The Web has gone hybrid nuts today with rumours of a new hybrid Toyota sports car and a hybrid BMW sedan. Spy photos show the BMW 755ih, a hybrid version of the 7-series, driving the streets of Munich. The car uses the 750i's twin turbo 4.4-litre V-8 complemented by a small 20hp electric motor. BMWBlog says the hybrid system reduces the V-8's fuel consumption by 15 per cent. The 755ih should be unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt auto show.
The egmCarTech blog reports that Toyota is working on a hybrid sports car to be released in 2011. Over the past couple of years, Toyota has gone back and forth with this hybrid sports car project, showing the FT-HS concept at shows then claiming to halt plans for any performance-oriented car, but the latest reports suggest reviving the Supra as a hybrid. This car would use Toyota's 3.5-litre V-6 along with its Synergy hybrid system to put down 400hp.