It’s been a while since we last heard of the successor to the legendary Toyota Supra, but Motor Trend has obtained new and very interesting information about the upcoming sports car. Prepare to be surprised!

According to the rumor, it would utilize an hybrid powertrain consisting of a 2.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine with an electric motor producing at least 400 horsepower.

The replacement of the Toyota Supra should be based on a reinforced version of the Scion FR-S platform. The said platform should also be used for next-generation BMW Z4. In exchange, BMW would be responsible for tweaking the suspension and handling of Japanese automaker’s sports in order to respect the strategic alliance between the two manufacturers.

On the design side, it appears that the modern-day Supra will take cues from the FT-HS concept, unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show in 2007.

If all goes well, we may have our first look at Toyota Supra replacement at this year’s Tokyo Auto Show. However, do not expect to see it on our roads soon, as Motor Trend states that its production should only begin in 2017.

Source: Motor Trend

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