Toyota Confirms 986-HP Hypercar Headed for Production
21 June, 2018, 13:29 | Author: Rafael Roberts
Now Toyota has announced that it will produce its very own true-blue supercar. Still, to have such a supercar carry the Toyota badge can only mean interesting things lie ahead from the carmaker. It'll be inspired by the GR Super Sport Concept, which was shown to the public at the Le Mans endurance motorsport event over the weekend.
Built mostly out of carbon-fibre, the GR Super Sport runs of a strict diet. That model, as it happens, just took top honours in the latest edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
"Competing in the World Endurance Championship - one of the most demanding motorsports series - and racing at Le Mans - one of the most iconic races - helps us to advance the development of our world-leading hybrid electric technology and enables us to transfer the knowledge we gain into our production cars", explained Tomoyama.
"We started this project because we believe that creating a super sports auto that delivers the same appeal as the TS050 Hybrid greatly adds to Toyota's involvement in the WEC".
"Although it will be some time before you all have the opportunity to get behind the wheel, I hope that the GR Super Sport Concept will give you a taste of what we aim to achieve with our next-generation sports cars". The attention on driver's cars will soon be supported by a reintroduction of a Toyota Supra as well.
Specific details are yet to be uncovered.
Fresh off winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the first time, Toyota has announced it has started developing a road going supercar using the same hybrid drivetrain as its ToyotaGazoo Racing TS050 Hybrid race vehicle.
Nakajima was on course to win back in 2016 alongside Buemi and Anthony Davidson only for the vehicle to fail on him as he exited the final turn heading onto what would be the final lap, gifting the victory to the PorscheLMP1 Team, leaving the Japanese driver heartbroken. Unlike traditional supercars, the Toyota is expected to be quite a reliable machine.
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