2018 Toyota Supra News & Update: Fresh Spy Shots Show Debut Getting Near, Hybridation Confirmed

Nov 30, 2016 07:38 AM EST | Mariechris Felipe

Toyota Supra

The Toyota Hybrid Supra HV-R is unveiled during the Australian International Motorshow at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre October 9, 2008 in Sydney, Australia. Soon, the 2018 Toyota Supra which will also be hybrid will be unveiled.
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The Toyota Supra 2018 begins to take shape based on fresh spy shots. The car is now wearing plenty of production bodyworks unlike previous spy photos and this means that the much awaited debut of the Supra is getting nearer.

2018 Toyota Supra Spy Photos And Videos

The Toyota Supra ceased production in 2002 although it had actually disappeared from most markets in the late nineties. The void left in the range was insurmountable for the fans who have not forgotten the Japanese sports and now that the 2018 Toyota Supra is getting nearer, fans are all eyes for the rebirth.

The 2018 Toyota Supra begins to take shape. Unlike the first spy photos and videos in a completely flat mule tests that revealed that Toyota was just trying out some the mechanical elements, fresh batch of spy photos shows that the Supra begins to adopt the lines and curves that will be the final model. This time, one can finally get a clear look at the shapes of the head and taillights according to AutoBlog.

On the hood one can notice the bulging shapes that characterize the Supra, but with some changes: for example, the air intakes are now bigger and more contoured. Side view, the test mule can not hide a step framing enlarged wheel virtually the entire wheel. And in the back, a more pronounced spoiler is fixed clearly pulled right from the FT-1 concept according to Motor1

2018 Toyota Supra News Flash: Hybridation Confirmed

Regarding the mechanics of the 2018 Toyota Supra it is said that it could used BMW IPerformance hybrid technology and a lot of evidences hints at electrification. Senior Toyota sources and the spy video below taken a few months ago somewhat confirm that hybridation will take place.

It is likely to turn to electric thrusters in the front and rear axle. The energy of the combustion engine is sent to the rear axle. The Supra hybrid will have a regenerative braking system and this energy is stored in a battery of lithium. Other ions, may be the first time that Toyota uses a direct-shift gearbox in a hybrid car.

The engineers at Toyota and those of BMW take years and several partners to form the new Supra. The chassis of the 2018 Toyota Supra is being developed by BMW and that is why so the prototype is still locked in the premises of the brand.

What we can confirm is the name because Toyota has registered the name Supra in Europe and will be next in US. The 2018 Toyota Supra is expected to be unstoppable.

Checkout the fresh spy photos here.

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