All-new Hypercar class race car in the works with 986-hp hybrid V6 power
“As the automotive industry is approaching an era of big changes, we will continue our passion for making cars that are truly exciting. No matter how electronics and digital technology will continue to transform vehicles, we will make sure that our cars will not become just another commodity.”
Toyota finally overcame its 24 Hours of Le Mans jinx to notch a first victory in the French endurance race Sunday. Fernando Alonso’s talents proved decisive in the battle between the Japanese …
It’s not lost on anyone that in addition to being a race car, the production version of the GR Super Sport could also be a road car, given the fact that it will face racing versions of McLaren P1 in the WEC. Whether a road version will be produced is the question of the hour — Toyota hasn’t made it known one way or another — but such a machine could be a successor to the similarly exclusive (and pricey) Lexus LF-A that served as the brand’s halo car.
“We started this project because we believe that creating a super sports car that delivers the same appeal as the TS050 Hybrid greatly adds to Toyota’s involvement in WEC. And 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,” Tomoyama added.
The new WEC class will get going in 2020, with a number of manufacturers including Ferrari, Ford, Aston Martin and McLaren expected to field challengers.