Toyota is Reportedly Working on a New Electric Sports Car

It’s being reported that Toyota is also working on a new electric sports car.

Toyota 2000GT EV
It looks like Toyota is finally getting back into the sports car segment with new models like the GT86/ Scion FR-S. Toyota also recently signed a new deal with BMW that will see the creation of another new sports car that the two automakers will develop together. Now it’s being reported that Toyota is also working on a new electric sports car.


Naohiko Saito, Toyota’s handling guy recently told Autocar that the electric powertrain previewed in the Toyota 2000GT EV at the Goodwood Festival of Speed is “an early part of the development process involved in refining the technology.” The electric powertrain will first debut in a new city car before it shows up in the new sports car.

Toyota is also reportedly testing a new manual transmission for its electric drivetrain.Hiroyuki Ogawa, Toyota’s head of advanced drivetrain engineering, stated there was “a desire to use a manual gearbox in our electric and hybrid sports cars.” Unfortunately we still have to wait a few years to see this in a Toyota showroom.

Autocar