It will be more powerful than the Le Mans race car.
Toyota is looking to spice up its lineup and appeal to sports car enthusiasts with the GR Yaris and GR Supra, but there’s so much more to come in the near future. The new GR 86 was unveiled about a month ago, and reports are intensifying about a GR Corolla and even a performance version of the Hilux pickup truck. At the top of the Gazoo Racing food chain will be a fully fledged hypercar.
Previewed back in January 2018 by the GR Super Sport concept, the production version will arrive next year and could go by the name of GR 010. Autocar is now aiming to shed light on Toyota’s flagship sports car, which will have to do battle against the Aston Martin Valkyrie and the Mercedes-AMG One. The mid-engined machine will adopt a hybrid powertrain and a coupe body style, possibly with a canopy opening as hinted by a patent.
Even though a road-going equivalent of the Le Mans Hypercar racer is no longer necessary since the LMH regulations have changed, Toyota is sticking to its original plan to give the GR Super Sport a license plate. It’s expected to employ a twin-turbo V6 2.4-liter hybrid system adapted from the motorsport division’s previous race car, the TS050 Hybrid. For the full story, check out this article from Motor 1.