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Old 09-21-2020, 01:32 PM   #29
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Im actually wondering if this will end up being considered the 3rd brother Toyota sports car.....
take this with a gain of salt, but supposedly this will be.

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GR SUPER SPORT MAKES DYNAMIC PUBLIC DEBUT AT LE MANS


The GR Super Sport hypercar returned to its spiritual home today to drive in public for the first time, as part of its ongoing development process, shortly before the start of the 88th Le Mans 24 Hours at the Circuit de la Sarthe.

Fittingly for a vehicle based on the two-time Le Mans-winning TS050 HYBRID race car, a customised GR Super Sport development model, customised as a convertible and in GR camouflage livery, completed a demonstration lap, before participating in the ceremony to return the Le Mans trophy for this year's race. The car was driven by Alex Wurz, the former TOYOTA GAZOO Racing driver.

Soon after the ceremony, this year's postponed Le Mans 24 Hours began with two TOYOTA GAZOO Racing TS050 HYBRIDs challenging to win the race for the third successive year. The TS050 HYBRID has created history at Le Mans since its debut in 2016, earning Toyota's first victory at La Sarthe as well as setting the fastest-ever lap and the current race lap record. Those performances are the inspiration for the GR Super Sport, a hypercar with race car pedigree and performance.

The GR Super Sport epitomises TOYOTA GAZOO Racing's commitment to use motorsport to make ever-better road cars for the enjoyment of customers, and it symbolises the ever-closer relationship between TOYOTA GAZOO Racing race and road car products.

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“It was an honour to drive this development version of the GR Super Sport for the first time in public, and especially at a circuit like Le Mans which is so closely connected to this car. The GR Super Sport was born at Le Mans so this felt like a homecoming. This was my first time to drive the car, so a demonstration lap doesn't allow me to push the limits but I could already feel that the GR Super Sport has the potential for incredible performance. I could feel the similarities between the GR Super Sport and the TS050 HYBRID in terms of performance, particularly the four-wheel drive and the hybrid system. But the engineers tell me this was only a small taste of the GR Super Sport's true performance so I am super excited to drive it again one day in the near future.”
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And by the way, Toyota won, again

Here’s your yearly reminder that Toyota is building a hypercar. Just like it did in last year’s running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Toyota has provided us a preview of the GR Super Sport.

This car will run in the hypercar class in the World Endurance Championship, but the regulations require that anyone who enters will also need to produce a minimum of 20 road cars based on the race car. Toyota says the car we’re looking at in photos here is a GR Super Sport development car that is customized as a convertible and wearing the now-recognizable GR camouflage. Remember the same camo on the GR Supra a couple years ago?

Details are scarce on the ground concerning the road car version headed our way, but here’s what Toyota said about it: “The GR Super Sport epitomizes Toyota Gazoo Racing's commitment to use motorsport to make ever-better road cars for the enjoyment of customers, and it symbolizes the ever-closer relationship between Toyota Gazoo Racing race and road car products.”

From what we’ve witnessed so far, more GR in Toyota road car products is a very good thing. The GR Yaris (that isn’t coming here) is a great example of what Toyota is capable of doing when it harnesses its engineering might. As for this car, it’s likely going to have near (or over) four-digit horsepower and a price tag that’ll buy you many lifetimes of Camrys. Its relation to the now three-time-Le-Mans-winning TS050 Hybrid should help it immensely. And in case you missed it, Toyota just happened to win Le Mans again last weekend.







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take this with a gain of salt, but supposedly this will be.

Toyotaghini! That would be very cool!
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take this with a gain of salt, but supposedly this will be.

Is that related to the rumor (or rather the statement) that Toyota would like to team up with Porsche to revive the MR2?
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Toyotaghini! That would be very cool!
some crazy rumors is that this will replace the Supra. like how the C8 finally went mid engine.

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Is that related to the rumor (or rather the statement) that Toyota would like to team up with Porsche to revive the MR2?
i dont think so. a rough translation says Toyota turbo hybrid V6, $100k, and will be unveiled in late 2025.
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some crazy rumors is that this will replace the Supra. like how the C8 finally went mid engine.



i dont think so. a rough translation says Toyota turbo hybrid V6, $100k, and will be unveiled in late 2025.
I see MR2, 3L V6 and 2025 in there. That would mean a short production life for the MKV if it's going to replace it. Even though it's a cool render, it looks like a C8/Huracan and bigger then the MKV Supra. If Toyota is even ballsy enough to put this into production by themselves, that would be awesome. It would be a huge slap in the face for the Toyota/BMW Supra project too.
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I see MR2, 3L V6 and 2025 in there. That would mean a short production life for the MKV if it's going to replace it. Even though it's a cool render, it looks like a C8/Huracan and bigger then the MKV Supra. If Toyota is even ballsy enough to put this into production by themselves, that would be awesome. It would be a huge slap in the face for the Toyota/BMW Supra project too.
not short by BMW standards. past 3/4Zs only have a 6-7yr life cycle. agree, an in-house halo flagship would be nice. lol, i believe the whole Bimyota was just a stop gap cost cutting last attempt to give us a gasoline sports car before new regulations kicks in.
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What is that, a car for ants? Is that some small scale prototype? How is Toyota going to sell a high performance vehicle that can't even fit a driver with a helmet?
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if they can achieve that kind of wonderful engine noise for $30-40k, i'll be contacting a dealer to trade my brz in on a pre-order
I think this is talking about a potential 6-figure car
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I think this is talking about a potential 6-figure car
i'm a 7-figure max kind of guy.

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if they can achieve that kind of wonderful engine noise for $30-40k, i'll be contacting a dealer to trade my brz in on a pre-order
For 30-40k its doable! but then you need an actual car to put that glorious 30-40k engine in!
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