Toyota Supra Successor: Mid-Engined, Hybrid with AWD

GRMN Sports Hybrid Concept II 1 photo
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To understand why Toyota needs a Supra successor, we only need to look at Porsche’s lineup. Between, the Boxster and the mighty 918 rocket, there are multiple sporty cars you can go for, from the Cayman, to the Carrera and the all-wheel drive Turbo. But right now, Toyota only has the basic GT 86 and the Lexus LFA.
Probably the most important car to fill that gap is the much needed Supra, a darling of the tuning and drag racing world.

According to Motor Trend, a successor to the Supra is indeed coming, but it will actually be a mid-engined car with a hybrid drivetrain and all-wheel drive. It sounds like Toyota will develop a car similar to the NSX, with a complicated electric motor all-wheel drive setup.

Toyota’s GRMN Sports Hybrid Concept, shown last year in its second form, provides a glimpse about the setup. It used a 3.5-liter V6 engine to power the rear wheels and a single electric motor for the front wheels. We thought it was a bit strange that the concept was asked to test its architecture at the Nurburgring 24 Hours last year, and now we have some reason to believe it was actually a testbed.
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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