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Toyota GR Super Sports Concept - 1000hp Hybrid Hypercar

14 January 2018, 10:58 | Jodi Jackson

The Toyota GR Super Sport takes inspiration from the company's LMP1 car

Toyota Unveils The GR Super Sport Concept

Toyota just publicly flexed its muscles at the automotive fraternity by showcasing its 999bhp GR Super Sport concept vehicle at the 2018 Tokyo Auto Salon. However, Toyota is arguing that it has clear implications for its production cars.

Featuring a high-efficiency EV system and lean-burn engine, the Toyota GR Super Sport Concept previews a next-generation super sports vehicle "set to deliver both ultimate power and environmental performance", according to the press release. Interestingly, it gets hybrid tech that's evolved from their participation at the WEC (World Endurance Championship). And that's where the GR Super Sport Concept comes in. While that's the job of the Toyota Gazoo Racing team and its TS050 Hybrid race cars, the company has always claimed it is using lessons learned in racing to develop better cars - especially performance cars.

The auto is powered by a 2.4-liter, twin-turbo, direct injection V-6 engine that produces power in tandem with the THS-R hybrid system, derived from the company's World Endurance Championship entry, the TS050 Hybrid.

"Rather than developing production cars into sports cars, we aim to work out how to incorporate the know-how developed through races and rallies into production cars", Mr Tomoyama said.

Toyota Unveils The GR Super Sport Concept

Tomoyama references Toyota president Akio Toyoda's statement a year ago in summing up the philosophy driving the development. As the industry approaches times of tremendous change, I am strongly determined to make sure that cars will be fun for the next 100 years.' At CES 2018, held in the United States at the beginning of the year, the e-Palette Concept was revealed as a new shared mobility model for communities.

Toyota's performance sub-brand, Gazoo Racing, is a matter of months old.

So although this insane concept won't be hitting showrooms any time soon, it appears Toyota might be planning to launch a supercar of some kind in the near future.




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