Toyota presents upcoming GR hypercar

Toyota will be making at least 20 road-going units of the GR Super Sport.

Toyota surprised audiences by taking an unknown camouflaged LMP race car to Le Mans a few days ago, completing a lap around Circuit de le Sarthe driven by former Toyota Gazoo Racing driver Alex Wurz just before practice laps started – and speculations are circulating. This prototype has been under development for a few years now, and we hope to see it in the near-future dominating Hypercar class events in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

We’re not sure if this is the prototype for the LMP racer or the road-car, however under FIA regulations, a minimum of 20 road-going examples must be produced in order to compete in Le Mans – so Toyota will be producing a limited number of road-legal GR Super Sport cars.

Toyota revealed that this car pictured is a development convertible unit for testing, and we’re likely to see a hybrid V6 powerplant from the Le Mans winning TS050 Hybrid, producing a claimed 735kW (986hp) of power for the road-car. Further details about the 20+ road-going examples have not been made available, but it seems to be based off of Toyota’s current Le Mans racer and will likely act as a rival car to the likes of the Aston Martin Valkyrie and Mercedes-AMG ONE.

Toyota has previously released teaser images of an upcoming LMP car, and it still seems to be in early stages of development, so we hope this lives up to our expectations when it’s released in the future.

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