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Successor to the Toyota Supra is right on the corner

Currently Toyota offer one model, with the some sporting ambitions. However, GT86 from herd 200 horsepower certainly not satisfy everyone, and to be a real model sports a bit of him, however is missing. The sparrows on the roof getting louder, however, chirp, that even in this decade will be the new sport auto Toyota.

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The first real announcement of new sports model, Toyota use a conceptual model FT-1, presented for the first time at the show in Detroit, in 2014. Since probably all fans of Toyota waited in suspense for the next step. However, this does not appear. Today still do not have any specifics, but the coming information is more than optimistic.

Supra replacement has good chance to succeed

Supra successor formed in collaboration with BMW and the two sports models should appear on the market by the end of 2018, Toyota and BMW to develop a common platform, which will include both technology manufacturers. Under the Supra hood and its successors Z4, which probably will get the name of the Z5, hits a turbocharged 6-cylinder engine from BMW.

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Modern Supra, which in the case of Toyota is not any surprise will have hybrid of racing Genesis, and his power will be hit on the wheels of both axes. Indicates that at least in terms of announcing the use of super-capacitors that load in a few seconds, providing great acceleration. Toyota has tested this solution in the car TS040 Hybrid, which he won in 2014 for the Japanese brand World Championship in long-haul races of the FIA.

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Hybrid racing associate 500 HP gasoline engine with about 500 KM delivered by electric motors. Within the framework of cooperation with BMW Toyota will make available its high hybrid technology to the German manufacturer.

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In turn, the Bavarians will contribute to a common project experience in strengthening the carbon fibre chassis. This technology has found application in the 7 series and model i3.

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Production of the last so far, fourth Supra generation ended in 2002. If the new generation will go on salons in 2018, will coincide with the 40 anniversary of the model-based Celice Supra made its debut in Japan in 1978.

Interestingly, on the horizon also appeared small, directed to youth S-FR. Many points so that the end of the decade we will have maybe even 3 sports Toyota’s, including GT86 of the second generation.