Toyota Gazoo Racing unveiled the GR Super Sport Concept, a road-legal concept car that incorporates hybrid technology refined through experience in the FIA World Endurance Championship, at Tokyo Auto Salon 2018.
And here’s the GR Super Sport Concept with bodywork. It’s certainly getting a lot of attention here at Tokyo Auto Salon! #PushingTheLimitsForBetter pic.twitter.com/5UTiwI3DNC
— TOYOTA GAZOO Racing WEC (@Toyota_Hybrid) January 12, 2018
The racecar is built using most of the same main parts as the TS050 HYBRID, featuring a Toyota Hybrid System-Racing (THS-R) powertrain and powered by a 2.4-liter twin-turbo direct injection V6 engine with close to 1,000p.
“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,” Gazoo Racing President Shigeki Tomoyama said. “Thus, this is the starting point for Toyota’s completely new challenge to develop sports cars from active race cars.
“Although it will be some time before you all have the opportunity to get behind the wheel, I hope that the GR Super Sport Concept will give you a taste of what we aim to achieve with our next-generation sports cars.”