Toyota's senior manager for powertrain engineering has revealed the development of a hybridized GT 86 is progressing well.

Toyota's senior manager for powertrain engineering has revealed that development of a GT 86 hybrid is progressing well.

Speaking at the sidelines of the Frankfurt Motor Show, Koei Saga told Autocar "The development work is quite advanced now, so if the green light is given, we are ready to do it."

Saga declined to go into specifics but hinted the model could use hybrid technology from road and race cars. As he explained, "We are quite prepared because we do have a hybrid system that we can use for that kind of vehicle, utilizing the production passenger car hybrid system, and we also have the pure race-oriented hybrid system."

The model hasn't been approved for production but Saga said "I think it won't be very far in the future that the green light will come."

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Toyota GT 86 Hybrid in advanced stages - report