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).

 

  • Seats & a steering wheel

    Looks awesome! Hopefully Toyota continue their winning ways.

    • Mike anonymous

      I know this is probably a bit off topic, but I think it would be great if Toyota Marketed The GR Supra Alongside the GR Super Sport. I personally think that may bring a bit more appreciation, love, and (positive) attention to the new Supra.
      As for the looks, I agree.

  • Cool

  • Mr. EP9

    Now where’s the Aston Martin Valkyrie?

  • Six Thousand Times

    This will be fun.

  • SteersUright

    Looks cramped inside for a street car but, still looks absolutely amazing. Very excited for this sports car from Toyota!! Wish the Supra got this sort of love and original design and build from Toyota as well.

  • Six_Tymes

    At least this car looks cool, UNLIKE the road going version of it.

  • Matteo Tommasi

    GT1 is back

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