The GR Super Sport development car did a demo tour ahead of the race.
Fittingly, Toyota won the Le Mans 24 Hours race for the third consecutive time this past weekend.
Gazoo Racing is certainly on a roll. Not only have they had their hand in developing impressive road cars like the GR Super and GR Yaris recently but, for the third straight year, they’ve helped Toyota win their third consecutive Le Mans 24 Hours endurance race. The winning TS050 hybrid happens to be the basis behind the Toyota GR Super Sport Hypercar.
Undeniably exotic and racy, the GR Super Sport development car that ceremoniously lapped the Circuit De La Sarthe ahead of the race in full GR camouflage livery. Most interestingly was the fact that Toyota built this demo car as a convertible, a version that would probably sell quite well. Only a month ago, we reported that Toyota has filed for two patents in relation to the GR Super Sport’s canopy which leads us to believe that there might be two versions of the car when production begins in the near future.
The former Toyota Gazoo Racing driver, Alex Wurz, who now acts as an advisor to Gazoo Racing, was behind the wheel of the development car and had this to say about the experience:
“It was an honour to drive this development version of the GR Super Sport for the first time in public, and especially at a circuit like Le Mans which is so closely connected to this car. The GR Super Sport was born at Le Mans, so this felt like a homecoming. This was my first time to drive the car, so a demonstration lap doesn’t allow me to push the limits, but I could already feel that the GR Super Sport has the potential for incredible performance. I could feel the similarities between the GR Super Sport and the TS050 HYBRID in terms of performance, particularly the four-wheel drive and the hybrid system. But the engineers tell me this was only a small taste of the GR Super Sport’s true performance, so I am super excited to drive it again one day in the near future.”