Wednesday, October 7, 2015

The Power of Toyota Supra

Toyota Supra Concept
There are thousands of cars with innovative features around the world today, if not millions, and manufacturers continue to produce some more each day. However, the most anticipated among these soon-to-be available vehicles is the Toyota Supra. The legendary sportscar is expected to return for 2018 as one piece of BMW and Toyota’s "Silk Road" partnership, and according to sources, it may take swipes at the Porsche 911 and Boxster/Cayman.

Australia’s Motoring has reported that the next-generation Supra (and its BMW counterpart) will be "about the size of a 911" and could produce around 470 horsepower in its tip-top variants.

Although unconfirmed, the publication suggests that power in the BMW branded sports car will emanate from one of three powertrain layouts: a BMW 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, 3.0-liter turbocharged straight-six, or from the six-cylinder with the addition of a Toyota hybrid system. The Supra is claimed to only utilize the two six-cylinder options, with the latter allegedly generating that rowdy 470 horsepower figure.

That claimed top-end power output, though unconfirmed (and likely to stay that way for months and months), would put the next-generation Toyota Supra and BMW Z4 successor in the midst of the Porsche range, matching nicely against current ratings for the tippy-top 385 hp Cayman GT4, mid-range 430 hp 911 Carrera GTS, and within swinging distance but still off higher tier models like the 520 hp 911 Turbo.

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