Thursday, February 9, 2023
News Toyota and Mazda Reportedly Working on Twin Sports Cars for 2026

Toyota and Mazda Reportedly Working on Twin Sports Cars for 2026

Toyota Gazoo Racing is leading development with input from Mazda


  • The Toyota would be all-electric.

  • The Mazda might also be electric but include a rotary engine range extender.


Rumours and reports like these give the automotive community hope. For a while, the sports car was all but completely dead but thanks in part to Toyota, it’s in the middle of a resurgence. In the middle because they are apparently working on a future electric sports car that will also serve as the basis for a new sports car for Mazda.

2023 Toyota GR Supra Matte White Edition | Photo: Toyota

Let’s not kid ourselves: Mazda could not and would not go all in for a low-volume sports car on their own. Toyota’s massive resources allow it to dabble here and there and if they can help a neighbor in the process, everybody wins.

Toyota Gazoo Racing is reportedly going to use the automaker’s e-TNGA platform, the same as the bZ4x, as the starting point for this sports car. And other than relying on a dual electric motor configuration, the similarities with the electric SUV end there. The AWD layout said to produce about 500 horsepower will be all-new and is currently being developed with input from Toyota’s World Rally Championship (WRC) team according to Drive.com.

It’s unclear whether this new car will be a new model or potentially replace the current GR Supra. What is clear is that the Mazda that will spawn from the arrangement will be the “successor to the RX-7”.

To keep weight down, the Mazda will apparently use only one rear-mounted electric motor and a smaller battery coupled to a petrol-powered rotary engine range extender.

We can’t wait to find out more.

Trending Now

The 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander introduced with more space and two hybrid engines

The new 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander is a larger version with more cargo space than the current Highlander. The 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander will...

BMW, Hyundai, and Kia Popular in the World Car of the Year Finalist List

BMW has five entries out of 33 while Hyundai, Kia, and Genesis have eight entries. The winner of each category will be announced...

Mercedes-Benz unveils the 2024 eSprinter

The battery pack has a capacity of (usable) 113 kWh. Two levels of power will be offered : 134 or 201 hp. The...

Rivian will Add Bidirectional charging via an Over the Air Update

This will be available to every Rivian vehicle ever made. The company has yet to confirm the details of this future update. This...

Mercedes-Benz to Focus on SUVs and Sedans Going Forward

Station wagons, convertibles, and some two-door coupes will be the first to go. Expect more high-end AMG and Maybach models, and more. Many automakers...
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.