TOY­OTA’S SUR­PRISE 735kW HY­PER­CAR

Motor (Australia) - - THE NEWS -

TOY­OTA pulled a 1000hp rab­bit out of its hat at the re­cent Tokyo Auto Sa­lon by re­veal­ing the GR Su­per Sport Con­cept, a sleek su­per­car based on its TS050 Hy­brid Le Mans racer.

Con­crete de­tails are few and sadly it’s not in­tended for pro­duc­tion, in­stead merely a tan­ta­lis­ing taste of the next-gen­er­a­tion of Toy­ota sports cars, which it seems are likely to lean heav­ily on hy­bridi­s­a­tion us­ing lessons learned in LMP1 rac­ing.

At the heart of the GR Su­per Sport – GR stand­ing for Toy­ota’s Ga­zoo Rac­ing mo­tor­sport arm – is a 2.4-litre twin-turbo V6 with hy­brid all-wheel drive pro­duc­ing a com­bined 735kW. No per­for­mance fig­ures are claimed, how­ever, Toy­ota’s LMP1 racer can hit 200km/h in around five sec­onds.

Ga­zoo Rac­ing pres­i­dent Shigeki To­moyama said: “I hope the GR Su­per Sport will give you a taste of what we aim to achieve with our next-gen­er­a­tion sports cars.”

Will Toy­ota build a road-go­ing GR Su­per Sport? We sure hope so!

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