Autocar talked to Koei Saga, the boss of Gazoo, who said producing a halo hybrid model such as this "was a dream of his."
Gazoo Racing is Toyota's factory race team featuring World Rally Championship drivers Jari-Matti Latvala, Juho Hanninen and Esapekka Lappi and World Endurance Championship's Sebastien Buemi and eight others.
Gazoo is third in the manufacturers' standings in WRC -- Latvala is in fourth place with one event to go -- while its WEC team struggled to finish at Le Mans the past two years.
Autocar is also guessing the next Supra will feature a 243-hp four-cylinder engine and a 328-hp six-cylinder engine, both derived from BMW Z-car mills, with which it will share a handful of parts. We still don't know, but aren't optimistic about, the chance of a manual transmission.