Toyota Gazoo Racing reveals new GR Super Sports Concept

Revealed at the 2018 Tokyo Auto Salon

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The new Toyota GR Super Sports Concept made its world debut at the 2018 Tokyo Auto Salon. The sportscar incorporates hybrid power technology developed through Toyota’s top-level participation in the FIA World Endurance Championship.

GR Super Sport Concept

Sharing most of its principle parts with Toyota’s TS050 Hybrid WEC race car, the GR Super Sport Concept consists of a twin-turbo, direct injection V6 engine and a Toyota Hybrid System - Racing powertrain, both of which have been honed in international racing.

This next generation super sports car is engineered to deliver both exceptional power and environmental performance, due to its high-efficiency EV system and lean-burn engine.

GR Super Sport Concept

The concept is a demonstration of how Toyota Gazoo Racing uses participation in motorsport to help produce ever-better cars, feeding back technologies and skills acquired through race and rally competition into the development of new production vehicles.

Toyota also sees its continued participation in the WEC being highly beneficial to the development of cutting-edge hybrid and electrified vehicle systems.

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“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. This is how sporting competition contributes to Toyota Gazoo Racing’s efforts to make ever-better cars. Thus, this is the starting point for Toyota’s completely new challenge to develop sports cars from active race cars. Although it will be some time before people will have the opportunity to get behind the wheel, I hope that the GR Super Sport Concept will give a taste of what we aim to achieve with our next generation sports cars.”

Shigeki Tomoyama, President of Toyota Gazoo Racing

GR Super Sport Concept

GR Super Sport Concept outline technical specifications

Engine typeTwin-turbo, direct-injection V6
Capacity (cc)2,400
Max. power (hp/kW)1,000/735
Hybrid systemToyota Hybrid System - Racing (THS-R)
Wheels18 x 13J
Tyres330/710R18