Toyota unveils Le Mans-based GR Super Sport Concept

  • Toyota unveils Le Mans-based GR Super Sport Concept

Toyota unveils Le Mans-based GR Super Sport Concept

We hope it does, because Toyota has also made a decision to put to good use its motorsport expertise, with the GR Super Sport concept clearly influenced by the company's experience in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). We know that it gets a twin-turbo, direct injection V6 engine coupled with a Toyota Hybrid System lifted from the LMP1 auto.

Whether the vehicle teased in this solitary photo is the same as the long-awaited Supra co-developed with BMW is yet to be seen, but Toyota says the new GR Super Sport Concept "reveals the direction for next-generation sports cars". "Although it will be some time before you all have the opportunity to get behind the wheel, I hope that the GR Super Sport Concept will give you a taste of what we aim to achieve with our next-generation sports cars", added Shigeki Tomoyama, Gazoo Racing Company president.

Toyota isn't the only auto firm installing top-tier motorsport technology into its road cars.

Right before the holidays past year, Toyota released a teaser image of its upcoming GR Super Sport Concept. Interestingly, it gets hybrid tech that's evolved from their participation at the WEC (World Endurance Championship). And that's where the GR Super Sport Concept comes in. "Its appeal is more personal, like that of a much-loved horse to its owner". Billed by the company of having the latest in hybrid racing tech, Toyota claimed it combines performance and efficiency into one.

Toyota unveils Le Mans-based GR Super Sport Concept

Toyota's return to world rallying saw it finish third in the manufacturer championship past year, with Latvala fourth in the drivers' standings.

Think Toyota hybrids and it might be earnest but less than soul-stirring cars like the Prius that come to mind, but the automaker is betting a 986 HP electrified supercar will change your mind.

The updated cooling system will be a benefit in the hotter rallies of the 13-event WRC calendar, which concludes in November with Rally Australia.