Toyota Gazoo Racing has revealed the GR Super Sports Concept at the 2018 Tokyo Auto Salon. It showcases the developments made by Toyota with its TS050 LMP1 Hybrid WEC race car, the concept sets out to establish a connection between its motorsport activities and its road cars.
Toyota sanctioned the concept to demonstrate its race-developed hybrid technology and confirm its intention for this to filter down its new sports cars going forward. Speaking about the concept and future performance models set to emerge from the new Gazoo Racing sub-brand, such as the forthcoming Supra, President of Toyota Gazoo Racing, Shigeki Tomoyama said, ‘rather than developing production cars into sports cars, we aim to work out how to incorporate the know-how gained from racing and rallying into production cars. This is how sporting competition contributes to Toyota Gazoo Racing’s efforts to make ever-better cars.
‘I hope that the GR Super Sport Concept will give a taste of what we aim to achieve with our next generation sports cars.’ So far the new Gazoo brand has produced the Toyota Yaris GRMN for the UK market, but has big plans going forward to expand Toyota’s performance range.