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      01-11-2018, 09:33 PM   #1
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Toyota GR Super Sport Concept

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Toyota on Friday presented a supercar concept with a design influenced by the hugely successful TS050 Hybrid Le Mans prototype that competes in the World Endurance Championship.

The concept, called the GR Super Sport, was shown for the first time at the 2018 Tokyo Auto Salon tuning fest, where Toyota also presented its latest performance offerings and race cars.

The GR Super Sport was the star, however. Toyota says it built the concept to show how the latest technologies developed for motorsports, namely the WEC, can be incorporated in something resembling a road car. The automaker boasts that the concept is composed of mostly the same main parts as the TS050 Hybrid; for example, the internal carbon fiber structure is an almost exact copy of the structure in the race car.

And Toyota isn't just talking philosophically. The automaker actually wants to add motorsports-honed technologies into future sports cars. You see, the GR in the name not only references Toyota's Gazoo Racing motorsports division but also the recently established GR performance sub-brand. There are rumors GR, which may end up being rebranded TRD for the United States, will be the brand under which Toyota sells its modern-day Supra. You’ll notice parts of the design of the GR Super Sport are common to the new Supra, albeit exaggerated. This can be seen particularly in the shape of the rear fenders and side windows.

Hopefully the parts of the powertrain will also be common to the Supra. A 2.4-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 is mounted behind the cabin and sends drive to the rear wheels. An electric motor-generator is connected to this engine and also drives the rear wheels. A second motor-generator sits up front, thus forming an all-wheel-drive system. The combined output of the concept is 986 horsepower.

“This is the starting point for Toyota's completely new challenge to develop sports cars from active race cars,” Gazoo Racing boss Shigeki Tomoyama said at the reveal. “Although it will be some time before you all have the opportunity to get behind the wheel, I hope that the GR Super Sport concept will give you a taste of what we aim to achieve with our next-generation sports cars.”

Among the other attractions on Toyota’s stand was the 2017 TS050 Hybrid, 2018 Yaris WRC rally car, 2018 Lexus LC endurance racer, and some of the offerings from the GR brand such as the 86 GR and Yaris GRMN. More of our coverage on the Tokyo Auto Salon can be found at our dedicated hub.








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      01-11-2018, 10:54 PM   #2
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The new president Akio Toyoda is INSANE, in a good way. He's making Toyota an interesting car company now...
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More pics... This car is a Carbon Fiber wet dream! More exciting to look than both Aston and Mercedes IMO.

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Some more photos from the unveiling via Carscoops.

http://www.carscoops.com/2018/01/toy...per-sport.html
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Toyota is pretty late to put something against GT-R more than 10 years past still Supra is not around.. and i hope they wont make the same mistake but pricing it like high end sports car.. it should in GT-R range..
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Toyota is pretty late to put something against GT-R more than 10 years past still Supra is not around.. and i hope they wont make the same mistake but pricing it like high end sports car.. it should in GT-R range..
Um dass racecar not gt.
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Um dass racecar not gt.
hehe i didnt say it is..
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Care factor would be higher if toyota actually released something exciting into production. They talk a big game but have offered nothing since 1998.
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Care factor would be higher if toyota actually released something exciting into production. They talk a big game but have offered nothing since 1998.
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They've brought/revived more compelling performance oriented vehicles to mass market in the last decade than quite a few other manufacturers. Yes the bulk of their offering is still boring appliances designed to appease the masses, but that is who they are. They're not McLaren. They're not Ferrari. Heck they're not even Vee Dub.

But at least they're not trading in their boring appliance soul to pretend to be sporty. They keep their sporty offerings confined to a niche and unadulterated by the boring masses. Unlike some other manufacturers trading in their sport sedan souls to be mass appliances.
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My dude, the Frs is more Subaru than Toyota and the new supra will be more bmw than Toyota and the lfa is like half a mill and there is less than a thousand in the world sooooooo.

Considering they used to have Toyota developed supras, mr2s and celicas, they currently only offer washers and dryers 20 years later.
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My dude, the Frs is more Subaru than Toyota and the new supra will be more bmw than Toyota and the lfa is like half a mill and there is less than a thousand in the world sooooooo.

Considering they used to have Toyota developed supras, mr2s and celicas, they currently only offer washers and dryers 20 years later.
So they shouldn't bother then? Pah. They want to build it, why not.
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Yeah, Toyota and Lexus have been much more aggressive recently. Hopefully this bodes well for the Supra and the GT86 successor.
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My dude, the Frs is more Subaru than Toyota and the new supra will be more bmw than Toyota and the lfa is like half a mill and there is less than a thousand in the world sooooooo.

Considering they used to have Toyota developed supras, mr2s and celicas, they currently only offer washers and dryers 20 years later.
The FRS is also a hilariously under-powered mememobile that gets walked by minivans.

Not feeling the look of this thing at all.
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My dude, the Frs is more Subaru than Toyota and the new supra will be more bmw than Toyota and the lfa is like half a mill and there is less than a thousand in the world sooooooo.

Considering they used to have Toyota developed supras, mr2s and celicas, they currently only offer washers and dryers 20 years later.
The FRS is also a hilariously under-powered mememobile that gets walked by minivans.

Not feeling the look of this thing at all.
You ever see a dyno chart of that motor!? Hilarious!
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You ever see a dyno chart of that motor!? Hilarious!
Isn't it something like 130 WTQ max?

I feel bad when riced up ones try to race me on the freeway home occasionally, even if they dropped 10k of mods in there, nothing short of an LS swap is going to make that car not a piece of shit
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You ever see a dyno chart of that motor!? Hilarious!
Isn't it something like 130 WTQ max?

I feel bad when riced up ones try to race me on the freeway home occasionally, even if they dropped 10k of mods in there, nothing short of an LS swap is going to make that car not a piece of shit
That might even be crank lol. But no, the actual plot of the curves is the funny part. Just google an image and you will laugh yourself to sleep.
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You ever see a dyno chart of that motor!? Hilarious!
Isn't it something like 130 WTQ max?

I feel bad when riced up ones try to race me on the freeway home occasionally, even if they dropped 10k of mods in there, nothing short of an LS swap is going to make that car not a piece of shit
That might even be crank lol. But no, the actual plot of the curves is the funny part. Just google an image and you will laugh yourself to sleep.
Test drove them a few times and asked to drive multiple cars, assuming something was wrong with them. The 4k torque drop is like reverse VTEC.
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Wow. They managed to take a race car and make it fugly. Quite an accomplishment! I love the tech (although, ahem, Acura beat them to market by a couple of years) but they really need to hire some designers.
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