Based on the Toyota GR Super Sport Concept, presented for the first time at the Tokyo Motor Show 2018 and that was also exhibited in the last edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Japanese brand began the development of a new generation super sports car.
This model adopts proven state-of-the-art hybrid electrical systems and fuel-saving technology. Toyota GAZOO Racing at Wec and that they allowed the Toyota TS050 HYBRID achieve victory this year in the emblematic endurance test that takes place at the La Sarthe circuit.
The Toyota GR Super Sport Concept features a V6 engine with twin turbocharger and the system Toyota Hybrid System-Racing (THS-R), with a combined output of 1.000 DIN hp.
“Competing in the World Endurance Championship and racing at Le Mans helps us take steps forward in the development of our world-leading hybrid electric technology and allows us to transfer the knowledge we have gained to our production vehicles”, said Shigeki Tomoyama, President of Toyota GAZOO Racing.
“As the automotive industry approaches an era of great change, we will remain true to our passion for creating vehicles that are truly exciting. Regardless of how electronic and digital technologies continue to transform automobiles, we will ensure that vehicles do not become just another consumer good. "added Tomoyama.
Finally he noted: “We started this project because we believe that creating a super sports car that achieves the same appeal as the TS050 HYBRID adds a lot to Toyota's involvement in the WEC. And at some point in the near future, customers will have the opportunity to sit behind the wheel of this incredible machine and experience its exceptional power and sensational performance. "
The sports car that Toyota is developing on the Toyota GR Super Sport Concept would be the one that would replace the TS050 HYBRID in the WEC from 2020 when the new technical regulations come into force.