Toyota GT86 May Get KERS Hybrid, Instead of Forced Induction
Top Gear has hinted at a F1-style KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System), after speaking with Tada recently - he said: "We're looking at a next-generation hybrid. More like the TS030 Le Mans Prototype." - a car which uses regenerative braking, stores it and then uses it to give the engine a boost, when needed.
The 2.0-liter engine would be left untouched, and the KERS system would be fitted alongisde - it will operate in a manner very similar to that of the Honda CR-Z, the only real ‘sporty’ hybrid currently on the market. We say it is an interesting and ‘very-Toyota’ approach to the problem of getting more power, but if they do make it, it will undoubtedly be very good.