Toyota Supra Rumored to Get New Twin-Turbo V6 Engine


Toyota still won’t confirm that a successor to the Supra is in development, but we know better.

The Japanese automaker has been teasing a new Supra ever since the brilliant FT-1 Concept debuted, and now rumor has it that Toyota is developing an all-new, twin-turbo V6 engine for its sports car. The powerplant will reportedly have more than 400 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque and will also be used to power the new Lexus GS and LS models. Car Keys cites Japanese publication Mag-X, which received the information from Toyota insiders. Internally, the engine code is 943F.

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On paper, it all makes sense, especially since the Toyota Supra’s successor is expected to be the result of a collaboration with BMW and Toyota. BMW is expected to use the platform for the new Z5, which will likely have turbocharged four- and six-cylinder engines under the hood. It’s unlikely that Toyota will want to use a BMW engine, which means it has to develop a new powerplant that will work with the co-developed platform.

Various automakers, especially luxury ones, are turning to smaller turbocharged engines to increase performance and fuel efficiency. The last Toyota Supra used a twin-turbocharged inline-six engine, but even the recent GT-R has moved to a V6 powerplant, so don’t be surprised if Toyota pursues a new engine to make its Supra a contender. It has also been rumored that the next Supra will be a hybrid, but we have a suspicion this V6 might be more fun.

[Source: Car Keys]

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  • getoffme

    I will tell you one fact. Mag-X is pretty accurate with their renderings.

  • smartacus

    S-FR will also be over 20 years in the making