We knew that that car would not be making an appearance at Geneva this time around, but despite this, there was still an element of intrigue in Toyota's pre-show foreshadowing of a Supra-related reveal - and here it is.
This, then, is the GR Supra Racing Concept. It's a front-engined rear-wheel drive racer which shares much of the styling expected from the road car, but makes extensive use of an unidentified 'lightweight composite material' for many of its parts. These include but aren't limited to the front and rear bumpers, bonnet, front splitter, rear diffuser, side skirts, and rear wing. The doors are lined with carbon fibre and the windscreen and windows are made of plastic for additional weight savings too.
Lowered suspension front and rear, BBS racing wheels with centre-locking nuts, Michelin racing tyres, Brembo Racing calipers and discs, and a racing exhaust complete the 'because race car' bingo sheet.
All of these details are somewhat moot, of course, given that this is just a concept - albeit one clearly very heavily influenced by the upcoming production car. On that subject Tetsuya Tada, the Supra's chief engineer, told Autocar that manufacturing would begin early next year.
"Supra is the sports car of Toyota, and we're very proud of its heritage," he said. "It's really fun to drive this car. Front-engined, rear-drive - with such a concept, you can have the greatest amount of fun."
He continued: "The development of the GT86 was extremely difficult. Before the GT86, we experienced lots of time with no sports car. There was nothing I could learn from my predecessors, so we did it from scratch. With Supra, it's different. We learned form the GT86 experience, so the process was much smoother."
Can't wait to see the end result? Neither can we. For now though, the Racing Concept - coming to a PS4 near you in Gran Turismo Sport format - will just have to do.