A new Toyota Supra, which is hybrid and capable of 0-62mph in just over 4 seconds?!
There’s a rumour that Toyota are planning a new Supra in 2015 – an updated version of the famous sports car, which will be a hybrid and all-wheel-drive. Below you’ll find a bit of information about it but as the story develops and we learn more about this concept, we’ll post it on here!
Here is a rendering made by Holiday Auto Magazine, which created it based on what has been said about the Supra already:
However, there are various sources all saying that the new Supra will actually be based on the GRMN MRS prototype, pictured below:
The move for the new Supra follows a superb reaction to the new GT86 and various sources claim it will ride on the platform used for the GRMN concept.
The new Toyota Supra is rumoured to be a 4-wheel-drive hyrid car, with a MR2 modified chassis, a mid-mounted 245bhp 3.5 litre V6 engine and an electric motor driving the front wheels. The total bhp is expected to be around the 400bhp mark. The 0-62mph time? Expect it to be just over 4 seconds!
The powertrain is likely to be carried over into the production car, but instead of having one single motor powering the front wheels, there will be two in-wheel electric motors at the front. The engine will deliver power to the car’s rear wheels through a CVT gearbox, currently used in a Lexus RX.
It’s a car which has already taken the automotive world by storm – and it hasn’t even been made yet! We’re really looking forward to the official launch of this car and we’ll certainly keep the news updated on this blog. We’re interested to know what current Supra owners think about this concept too! Just a few weeks ago we did a photoshoot and feature of a Toyota Supra which was is immaculate condition and used in drag racing. If you fancy a read, check out the blog post here.