Toyota exec says FT-HS could be 'Supra of the future'Enlarge Photo
Speaking at the Australian launch of the car, Evans described the FT-HS as a “'Prius on steroids.” He then added that “it could be a vision for a Toyota Supra of the future.” The FT-HS name itself stands for Future Toyota Hybrid Sports and there’s no reason it couldn’t be the successor to the Supra.
The concept was developed by Toyota's Calty research and design centre in California and was first displayed at last year’s Detroit Auto Show.
Like previous Supras, the FT-HS is a two door sports coupe with a front mounted engine and RWD layout. Unlike past versions, the concept features an advanced 400hp hybrid powertrain, combining a 197hp electric motor with a 292hp 3.5L petrol V6. In fact, the powertrain of the FT-HS shares a lot in common with Lexus’ GS450h, giving hope that it could eventually make its way into a new sports car.