Published on May 7th, 2012 | by Ramon Trotman


New Toyota Supra Closer Than Ever

New Toyota Supra Closer Than Ever

Toyota is on a roll! The Lexus LFA has enjoyed its fair share of excitement followed by the Toyota FT-86. Now, reports surface once again pointing to the return of the Supra!

American magazine Motor Trend reports that the carmaker will look to the technology developed with the GRMN Sports Hybrid concept pair.

The concepts are built on the remains of the last MR2/MR-S roadster, but power is provided by a 3.5 litre V6 petrol engine paired with an electric motor, producing a total output of 220kW.

In Supra form, the system would likely develop a good whack more than that, with even the new Lexus GS 450h hybrid‘s 3.5 V6 and electric motor combo delivering 252kW.

The report adds that the V6 engine would power the rear wheels of the Supra, while the electric motor would power the front axle for an all-wheel-drive arrangement.

As always, it remains to be seen how much of this report can be believed, but one thing is certain: if Toyota builds it, the fans will come.

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