Toyota considering hybrid GT 86?

2013 Toyota GT 86 High Resolution Exterior
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Should we be surprised Toyota is considering a hybrid version for their latest GT 86 sports car? No, we think not! In an interview with TopGear, GT68’s chief engineer Tetsuya Tada confirmed that Toyota is indeed considering a more powerful version for the GT86 - a model that could feature a hybrid powertrain.

And if you thought he was talking about the usual power-train seen in the Prius you were wrong. He said that the hybrid GT 86 will combine the usual 2.0-liter naturally-aspirated flat-four engine with a KERS system that will recover energy during braking. This system will help the car delivering an impressive 300 HP and will significantly improve the performance numbers.

However, Tetsuya Tada said a final decision will be made in the upcoming future, so stay tuned for more details.

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Source: TopGear

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13 comments:

  (3) posted on 11.12.2012

They really should get on with the hybrid version. Numbers are expected to be better than what we are expecting. You guys should wait for further announcement.
Take time reading other reviews at ZizBang.com

  (305) posted on 11.11.2012

the gt 86 will look good no matter what. hybrid or nit, it still is a great car!

  (302) posted on 11.11.2012

it may cost less, but the porsche has more options, better handling and is a better car overall.

  (312) posted on 11.11.2012

i think the comparison is quite fair, because even the hybrid version of the toyota costs less than the porsche does.

  (305) posted on 11.11.2012

it may beat the regular cayman, but it will not beat the cayman S. and let’s remember that the hybrid version is more powerful than the standard, so the comparison is unfair!

  (422) posted on 11.11.2012

300 HP is quite a good figure. it will beat the regular porsche cayman.

  (452) posted on 11.11.2012

a hybrid version was the expected response from toyota regarding subaru’s STI.

  (475) posted on 11.11.2012

yep! even the scion is great! and that is because it is available in the US!

  (509) posted on 11.11.2012

will you two stop? every version of this car is great!

  (542) posted on 11.11.2012

the better MPG and the extra torque are 2 pluses in mine. but we shall see.

  (516) posted on 11.11.2012

if i remember well, the sti also had 4wd. and that is a plus in my book!

  (542) posted on 11.11.2012

why are you so sure about that snow? the sti version only developed 295 HP. and electric engines have some extra torque.

  (516) posted on 11.11.2012

even so it will not beat subaru’s version of this car!

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