development of ToyotaAccording to reports, the planned GR Super Sport has been shelved after a serious accident occurred during prototype testing.
- Toyota cancels supercars, but Le Mans racing is still in progress
- It is the certified version of GR010 racing car
- It will use a 1000-horsepower, twin-turbocharged, hybrid V6 engine
Toyota GR Super Sport: Why cut it off?
According to reports, the test mule of the 1,000-horsepower hybrid supercar caught fire and was severely damaged during a test at Fuji Speedway in Japan last month.
According to Japanese media reports, the road bike plan has been completely cancelled, despite the development Toyota GR010 Le Mans supercar It should not be affected.
Toyota GR Super Sport: What is it?
The rear-wheel drive, two-seater GR Super Sport was released in 2018 when Le Mans FIA World Endurance Championship regulations required manufacturers to place racers on cars that were legally on the road.
The new rules eliminate Toyota’s need to produce GR Super Sport for certification reasons, but the company promised to produce this car as a limited edition halo model, so GR010’s preparation for the famous endurance race should not be affected.
Toyota GR Super Sport: Powertrain
According to the plan, the GR Super Sport will be powered by a road modified version of the electric 2.4-liter twin-turbocharged V6 of the current TS050 Hybrid race car.
Toyota did not elaborate on how the hybrid system of this road car works, nor did it specify how many electric motors it is equipped with. It just revealed the planned output of 1,000 horsepower, which is the same as the GR010 Le Mans race car on which it is based. Match.
Other details are also kept secret, including pricing information and production quantities, but the car will be sold as a two-door coupe, possibly with an unconventional canopy-style open roof.
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