Toyota is creating a road-going model of its new GR010 Hybrid Le Mans Hypercar racer that gained upon its debut within the inaugural LMH race held on Might 1 at Belgium’s Spa-Francorchamps.
The highway automotive is referred to by Toyota because the GR Tremendous Sport, and a prototype was demonstrated eventually yr’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The highway automotive will debut subsequent yr, and Toyota will not promote it to simply anybody. There’s anticipated to be a vetting process, with homeowners of earlier uncommon Toyotas just like the 2000GT anticipated to be given choice.
Toyota hasn’t stated what number of GR Tremendous Sports activities it would construct, however the quantity is anticipated to be a mere handful.
Toyota GR010 Hybrid LMH race automotive on the 2021 6 Hours of Spa
The GR Tremendous Sport is definitely nearer in spec to the earlier TS050 Hybrid LMP1 race automotive—a extra excessive automotive than the brand new GR010 LMH racer. Toyota hasn’t confirmed the ultimate specs however a GR Super Sport concept rolled out in 2018 had a 2.4-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 on the rear and an electrical motor on the entrance that mixed to ship 986 hp. That is much like what you discover within the outdated TS050, however the brand new GR010 is restricted to 670 hp from a mixture of a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6 and single electrical motor.
Apparently, Autocar reported on Monday that its sources have recommended Toyota could dial output of the GR Tremendous Sport past 986 hp by utilizing a three-motor hybrid system. Presumably, such a setup would characteristic two electrical motors on the entrance and one on the rear working with the V-6. The same setup is discovered within the rival Mercedes-Benz AMG One, in addition to the Acura NSX.
Why the necessity for extra? The AMG One will pack over 1,100 hp and Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus is creating a road-going version of its own LMH racer packing 1,400 hp.
Toyota’s GR010 gained each the LMH class and general on the latest 6 Hours of Spa, which was the inaugural race for the brand new LMH class and the season opener for the 2021 World Endurance Championship. The one different automotive within the LMH class for the inaugural race was fielded by Alpine, although this was a grandfathered LMP1. Whereas the likes of Peugeot and Ferrari plan to enter the category finally, the one different constructor that can be a part of Toyota with an LMH automotive this yr is Glickenhaus with its 007.