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Toyota Supra Concept Coming this October

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Toyota FT-1 Concept

The Toyota Supra will take strong styling cues from the FT-1 Concept
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Christmas will be coming early this year. If Car and Driver is to be believed, the upcoming Toyota Supra successor—possibly to be called the Toyota Supra Gazoo—will debut in concept form at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show this October.

Supposedly, the Supra will take strong styling cues from the FT-1 Concept introduced just over three years ago and will be designed less conservatively than the Toyota 86. The test car that was spied in camouflage several times over the last few months certainly didn’t seem too crazy, but it’s always possible Toyota has more in store for us (or that the camo was just that good).

For the first time we also have some hard numbers concerning the powertrain, though we’d recommend taking these with a grain of salt. Even if Car and Driver’s source is solid, we’re still so far off from production that the numbers could always change.

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The upcoming Supra may be powered by a 255-horsepower 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder and a 340-horsepower 3.0-liter turbo V6, depending on the one you fancy having the most (the V6, clearly). A year after launch, it will also offer a 2.5-liter hybrid. It will be rear-wheel-drive, use an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic, and feature various carbon-fiber elements pioneered by the BMW i3 and i8.

We must say that those numbers actually seem realistic enough to be believable. But they’re not the only thing to look forward to: also at 2017 Tokyo Motor Show, Toyota will bring the S-FR II Concept (an evolution of the S-FR Concept from the 2015 show) and a Corolla hot hatch bearing the GTI badge, which may boast a 250-horsepower 2.0-liter turbo.

October can’t come any sooner.

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News Source: Car and Driver