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Old 02-16-2016, 03:18 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by serialk11r View Post
I bought an FRS and there's no space to sandwich an electric motor between the transmission and the engine.
Really? Not even a small one placed instead of a torque converter in a setup similar to the one used in the BMW ActiveHybrid7? At least the HSD setup is also viable in a front-engine rear-wheel drive layout as it's already proven in the Lexus LS and IS, so there would be at least one last-resource option for Toyota if they were really going to make a hybrid version of the 86.

They could go belt driven alternator-motor but that idea seems extremely unpopular among car makers for whatever reason.
IIRC there was a version of the Toyota Crown fitted with the BAS-Hybrid setup.
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