We’re not sure how road-worthy it is, but it’s certainly got the looks. It also has the racer’s hybrid drivetrain, made up of 2.4-litre twin-turbo V6 and an electric motor which together pumps out 1,000hp, or 986bhp. Toyota says it is a next-generation super sportscar that’s set to deliver both ultimate power and environmental performance.
Will this concept ever be produced? No one is saying. Whether it is or not, the GR Super Sport’s likely main task is to demonstrate Toyota’s commitment to sporty cars that are fun to drive, while reasserting that the best way to develop such cars is via the racetrack.
Gazoo Racing president Shigeki Tomoyama said: “This is the starting point for Toyota's completely new challenge to develop sportscars from active race cars. 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.”
Which later this year will be kicked off with… the new Supra. Co-developed with BMW in parallel with the new Z4 roadster, the new coupe version of one of Japan’s best-regarded sporting nameplates is odds-on to use a street version of the Toyota Hybrid System (THS), combining petrol and electric power. The company says: “Toyota's continued participation in the WEC is seen as a highly beneficial and necessary project in terms of developing cutting-edge hybrid and electrified vehicle (EV) systems.”