Published: Sun, January 14, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Grace Becker

Toyota Unveils The GR Super Sport Concept

Toyota Unveils The GR Super Sport Concept

And that's where the GR Super Sport Concept comes in. The company has even used "mostly" the same components as seen inside the TS050 Hybrid race vehicle that competes in the WEC. Toyota is giving us a preview of its sports vehicle future with the unveiling the GR Super Sport Concept at the Tokyo Auto Salon.

Developed by the Japanese firm's Gazoo Racing division, the concept takes inspiration form the TS050 Hybrid race auto familiar with the World Endurance Championship (WEC). However, equally important is the concept car's value as a signpost of where Toyota sees the future of motoring. The front is dominated by a large spoiler and low-slung grill that are both painted black. Even the taillights come in the same motif which makes it look sleek and futuristic.

If this is any indication of what Toyota's future supercars and sports cars will be like, count us in.

As the engine has been lifted directly from the TS050 Hybrid, this is certainly just a concept for now.

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The centrepiece is a 735kW powertrain comprising a 2.4-litre twin-turbo V6 petrol engine teamed with hybrid motors. Interestingly, it gets hybrid tech that's evolved from their participation at the WEC (World Endurance Championship). In fact, most of the main parts used in building the GR Super Sport Concept was sourced from the TS050 racecar. However, Toyota says it does give us a taste of what the company aims to achieve with its next-generation sports cars.

Shigeki Tomoyama President, Gazoo Racing Company said, "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".

While the hypercar is now only a concept, Autocar reports that Toyota is keen for its GR sports brand to produce more performance cars - particularly ones with hybrid powertrains.

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