Toyota readies a 735kW supercar for the road

Le Mans, France-  Toyota is very clear they will be building their brand in the competitive market of super-cars, to challenge the likes of Lamborghini, Ferrari and Aston Martin.

They have revealed their t GR Super Sport concept it is based on the Le Mans-winning TS050 Hybrid LMP1 car and is powered by a combination of a 2.4-litre V6 petrol engine and an electric motor for a whopping total output of 735kW. Toyota has dominated the Le Man race last week by winning first and second place.

Le Mans Gazoo Racing Company president Shigeki Tomoyama said, “At some point in the near future, customers will have a chance to get behind the wheel of this incredible machine and experience its astonishing power and driving performance.”

It is an exciting time for Toyota as it is ready to take a new direction with a new generation of of Supra Sports coupe which has been developed in partnership with BMW.

It is still unknown what the GR Super Sport car will be called and the automaker decided to keep that big reveal to themselves.

Tomoyama did say that competing in endurance motor races has influenced the automaker, he said, “Competing in the World Endurance Championship – one of the most demanding motorsports series – and racing at Le Mans – one of the most iconic races – helps us to advance the development of our world-leading hybrid electric technology and enables us to transfer the knowledge we gain into our production cars.”

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