Rumor: 2017 Toyota Supra to Boast 470 Horsepower
It seems like, ever since Toyota discontinued the Supra in 2002, rumors have been flying about its return. Back in January 2014, Toyota debuted a concept called the FT-1 at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) and Supra fans everywhere rejoiced in what could possibly be an upcoming Supra. The rumors persisted when Toyota joined forces with BMW to build a super sporty hybrid. And now, Motoring.com is reporting that the new Supra will have a whopping 470 hp—oh, and it won’t be based on the FT-1. Sorry.
So what WILL the 2017 Toyota Supra look like? A source from Toyota pointed to the Porsche 911 as having similar dimensions as the upcoming sports car. Under the hood, it’ll likely have an inline six-cylinder turbo engine paired to an electric motor which could make as much as 470 horsepower.
While the vehicle will be related to the BMW Z4 replacement, it’ll look completely different, so there’s no need to worry that your Toyota might be confused for a BMW. This is no Toyota 86/Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ here.
Speaking of the Toyota 86, the new Supra will be positioned and priced above the smaller sports car. It’s not clear yet just how much pricier it’ll be, but we hope to learn that information sometime after Toyota releases a prototype, possibly as early as January 2016.
We’ll certainly be on the lookout for any more information that leaks from the joint Toyota-BMW project in the meantime.