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Is #Toyota Planning A High-End Hybrid #SportsCar?

Is #Toyota Planning A High-End Hybrid #SportsCar?

A recent interview of Hisitake Murata, general manager of Toyota’s Racing Hybrid Project and the man responsible for the Toyota’s Le Mans prototype race cars, suggests a new hybrid sports car could be in the offing. “My ultimate goal for the near future is to develop a hybrid sports car using technology accumulated through this project,” said Murata on a video posted on the Toyota UK blog hinting at building a car for the street with lessons learned from the Le Mans effort. “Our technologies are shared with the whole of Toyota Motor Company. If we made a conventional sports car we could apply a super capacitor system or combine a super capacitor system and hybrid battery to achieve a similar braking performance.” It’s not likely his veiled reference is to the FT-1 concept (pictured), and unveiled this month in Detroit, as this Supra successor is believed to be getting a hi...

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