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News Toyota Gazoo Racing Super Sports Hybrid Hypercar Is On Its Way

Toyota Gazoo Racing Super Sports Hybrid Hypercar Is On Its Way

First shown at the 2018 Tokyo Auto Salon, the GR Super Sports Concept will turn into a production 1,000-horsepower Super Sports Hybrid Hypercar.

Toyota is on fire at the moment. Automotive media is all over the Supra and now that they’ve just won the Le Mans for the second time in a row, we’re nowhere near done. That’s because their future hypercar is largely based on the LeMans-winning Toyota LMP1-H TS050 Hybrid and its killer 986-horsepower powertrain.

All that power is made possible by the twin-turbocharged 2.4-litre V6 and joined by a pair of electric motors. There are no details about the transmission that will be used in the GR Super Sports Hybrid Hypercar but it would seem that the racecar’s transversely-mounted sequential gearbox will make it to production. Each electric motor receives its power from lithium-ion batteries and develop a combined 493-horsepower, or the same as the V6.

Toyota’s approach to the hypercar is clear: They’re working on the racecar and from it will be born the streetcar. Typically, the roles are reversed but this plan should ensure that the GR Super Sports Hybrid will do well against the likes of the Mercedes-AMG Project One. Interestingly, everything that comes out of the race- and production Super Sports will likely, in one-way shape or form, trickle into the next generation of Toyota sports cars.

There are no details as to when we might expect the car to officially hit the road, nor any pricing information.

Source: Evo

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