Last year Toyota presented to us new concept of sport car named Toyota FT-1. Besides that, BMW and Toyota work together on building new sport car platform. There are some indications that this concept could be a good base for new 2017 Toyota Supra. Bodies of the BMW and Toyota cars will be different while they will share powertrain. With FT-1 look and BMW i8 building strategy the upcoming Toyota Supra 2017 will be good looking sport car with excellent performance and handling.
2017 Toyota Supra redesign
There are no clues how will new 2017 Toyota Supra look like. One thing is certain, it will have roots from FT-1 concept sport car. Its look will be bolder and aggressive with plenty advanced technology features incorporated into its body. In order lower weight new Toyota Supra 2017 will be built from lightweight materials like aluminum and carbon fiber. That will improve performance, handling and fuel efficiency. Its lightweight body building will probably be derived from the BMW i8.
Toyota Supra 2017 engine
Cooperation between Toyota and BMW will bring new hybrid powertrain to next 2017 Toyota Supra. This powertrain will combine petrol engine with three electric motors. Gas burner will be borrowed from BMW and it probably will be a 2.0-liter 4-inline engine with turbocharger. Two electric motors will be on every front wheel while the third electric motor together with gas engine will propelled a rear axle. Unlike the cooperation with Toyota and Subaru which result was FR-S, GT86 and BRZ, cars from BMW and Toyota will have different body types. There are some rumors that new Toyota Supra 2017 will be available with 6-cylinder powerplant. Depending on used engine there will be different gearboxes. Supra with 6-cyclinder engine will be paired with 6-speed manual transmission while Supra Hybrid will be available with 8-speed or 10-speed automatic transmission.
2017 Toyota Supra release date and price
The 2017 Toyota Supra release date should be set for end of 2016 or early 2017, while its presentation will be in the first months of 2016. Its price won’t be its main advantage. The Toyota Supra 2017 will cost more than a Chevy Corvette which has base price just under $55,000.