This certainly isn’t the first time you’ve heard of a future successor to the Toyota Supra, but a recent report by Motor Trend has shed some light on a possible powertrain.
The report says the car may receive more than 400 hp from a turbocharged 2.5 litre four-cylinder engine with a hybrid system, and that a concept could emerge this year at the Tokyo motor show before the production car’s targeted launch in end-2017.
A reinforced version of the Toyota 86‘s platform is to be used, and a mid-mounted 3.5 litre V6 hybrid powertrain remains a possibility. A source has told the US magazine that the new car’s body will be bigger than the 86′s and draw design inspiration from the 2007 Detroit show’s FT-HS concept (pictured).
The report further states that BMW will contribute to the car’s suspension settings and handling (as part of its tie-up with Toyota), that the next Z4 will also use a strengthened version of the 86 platform and that the German company is testing its own V6 hybrid unit that will produce the same power as the new Toyota.