Toyota is preparing a hybrid successor for the Supra sportscar. A first concept version will be revealed in October at the Tokyo Motor Show, with the production version to follow in 2011. The design will be inspired by the FT-HS Hybrid Sports car which debuted back in 2007.

The engine will most probably be the Lexus 450H’s 3.5l V6 and we now know that it will be coupled with the current Toyota Crown hybrid system delivering a total of 400hp to the rear wheels.


Source: 7tune

What do you think?


Uncia  (868) posted on 06.24.2009

The problem with hybrids - even Toyotas - is that they don’t last much more than a decade before the electric motor wears out. For more sedate vehicles that’s just fine, but something so iconic as the Supra should be engineered to thrill its owners for as long as possible. I think that Toyota should release it not as a hybrid but with a tuned-down version of the LF-A’s V-10. That would help the company not just by allowing the Supra to better compete with the GT-R, but also by allowing Toyota to actually make a profit from all of their LF-A development.

Uncia  (180) posted on 06.24.2009

I have to agree with Buickart on that. Although I am not a big fan of Toyota, I think that Supra is enough to make me think that Toyota has done a really nice job. Today, its not enough that you have super fast cars. The threats of climate change has changed the face of the automobile markets. Now, car companies are challenged to produce super cars that are environmental friendly too.

Uncia  (177) posted on 06.24.2009

Hybrid cars have dramatically transformed from simple cars to super cars. And yes, I think that the Supra has answered the question that inspired its design. "What is a suitable sports car for the 21st Century?" Its the super SUPRA!

Uncia  (182) posted on 06.24.2009

Could it simply be the angle from which picture was taken or does the 2011 Supra Hybrid’s nose is way shorter than its 400 horsepower hybrid predecessor? Also, I noticed that the strokes of its design is less defined. I think that its much simpler than what it was.

Uncia  (183) posted on 06.24.2009

You’re right there. Its predecessor was a star. It appeared on numerous games and movies. Among its noticeable appearances was for Need for Speed and the 2001 car film, The Fast and the Furious.

Uncia  (182) posted on 06.24.2009

The previous car is really beautiful so the new Supra would have to work very hard to make sure that they would be able to meet and surpass the older brother.

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