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Toyota Unveils The GR Super Sport Concept

Toyota presents the GR Super Sport concept at Tokyo Auto Salon 2018

Named after the firm's Gazoo Racing team, the GR Super Sport Concept bears a clear resemblance to Toyota's TS050, reports Auto Express, and is powered by the same 2.4-litre twin-turbo hybrid V6 engine that took last year's race vehicle to a record-breaking lap around the Le Mans 24 Hours circuit. However, Toyota is arguing that it has clear implications for its production cars.

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Featuring the same 2.4-liter twin-turbo V6 engine from the Toyota TS050 Hybrid, the Super Sport Concept delivers nearly 1,000 combined horsepower between its internal combustion and electric motors. Acceleration figures haven't been mentioned but as you can imagine, it's not going to be slow.

Mr Tomoyama compared the GR Super Sport Concept with Toyota's e-Palette Concept, a new shared mobility model for communities, unveiled at this month's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

With its high-efficiency electric-vehicle system and lean-burn engine, this next-generation super sports auto is set to deliver ultimate power and environmental performance as part of Toyota's plan to develop sports cars from active race cars.

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While that's the job of the Toyota Gazoo Racing team and its TS050 Hybrid race cars, the company has always claimed it is using lessons learned in racing to develop better cars - especially performance cars.

"More than 100 years have passed since the birth of the automobile", Toyota president Akio Toyoda was quoted as saying in the car's announcement.

So although this insane concept won't be hitting showrooms any time soon, it appears Toyota might be planning to launch a supercar of some kind in the near future.

Under the bodywork is a twin-turbocharged direct injection 2.4-liter V6.

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