It has been quite long since we’ve heard about anything significant relating to Toyota’s upcoming hybrid hypercar, which is the Toyota GR Super Sport.
Toyota GR Super Sport Public Debut Revelation
With what it looks like, there will be actually no need to dig any deeper. As the GR Super Sport has been publicly revealed by Toyota for the first time. It was publicly revealed at the opening of the 88th Le Mans at Circuit de la Sarthe. The Hybrid GR Super Sport car was driven by a former Toyota Gazoo Racing driver who goes by the name “Alex Wurz”. The appearance of the GR Super Sport car consisted of a demonstration lap. And a participation ceremony to return the Le Mans trophy for this year’s race.
Meanwhile, the appearance at Le Mans is fitting, and especially for a hybrid hypercar that’s based on the successful Toyota TS050 Hybrid race car. Toyota’s TS050 race car was debuted in 2016 at Le Mans, and it gave Toyota their first victory and also however set the fastest ever lap and current race lap record. It was announced in June 2018 that the GR Super Sport would be put into production. Thereby utilizing a hybrid assisted, mid-mounted 2.4-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine making a claimed 986 horsepower.
More Information on the Hybrid car
In order to comply with new regulations for the FIA Endurance championship, you need to expect at least 20 road-going versions of the hypercar to be produced. As it would essentially be the Japanese brand’s halo car.
Meanwhile, the GR Super Sport arguably has all but been forgotten. This is thanks to the buzz created at the time by the Toyota Supra. Since its announcement, track testing had started and has been going on for a number of years.
However, it feels great to finally see the GR Super Sport in action. And in a form that convinces us that it is getting closer to production.
With a hypercar like this, you should also expect a high pricing estimate. And as some of you might think, it will be limited in number. And also will feature more characteristics that are track-focused. Features like “no rear windows, and a vertical fin”.