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Toyota Rumored to Be Eyeing a New Supra That May Be Electric

Toyota Rumored to Be Eyeing a New Supra That May Be Electric

Nov 14 2012, 1:42pm CST | by

Rumor claims it could be five years before the Supra returns

Let's be honest, any Toyota Supra successor needs to have a six-cylinder engine and two turbochargers under the hood. Toyota has been rumored to be eyeing a new Supra for a while and a new rumor has...

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Toyota Rumored to Be Eyeing a New Supra That May Be Electric

Nov 14 2012, 1:42pm CST | by

Rumor claims it could be five years before the Supra returns

Let's be honest, any Toyota Supra successor needs to have a six-cylinder engine and two turbochargers under the hood. Toyota has been rumored to be eyeing a new Supra for a while and a new rumor has surfaced hinting that the car could be electrically powered.

According to the rumor, Toyota might even be turning to Tesla to help develop a battery drive train. I wonder if we could be looking at something along the lines of the coupe version of the Tesla roadster or maybe a two door version of the Model S.

Sadly, the sources of the rumor from within Toyota say that there is no timetable and it could be as long as five years before the Supra comes back. There aren't also rumors the continuous world that the 2-seat Toyota MR-2 is coming back as well. It's been a long time since Toyota had an exciting car under its own brand, either one of these would be quite nice.

 
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Toyota FT-1 gets the souped-up 'Gran Turismo' treatment for video game

Sep 16 2014 2:23pm CDT | Source: Automotive News

Toyota has joined the 'Gran Turismo' parade of video game racers with a beefier version of its FT ...
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Federal Robotics Commission could accelerate arrival of self-driving cars

Sep 16 2014 1:20pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Government/Legal Back when investigators from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration first probed reports of unintended accelerations in Toyota vehicles, they ran into a serious internal roadblock. They lacked the expertise to examine the problem. They suspected a software glitch, but couldn't delve into the interactions between the software and physical linkages in the vehicles because they didn't understand them. NHTSA ultimately needed to call on ...
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California issues first official permits for self-driving cars in U.S.

Sep 16 2014 1:12pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Computer-driven cars have been testing their skills on California roads for more than four years — but until now, the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles wasn’t sure just how many were rolling around. That changed Tuesday, when the agency issued testing permits that allowed three companies to dispatch 29 vehicles onto freeways and into neighbourhoods — with a human “safety driver” behind the wheel in case the onboard computers make a bad decision. These may b ...
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2015 Mercedes-Benz S550 Plug-in Hybrid: First Look (15 Photos)

Sep 16 2014 10:50am CDT | Source: Cars.com

Competes with: Audi A8 TDI, BMW 7 Series ActiveHybrid, Lexus LS 600h Looks like: An S-Class with enough rear signage for Mercedes' lettering supplier to hire an extra shift Drivetrain: 436-hp (combined), turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 and electric motor with seven-speed automatic transmission; rear-wheel drive Hits dealerships: Spring 2015, California only Witness the reprisal of Mercedes-Benz's S-Class hybrid, this time in the form of a plug-in S550. The S550 Plug-in ...
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Toyota pauses on Mexico expansion to review growth strategy, report says

Sep 16 2014 9:35am CDT | Source: Automotive News

Toyota is reconsidering a move to open a new compact car assembly plant in Mexico after company President Akio Toyoda told planners searching for a site to pause and review its rationale, executives familiar with the matter sa ...
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Preview of the 6 Hours of the Circuit of Americas

Sep 16 2014 5:07am CDT | Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile

Preview of the 6 Hours of the Circuit of Americas Preview 2014 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas - Round 4 Tue 16.09.14, 12:12PM   CIRCUIT OF THE AMERICAS Lap distance:   3.41 miles / 5.515 km Race duration: 6 hours Location: Circuit of The Americas is a world-class motorsports and entertainment venue in Texas, the only FIA-ce ...
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What you missed on 9.15.14

Sep 15 2014 6:37pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Concept Cars, SUV, Government/Legal, Crossover, GM, Lincoln, Toyota, Earnings/Financials, Luxury Review: 2015 Lincoln Navigator We take the heavily refreshed 2015 Lincoln Navigator for a spin and find that there's plenty to like about the brand's truckish 'ute. Still, while it boasts a ton of room inside and stunning power from its 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine, it's far from perfect. Read our full review fo ...
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Toyota CH-R Concept teased for Paris

Sep 15 2014 6:26pm CDT | Source: KBB

Offering what it calls an "innovative vision for a compact crossover," Toyota will unveil the CH-R Concept next month at the Paris Auto Show. ...
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2015 Toyota Tundra Drops V-6 for All V-8 Lineup

Sep 15 2014 5:09pm CDT | Source: Truck Trend

Low Take Rate Spelled End for 4.0L V-6With the success of the 3.5L EcoBoost V-6 in the Ford F-150 and Ram selling plenty of both the 3.6L Pentastar and 3.0L EcoDiesel engines in the 1500 truck, you’d think downsizing is the name of the game for fullsize truck brands. Not for Toyota. Buyers have overwhelmingly chosen V-8 engines for the Tundra, prompting the company to drop the 4.0L V-6 altogether for 2015. Only about five percent of buyers chose the V-6, making the powertrai ...
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