Toyota FT-1 'confirmed': 400hp turbo-hybrid could power a radically…

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Toyota FT-1 ‘confirmed’: turbo-hybrid could power a reinvented Supra

It’s to look at the 2014 Detroit Show-star Toyota FT-1  concept and not to put one square on your own driveway. Toyota may give buyers a to do just that.

Leading a bold headline, Australia’s car website  reports Toyota will put the FT-1 production as the successor to the much-missed sports car. A confidential reportedly said the Japanese has given the car the green light and established a dedicated sportscar division to see it through.

That division is reportedly by Tetsuya Tada, chief for the Scion FR-S (known as the GT86 outside of the United This twin of the Subaru BRZ is the real sports car currently in the portfolio. But whatever you call it, the rear-wheel drive coupé is a impressive car to drive and bodes for Toyota’s sportscar future.

some changes will be on the way to production. The source told  that while the overall of the FT-1 will be preserved, of the sharper lines and the many air will be “softened.”  That’s to be in the transition from concept to car, but hopefully the FT-1′s design won’t be lost in the

Two powertrains are reportedly under a standalone 2.0-liter turbocharged engine from the upcoming NX compact crossover and a hybrid based around a 2.5-liter V6. The latter could produce as as 400 horsepower.

So the next Supra has the potential to not be good looking, but green as

As if that’s not enough, the same states that Toyota is considering a small sports car would sit below the FR-S/GT86 in the It could also be a hybrid, with a smaller, 1.5-liter engine.

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“Priced at around $16,000 (in the this entry-level sports will slot into the under the successful 86,” a insider is quoted as saying.

A sports hybrid from is a mouth-watering proposition

Rumors of a new or another hybrid sports car Toyota have been at least since the FT-HS concept was unveiled back in so is the FT-1 the latest of the rumor mill or the real It’s hard to say, but the that Toyota built the in the first place is encouraging. to . the production version appear in showrooms by 2016, so this space.

Rivals could include a hybrid Nissan GT-R. a Mitsubishi Evo plug-in hybrid and a plug-in hybrid sports car Porsche.

Perhaps CEO Akio call for “more exciting” is finally being heard.

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