The Toyota Supra is still one of the most loved sports cars of this year along with the 86. But our desire to race with either of these cars won’t be fulfilled in the new Need For Speed Heat.
Need For Speed Heat will be released in November 2019, and it is set that the game will feature the Polestar 1, a 1975 Volvo, 13 BMWs, and 13 Nissans, among many, many others. That’s right, not a single Toyota will be available in this “illegal street racing” game, as the Toyota’s British division affirmed in response to a twitter post from a die-hard NFS and Toyota fan. Toyota’s response was less-than-professional:
In a very short time, Need for Speed’s officials responded with a short but determined “pfft nerds” as seen above. It didn’t take long for Toyota UK to delete their post and tweet a formal reply
Toyota’s more elaborate answer (which was posted in 5 parts, by the way) said that the people in its social media team got their passion for cars by playing video games. Even if they want to see it’s badge star in many more titles, only Gran Turismo Sport is licensed to use Toyota cars and Toyota has no plans to license its model range elsewhere.
Even if the Toyota Supra and the 86 won’t be available, Need for Speed Heat will offer more than 120 cars as soon as it launches without taking into consideration future updates.
As for those disappointed by the Supra and the 86 missing from the game, we recommend to try out the Nissan 370Z, Infiniti Q60S, the 2009 Honda S2000, 2017 Acura NSX, and my favorite, 1996 and 2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata. Oh, and for what it’s worth, the new BMW Z4 is basically a Supra, so you’re pretty much getting the same in-game experience