Toyota Supra successor to have a mid-mounted, hybridized 3.5-liter V6 - report

 Toyota Supra successor to have a mid-mounted, hybridized 3.5-liter V6 - report
2014 Toyota Supra rendering - 28.9.2011 / bullfinch.se

Could be introduced by late 2015

Toyota's sports car lineup has seen a resurgence with the introduction of the GT 86, but a new report is indicating the company is about to green light the highly-anticipated Supra successor.

According to Motor Trend, the model will ride on the same chassis that underpinned the GRMN MRS prototype. Additional information is limited, but the magazine says power will be provided by a mid-mounted, hybridized 3.5-liter V6 engine and two in-wheel electric motors. The petrol engine would reportedly power the rear wheels, while the electric motors would turn the front. This setup would give the car an all-wheel drive system as well as an output in excess of 400 hp (298 kW / 405 PS).

If everything pans out, the production model - which is unlikely to revive the Supra name - could be introduced by late 2015 and retail for less than $60,000.

Source: Motor Trend

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MMMM, why not leave the hybrid thing. Toyota already has so much hybrid, besides it doesn't fit this car.
May 8, 2012 4:06 pm
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hybrid or not, it must beat GT-R in performance and have better price to be sucessfull! i hope it does :)....
May 7, 2012 10:06 am
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love it
May 6, 2012 1:53 pm
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Such nonsense, this is like the quarterly "will there/won't there be a supra" report. Am I the only one that thinks this thing of someone comming out every 3 month or so and saying that the new Supra may be getting produced. Read up info from the past 2 or so years, its like a plot to boost quarterly interest in the company. I say they must either make it, or GTFO already!
May 6, 2012 8:34 am
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In other words Supra will return, but it won't be called, look, or have anything to do with Supra. I really hope this will stay as a rumor.
May 5, 2012 5:22 pm
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Marco Svelte
After hearing all these constant rumors about it being a hybridized puke, I do NOT want a new Supra anymore because if they are not going to do it right,then don't do it at all! Every car does not need to be a goddamned hybrid! When you buy a sports car, you aren't looking at the mpg's, you're looking at the performance! Save the hybrid puke tech for the econoboxes and daily driver cars.
May 5, 2012 2:38 pm
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It looks like it's cheaper to make a hybrid instead of adding lightness to a car. A smaller engine with a turbo on a lighter car would be faster, more fun to drive and probably as economical as a hybrid, while being more friendly to the environment on the long run.
May 5, 2012 9:24 am
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This will be sublime!! Can't wait! Can't wait! Can't wait! Can't wait! Can't wait! Can't wait! Can't wait! Can't wait! Can't wait! Can't wait! Can't wait! Can't wait!
May 5, 2012 5:23 am
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No 2JZ, no care.
May 5, 2012 3:01 am
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Ugh I miss my Supra. Never should have sold it :( As for this car, I just hope that whoever buys it can get the same feeling that the old one gave, with everything on the interior pointing at you. That car made you feel so special when you were driving it, and what a car it was to drive! It also saved my life two times when I was driving like an idiot(was in high school), and it didn't even have traction control. It just had great feedback & control.
May 5, 2012 1:46 am
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Apparently Toyota stumbled on this technology before Honda. It have been developed and raced in the Toyota Supra HV-R. Basically, it is a Toyota Supra GT-500 car used in the Japanese SuperGT Championship. Except the only difference being it uses a front petrol engine Rear wheel drive set up, with 3 electric motors. 2 for front wheel drive and an extra one for the rear.
May 5, 2012 12:33 am
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uhhhh, excuse me Toyota, you seem to be stumbling upon basically the exact same technology that Honda/Acura is using in the 2015 Acura NSX, please step away.
May 5, 2012 12:07 am
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As much as I love European cars, this would be absolutely awesome.
May 4, 2012 11:26 pm
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Wish it looked at least a little like its predecessor.
May 4, 2012 9:57 pm
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Great another Acura NSX...
May 4, 2012 9:10 pm
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May 4, 2012 8:57 pm
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Great, now those of us that actually enjoy cars and driving can dream about how good this car would be as a non-hybrid.
May 4, 2012 6:13 pm
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you clearly dont drive and,enjoy or know much about car.... you should know that with a electric engine coupled with a gas engine you would get more hp and way more torque. why do you think the ferrari enzo it probably gonna be an hybrid? the era of talking hybrid has a insight or prius is over. hybrid and turbo is the way of future for performance and economy.
May 4, 2012 7:49 pm
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Simply put, no, you are incorrect. You are taking the act of being incorrect to the level of an art and possibly even a science. Your dedication to incorrectness is almost admirable if it wasn't coupled with your attempt to insult me. Instead of trying to insult people you disagree with, listen. You might gain some perspective regardless whether I am right or wrong in my comment. And for Christ's sake, don't say things like, "Oh you can't possibly know anything about cars," to people that you will never even meet. It sounds kind of dumb.
May 5, 2012 12:56 am
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@ Jean-SébastienHotte , but at the end of the day, the F40 will still remain the best Ferrari ever built. And your attitude sucks.
May 5, 2012 9:27 am
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dude , what kind of idiot slams car fans with words like "you clearly dont drive and,enjoy or know much about car" ??????
May 5, 2012 1:32 pm
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It also adds a lot of weight
May 5, 2012 4:10 pm
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@oldschool, I appreciate the support, I really do but there's no need to be insulting. Sites like this are most effective when they are a civilized exchange of ideas and opinions. We shouldn't let people get away with things like what Jean-S?bastienHotte said but if we insult him, we're no better.
May 6, 2012 10:51 am
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