The auto industry is switching to electric drives – but now patent drawings have surfaced for a new V8 biturbo from Toyota.
The auto industry is in the midst of the most radical change in its history as it moves away from the internal combustion engine. Many manufacturers have already published concrete dates for the end of their sales of vehicles with combustion engines, and some countries have already announced when they will no longer allow new vehicles with combustion engines. This makes Toyota’s plans, which have just emerged, all the more surprising: The Japanese have patented a V8 engine with biturbo charging at the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Toyota engineers clearly indicate the position of the new V8 biturbo engine in the vehicle in the patent with this drawing.
Six-cylinder rumors probably off the table
Last year, rumors were already doing the rounds that Toyota would cease production of its V8 engines completely and replace the powerplants with turbocharged six-cylinder engines in the future. These rumors could be considered disproved with the patent drawings that have now surfaced.