Rumor: Lexus Vehicles to Get Twin-Turbo V6 Engine Option?
Autoblog is reporting that the long-expected next-generation Toyota Supra will be powered by the same twin-turbo V6 engine rumored to be used in the new Lexus LS and Lexus GS:
We know that BMW and Toyota are working on a joint product…Unless Toyota wants to use Bimmer power, they’ll need to shoehorn one of their own under the [new Supra’s] hood.
That leads us to this rumor of a twin-turbocharged V6 that will presumably power the new Lexus GS and LS…Mag-X cites Toyota insiders and even gives an engine code, 943F. This engine allegedly will make more than 400 horsepower and more than 300 lb-ft of torque.
The underlying Mag-X rumor about Lexus adopting a TT V6 was originally published in May, and the biggest question was the specifications — how does a 400 horsepower engine with twin turbos only put out 325lb.ft of torque?
(Regardless, a turbocharged V6 of any description would be a welcome addition to the Lexus lineup — it could be used in everything from the LS to the RX, and would finally push the venerable 2GR V6 engine out to pasture.)