After the high of their win at 24h LeMans, Toyota’s performance division this month announced the production of a “super sports car” for the upcoming hypercar class in the World Endurance Championship, with a hybrid powertrain and eye-popping 986 hp. However, it will not just be an exclusive car for races; the company is planning to bring a road-legal version of GR Super Sport as well.
The GR Super Sport is likely to feature a version of 2.4-liter biturbo V-6 along with the Toyota’s racing hybrid powertrain system that was used by the TS050 Hybrid that won Le Mans.
Shigeki Tomoyama, president of Toyota’s Gazoo Racing subsidiary said in a statement,
“Competing in the World Endurance Championship … and racing at Le Mans … 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,”
Tomoyama further said,
“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.”
The road version of the GR Super Sport looks like will be the successor to the super exclusive Lexus LFA. The GR Super Sport will face cars like McLaren P1 in World Endurance Championship.