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Next Toyota Supra: Hybrid Powertrain Reserved For TRD?

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2018 is the year where Toyota is expected to bring out the next-gen Supra and the debut will put an end to every question regarding the vehicle.

One of things many are interested in knowing about the Supra is if the vehicle is going to be made as an affordable sports car or a supercar that is aimed at the Acura NSX and Nissan GT-R.

There is no certain answer for this but new rumours have surfaced, claiming that the next Supra is wishing to compete on both fronts. The word is that the Supra will arrive with an inline-6 engine or a BMW-sourced turbo-4 mill in its basic guise. This will see the car pumping out about 400hp and retail at around $50,000-$60,000.

The leak which saw the Supra running on a hybrid setup is described as the ultimate model, tentatively called the Supra TRD. The hybrid mill is said to offer about 600hp and it will see the Supra TRD retailing close to the $100,000 mark.

This is not impossible for Toyota to pull off at all since Audi has been doing it with the R8 V8 and the R8 V10. Having the Supra competing on two fronts will certainly give Toyota a fresh and exciting vibe and we sure hope the above is true.