The marriage between Toyota and BMW will produce twins, AutoCar has learned. The collaboration will give birth to a new Toyota Supra and the next version of the BMW Z4. Toyota’s Europe vice-president and product planning chief, Karl Schlicht, said at the Geneva Auto Show earlier this month: “The intention with the new car is for […]
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The 2016 Toyota Supra is taking shape behind the scenes, and it looks like the new sporty coupe will feature a 350 hybrid 4 cyl – from German carmaker BMW!
The next Toyota Supra and BMW Z4 could use the same hybrid drivetrain in the Yaris Hybrid-R, paired with supercapacitors and all-wheel drive.
A new report confirms what we all secretly had hoped; that the Toyota FT-1 Concept is the precursor to the return of the Supra as a hybrid supercar.
By most estimates, building a new, mid-sized car (think Ford Fusion or Toyota Camry) releases about 20 tons of CO2 emissions into the air- or, about as much CO2 emissions as a typical car driving 50,000 miles, according to the EPA. That’s why making an existing car last longer is, in many cases, the “greenest” […]
Nearly two years ago, German automaker BMW and Japanese giant Toyota announced a new technology alliance that would see the two companies collaborate on a series of projects. This could include a new six-figure, hybrid supercar that could revive one of Toyota’s long-dormant nameplates, such as Celica or Supra. BMW and Toyota have expressed intense […]
Performance hybrids are all the rage with the well-heeled, but the common man must still rely on forced induction to get his horsepower kick. Toyota could change all that though, confirmed a rumor that has been batted around for awhile now. A Toyota GT86 hybrid is indeed “in development” according to one executive, though that doesn’t mean it’s heading for production.
Thanks to cars like the GT86/Scion FR-S and the record-setting P002 electric race car, Toyota has started to rekindle a passion for performance that helped them climb to the top of the sales charts. Coming next month is the Hybrid-R sports car concept that is the product of those passions.
Once upon a time, Toyota built a badass turbocharged sports car called the Supra. Alas, a new Supra has not been sold in the U.S. since 1998, though Toyota fanboys have been pining away for one. Well a new Supra could arrive around 2017, and more importantly, this Supra could get a turbocharged four-cylinder engine coupled with a hybrid drivetrain producing more than 400 horsepower.
For more than a decade, Toyota did not have a single legitimate sports car in its lineup after the Supra was discontinued. Since the late 1990s, journalists have speculated about the return of a Supra, and now that talk is starting to bubble to the surface again. And this time the talk includes an all-electric Toyota Supra that could have Tesla roots.
Happy Hump Day! I woke up later than usual this morning, so sorry for the delay. Actually scratch that, I’m not sorry. I never sleep in anymore. I needed this, damnit. Anyway, on with the news! Today’s highlights include Volvo’s $70,000 diesel-hybrid, a 400 horsepower hybrid Supra, and take your next vacation to space on […]