be more closely related to a hypothetical modern Celica than the ones presented above. IMO, the design of the GR Supra is more Celica than historical Supra, lol.

Ironically, I think that the GRC-based hypothetical Celica from above would work well (if not better) as a Supra from a design standpoint.

On the note of the last gen - I would agree that Gen 7 was a pretty big departure from Gen 6, but I don't think it's aggressive. As the result of trying to attract a younger audience (Toyota's pre-Scion attempt...) it was modernized, but still retained a lot of the design influences of previous Celicas. Honestly, I think pre-facelift 2000-2002 Celicas was peak Celica design, lol. The 2003+ Tsunami editions were pretty good as well (which were unfortunately stigmatized by the 2004 Tsunami). The TRD Action packs were way too much and basically transformed it into...something else. Maybe you're envisioning a TRD Celica?




IMO, each generation Celica was kind of a product of the times - with the Celica's flare. To spark nostalgia, today's interpretation would probably be most heavily influenced by Gen 7, maybe a bit of Gen 6. Honestly though, I do not have any acumen for design - I can just really appreciate the little things.

Unfortunately, while it's fun to speculate on a hypothetical Celica, the reality is that the Celica now lives in too many different products to revived as an independent car. The GR Supra is basically an exaggerated Celica. Before then, the FR-S / 86 took the general profile of the Celica. The GRY/GRC took the GT-Four.

The Celica can't exist in this space unless they're reserving it for another generation of technology. For example, to introduce a Hydrogen-based (which would make the most sense - the original Celica logo was a dragon BOAT!) or sporty EV platform.
They should just rename the GR86 to the Celica, add AWD like HeavyD said. It kinda IS a Celica more so.
 
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