Toyota Gazoo Racing unveiled the GR Super Sport Concept, a road-legal concept vehicle that incorporates hybrid technology refined through experience in the FIA World Endurance Championship, at Tokyo Auto Salon 2018. "This concept is a suggestion that some future GR products will be born entirely from motorsport, and not heated-up versions of regular road cars, like that Yaris". However, Toyota says it does give us a taste of what the company aims to achieve with its next-generation sports cars.
Featuring a high-efficiency EV system and lean-burn engine, the Toyota GR Super Sport Concept previews a next-generation super sports auto "set to deliver both ultimate power and environmental performance", according to the press release.
Right before the holidays previous year, Toyota released a teaser image of its upcoming GR Super Sport Concept. That's been combined with an electrification system of hybrid motors, the Toyota Hybrid System-Racing, or THS-R, developed by the Toyota Gazoo Racing team.
At the end of last year, following the announcement that Toyota would continue competing in the WEC, President Akio Toyoda commented that 'more than 100 years have passed since the birth of the automobile. You look at Mercedes-Benz and it has the Project One, Aston Martin and Red Bull have the Valkyrie and now Toyota has something which it derives from its expertise at the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC).
"Rather than developing production cars into sports cars, we aim to work out how to incorporate the know-how developed through races and rallies into production cars". Despite the differences between the two concept models, both are electrified vehicles equipped with the latest IT technologies and are set to become safe and environmentally friendly connected cars.
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