Toyota GAZOO Racing presented the Toyota GR Super Sport Concept, a prototype that incorporates hybrid technology perfected by participating in the World Endurance Championship.
Toyota's continued involvement in the WEC is seen as a very beneficial and necessary project when it comes to the development of state-of-the-art hybrid systems and powertrains for electrified vehicles (EVs). Various technologies to boost fuel economy and other technological improvements developed as a result of participating in these tough competitions are already being applied in production vehicles.
The new Toyota GR Super Sport Concept prototype consists mostly of the same components as the TS050 HYBRID competing in the WEC. Under his body is a twin-turbocharged V6 engine with a Toyota Hybrid System-Racing (THS-R) perfected through competition.
“Rather than developing production vehicles into sports cars, we are trying to determine how to incorporate the knowledge accumulated in competition into production vehicles, and this is how racing contributes to the mission of creating ever-better vehicles. So that's the starting point for Toyota's totally new challenge of developing sports cars from active racing cars. " assured Shigeki Tomoyama, responsible for Toyota GAZOO Racing.
"While it will still be a while before we all have a chance to get behind the wheel, I hope the GR Super Sport Concept gives us an idea of what we are aiming to achieve with our next-generation sports cars.", concluded the executive.
Type: V6 with twin turbo and direct injection.
Displacement: 2.400 cc.
Combined power: 1.000 CV (Combustion engine + electric motors).
Hybrid system: Toyota Hybrid System-Racing (THS-R)
Forwards: 18 × 13J.
Rear: 18 × 13J.
Forwards: 330/710 R18.
Rear: 330/710 R18.