Over the weekend, Toyota’s Gazoo Racing team finished first and second in the LMP1 classification at the 24 hours of Le Mans in France with Toyota TS050 Hybrid race cars. This is perfect timing as Toyota announced that they want to make a version of their Le Mans race car into a super hypercar that you can actually drive. Toyota wants to make the GR Super Sport concept a production car.
The GR Super Sport will be built on the THS-R hybrid system that the Toyota TS050 Hybrid LMP1 racer uses. Power will be supplied by a 2.4-liter twin-turbo, direct injection V-6 engine will fuel the rear wheels and two electric motors will juice the front axle. Combined, the hypercar’s hybrid system will provide 1,000 horsepower. Each wheel will have a motor generator unit that charges the vehicle’s lithium-ion battery. The tires are more than 13 inches wide to grip the road.
“Gazoo Racing Company has started developing a next-generation super sports car, which will use hybrid technology developed through the World Endurance Championship,” said Gazoo president Shigeki Tomoyama. “The GR is the starting point for Toyota’s completely new challenge to develop sports cars from active race cars.” You would literally be driving a street-legal race car. Yes!