Check out this machine. The hybrid Toyota GR Super Sports Concept is based on the Toyota WEC Championship competitor, the TS050 Hybrid. However, Toyota is arguing that it has clear implications for its production cars. However, Toyota says it does give us a taste of what the company aims to achieve with its next-generation sports cars.
Race cars have always been a benchmark for most companies especially when it came to sharing technologies with its production cars.
Beneath the beautifully flowing and original form are a 735kW 2.4-litre twin-turbo V6 engine and a Toyota Hybrid System-Racing (THS-R) powertrain, which have been honed through competition racing. Acceleration figures haven't been mentioned but as you can imagine, it's not going to be slow.
Gazoo Racing president Shigeki Tomoyama said: "This is the starting point for Toyota's completely new challenge to develop sportscars from active race cars".
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Whatever the concept's precise goal beyond showcasing the ultimate in the team's capability, Gazoo Racing boss Shigeki Tomoyama says the GR SS is "the starting point" for a plan that will see road cars developed off the back of motorsport campaigning.
"The newly revealed concept is composed of mostly the same main parts as the TS050 Hybrid, reflecting Toyota GAZOO Racing's aim to ensure that technologies and know-how acquired in motorsport are fed back into new production vehicles", Toyota said in a statement.
That, ladies and gentlemen, is where the GR Super Sport Concept comes into play. "Its appeal is more personal, like that of a much-loved horse to its owner". "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".
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.