Toyota GT86 Hybrid “In Development”

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.

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Toyota Teases Hybrid-R Concept For Street And Track

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.

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Rumor Mill: Toyota GT86 Hybrid Under Construction

While hybrid car technology was once seen as a boring-but-effective method of improving gas mileage, automakers the world over are waking up to the performance potential of gas-electric hybrids. Toyota in particular is reportedly building a hybrid version of its GT86 sports car with a hybrid drivetrain that boosts both power, and fuel economy.

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Toyota Supra Successor Could Get Turbo-Hybrid Setup

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.

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Video: Electric Toyota GT 86 Laps The Suzuka Circuit

Toyota finally decided to return to the sports car game with the launch of the Toyota GT36, known in America as the Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ. A Japanese tuning firm replaced the petrol drivetrain with an electric motor and battery. With performance on par with its petrol powered counterpart, could this electric Toyota sports car inspire the automaker to boldly go where other automakers dare not go?

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