Toyota has registered the "S-FR" nameplate with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Toyota has registered the "S-FR" nameplate with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Set to be used for "automobiles and structural parts thereof", chances are the "S-FR" moniker will be seen on Toyota's long-awaited Supra replacement scheduled to come out sometime in 2017 as a 2018MY. The moniker could create some confusion taking into account Scion already sells the FR-S and perhaps it would be a good idea to just stick to the Supra name since it has such an important historical significance.

The latest gossip indicates the model co-developed with BMW won't have a hybrid setup after all as Toyota will likely install a six-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine sourced from its Bavarian partner while the styling is going to be influenced by the FT-1 concept.

Toyota has already confirmed the new sports car will be positioned above the GT86 and it is believed the model will cost more than a Corvette which begins at $55,000 in United States.

Note: Toyota FT-1 concept pictured.

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