Toyota unveils GR Super Sport Concept auto

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We hope it does, because Toyota has also made a decision to put to good use its motorsport expertise, with the GR Super Sport concept clearly influenced by the company's experience in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). Put some decals on it, and you'd swear it was a racing auto. It's called the GR Super Sport and for the time being it's officially only a concept. Billed by the company of having the latest in hybrid racing tech, Toyota claimed it combines performance and efficiency into one. It was developed by Toyota's Gazoo Racing division, and draws plenty of inspiration from the TS050 Hybrid World Endurance Championship race auto. The front is dominated by a large spoiler and low-slung grill that are both painted black.

Keeping the rear grounded comes courtesy of a large wing. Even the taillights come in the same motif which makes it look sleek and futuristic.

Toyota argues that its continued participation in the FIA World Endurance Championship is needed to develop "cutting-edge hybrid systems and electrified vehicle systems". Say hello, then, to the GR Super Sport Concept, a sibling to the TS050 that now competes in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), and certainly not your parents' Camry. And it appears to have been transplanted across undiluted, the Super Sport boasting 1,000bhp from a combination of twin-turbo 2.4-litre V6 and electric motors. In fact, most of the main parts used in building the GR Super Sport Concept was sourced from the TS050 racecar. Thus, this is the starting point for Toyota's completely new challenge to develop sports cars from active race cars. The product resulting from the GR Super Sport Concept experiment would be the opposite of that, and Toyota believes that the possibility of offering "polar opposite models" will mean that we should never get bored with its products.