As early as September, Toyota introduced the GR Series sports car series in Japan, including the entry-level GR Sport, mid-level GR and top GRMN three systems. About a month later it took part in the Tokyo Motor Show based on the GR HV, an 86-based under-concept car that was influenced by the company’s LMP1 car. Fast forward today, Toyota now offers the first glimpse of a more core GR super sports through Gazoo Racing, while another concept was born at the World Endurance Championship acquired expertise.
Now, we can only see the faint tease (see the above revision), showing a somewhat similar outline of the TS050 hybrid car, will also be displayed at the Tokyo Auto Salon 2018. Toyota is not very generous about the details at this point, but mentions that the concept originated in the WEC and states “How to Get Technical Feedback Through Racing.” In a Tweet released a few minutes earlier, Toyota said the concept illustrates “New Hampshire 24 hours-endurance 2018” “so we’ll see it in May next year.”
In addition to the GR Super Sport and TS050 hybrids, Toyota will also showcase the Yaris WRC and road models, including the 86 GR and the turbocharged Vitz GRMN hot hatchback sold in Europe as Yaris GRMN. All cars will participate in the Nurburgring 24 hour race.