Toyota Unveils The GR Super Sport Concept

Toyota Unveils The GR Super Sport Concept

Toyota presents the GR Super Sport concept at Tokyo Auto Salon 2018

Outside of occasionally letting its freak flag fly with green cars like the Prius and Mirai, Toyota is generally regarded as a pretty straight-laced automaker. The product resulting from the GR Super Sport Concept experiment would be the opposite of that, and Toyota believes that the possibility of offering "polar opposite models" will mean that we should never get bored with its products.

Presuming the power split between the engine and electric motors is the same as in the racecar, electric motors account for about 493 of those horses, and power is routed through a six-speed sequential gearbox.

Toyota's motorsport division has unveiled a new concept vehicle featuring hybrid technology derived from the company's Le Mans racer.

This lean-engined concept runs on 18-inch tires wrapped in 330-section rubber, and if you take a good look at its aero package, it looks like it could take the fight to the the Mercedes-AMG Project One and Aston Martin Valkyrie.

Toyota has launched a new performance brand, Gazoo Racing, via the Yaris GRMN hot hatch. In fact, rumors persist that the upcoming Supra sports auto revival will wear some sort of Gazoo Racing badge. However, Toyota says it does give us a taste of what the company aims to achieve with its next-generation sports cars. Thus, this is the starting point for Toyota's completely new challenge to develop sports cars from active race cars. Its appeal is more personal, like that of a much-loved horse to its owner. Interestingly, it gets hybrid tech that's evolved from their participation at the WEC (World Endurance Championship).

"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 amid various restrictions, and this is how competing contributes to Toyota Gazoo Racing's efforts toward making ever-better cars".

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