Toyota GR Super Sport Concept Flaunts 1000-PS Hybrid Powertrain

Toyota Unveils The GR Super Sport Concept

Toyota Unveils The GR Super Sport Concept

And that's where the GR Super Sport Concept comes in.

Due to be shown in full at the Tokyo Auto Salon next week, the GR Super Sport Concept is set to shift Toyota's performance potential into a different paradigm. Billed by the company of having the latest in hybrid racing tech, Toyota claimed it combines performance and efficiency into one.

The GR Supersport concept draws inspiration from Toyota's LMP1 and you can see the exterior which resembles the LMP1 auto. Even the taillights come in the same motif which makes it look sleek and futuristic. Unless you follow Toyota's factory racing efforts in the Japanese Super GT series and, more recently, WRC, Dakar and the World Endurance Championship, odds are the name Gazoo doesn't mean much to you.

This concept gets most of its design flair from their LMP1 vehicle, the TS050 hybrid. Thus, this is the starting point for Toyota's completely new challenge to develop sports cars from active race cars. Toyota has also hinted that this concept uses a fair amount of the same components which means that we are essentially looking at a road-legal hybrid sports auto.

Those include a 2.4-liter twin-turbocharged V6 gasoline engine and Toyota Hybrid System-Racing (THS-R) powertrain that deliver a combined 1,000 metric horsepower (735 kW). But given the second paragraph of Toyota's press release for the GR Super Sport says Toyota "aims to refine its cars and people toward the goal of making ever-better cars through participation in motorsport activities", you would have to hope this could be the crowning glory of that idea.

The parts overlap between GR Super Sport Concept and TS050 is considerable, the automaker says, and will be instrumental to development of each in future.

Shigeki Tomoyama, president of Toyota Gazoo Racing, said: "Rather than developing production cars into sports cars, we aim to work out how to incorporate the know-how gained from racing and rallying into production cars".

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