Toyota GR Super Sports Concept Hits The Track In Order To Gear Up For Next Year’s Le Mans

On Friday, Toyota announced it would compete in the 2020-2021 World Endurance Championship with a “hybrid-powered prototype based on the GR Super Sport road car.”

While the company only released a single rendering of the model, they’ve now followed up with a video of the GR Super Sports concept undergoing testing on the track.

Toyota didn’t say much about the clip, but it shows executives and drivers examining the car and then putting in a few laps. The video also reveals the model will be equipped with a prominent front splitter, large air intakes and canards.

Moving further back, there’s protruding wheels arches and massive front fender vents. Elsewhere, we can see a full-width rear wing, a large diffuser and a tear-drop shaped cockpit with a vertical stabilizer fin.

The compact cabin has exposed carbon fiber and a minimalist Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel. We can also see a digital instrument cluster and a complex center stack that features two digital displays as well as an assortment of color-coded knobs.

Also Read: Toyota Previews 2020 Le Mans “Hypercar” Racer Based On GR Super Sport Road Car

The new car will make its WEC debut in the fall of 2020. In order to ensure continued success on the track, Toyota says both the road and race car are undergoing “intensive development at the company’s technical centers in Toyota City, Higashi-Fuji and Cologne.” Proper track tests will begin next year and Toyota said “further details of the GR Super Sport road car will be issued by Toyota Gazoo Racing in due course.”

The company hasn’t even revealed the car’s name yet, but the GR Super Sport concept was unveiled at the 2018 Tokyo Auto Salon and used a number of components sourced from the TS050 Hybrid. In particular, the concept had a twin-turbo 2.4-liter V6 engine and a hybrid system with multiple electric motors. This enabled the car to produce a combined output of 986 hp (735 kW / 1000 PS).


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