It was recently reported that Subaru is looking into turbocharging its next BRZ to extract a total of 280-hp from the 2.0 liter boxer engine. New reports suggest that Toyota may be going down a different road and has developed a gasoline-electric hybrid system that will increase the Toyota GT 86′s output.
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According to AutoExpres, Toyota is already testing the hybrid system in Japan to create a more powerful GT 86 sports coupe.
“The biggest request I have had is for a turbo,” said GT 86 chief engineer Tada-san. “But I have been hesitant about increasing power and torque.”
It’s likely that they GT 86′s Scion sibling, the FR-S, will get the same system.
Sad part is that adding a hybrid system is likely to increase the weight and the price tag of the coupe.
- By: Omar Rana