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    Toyota GR Super Sport hypercar

    Toyota GR Super Sport hypercar
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    VIKNESH VIJAYENTHIRAN,
    21/9/2020


    Toyota on Saturday rolled out a prototype for its new GR Super Sport hypercar ahead of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, which the Japanese automaker won for the third-consecutive year.

    The prototype completed an exhibition lap of the French classic's Circuit de la Sarthe, with ex-Formula One driver and current Toyota tester Alex Wurz behind the wheel.
    Yes, the manufacturer best known for its vanilla sedans and crossovers is developing a hypercar. It was previewed in 2018 with a concept and is a homologation special required for the new Le Mans Hypercar (LMH) class of the World Endurance Championship, whose first season is 2021. Other manufacturers preparing hypercars for the class include Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus and Peugeot.

    Toyota is developing the racing version alongside the road car. The latest regulations for LMH race cars call for hybrid powertrains with a maximum output of 670 horsepower and a minimum weight of 1,030 kilograms (approximately 2,270 pounds). The electric component of the powertrain needs to be a motor-generator mounted at the front axle, rated at a maximum 268 horsepower.
    A minimum of 25 road cars equipped with the same powertrain must be produced by the second year of competition. And for following years, that number is expected to be bumped higher. It's possible the road cars will be even more powerful than the race cars, since 670 hp no longer cuts it as far as hypercars are concerned.

    In the original GR Super Sport concept, there was a 2.4-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 and electric motor-generator good for a combined 986 hp. At its unveiling, Toyota said the concept was composed of mostly the same main parts as the TS050 Hybrid race car designed for WEC's LMP1 class; for example, the internal carbon-fiber structure was an almost exact copy of the structure in the race car.






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    Re: Toyota GR Super Sport hypercar

    Man, this is a new era of F1 (McLaren F1) coming. I hope Ford and GM enter the fray.. mess up this party

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    Re: Toyota GR Super Sport hypercar

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    Man, this is a new era of F1 (McLaren F1) coming. I hope Ford and GM enter the fray.. mess up this party
    Doubt it...this is lightweight race car modified for road. Don't expect to see anything like that from Ford or GM on street.

    It will probably run circles on track around anything that started the life as a road car.

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    Re: Toyota GR Super Sport hypercar

    Quote Originally Posted by asrapid1 View Post
    Doubt it...this is lightweight race car modified for road. Don't expect to see anything like that from Ford or GM on street.

    It will probably run circles on track around anything that started the life as a road car.
    Are you saying Cadillac will leave the prototype class?

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    Re: Toyota GR Super Sport hypercar

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    Are you saying Cadillac will leave the prototype class?
    How did you come to this conclusion?

    I said GM won't offer car like Toyota GR sport for road use. They can still (and probably will) compete in LMDh class (it doesn't need 25 road going versions, and chassis is allowed to be built by Dallara, Oreca etc)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by asrapid1 View Post
    Doubt it...this is lightweight race car modified for road. Don't expect to see anything like that from Ford or GM on street.

    It will probably run circles on track around anything that started the life as a road car.
    Are you saying Cadillac will leave the prototype class?
    Cadillac returned to the prototype class?

    By the way we haven’t seen the C8R yet, right?

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    Re: Toyota GR Super Sport hypercar

    Would love the DPI class compete at the supercar level.

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