The Toyota GR Super Sport could have more than 1,000 horsepower


The Toyota hypercar named GR Super Sport could arrive on public roads with a power of more than 1000 horsepower.

Toyota has been developing the GR Super Sport since the marque announced its intention to join the new Le Mans Hypercar class in 2018. Originally, cars competing in this category had to spawn a production variant to meet homologation requirements and although this condition has since been dropped, Toyota continues to develop its production hypercar.

The race car named GR010 hides a 3.0-liter hybrid V6 whose power is capped at 670 horsepower to meet racing regulations. In comparison, the road GR Super Sport will use a variant of the 2.4-liter twin-turbo V6 that was used in the already award-winning TS050 hybrid prototype at Le Mans. This engine would produce at least 1000 horsepower and will have two electric motors. But our colleagues at Autocar say that Toyota is studying the possibility of adding a third electric motor to develop even more power.

More than 20 copies?

From an aesthetic point of view, the GR Super Sport will strongly resemble the GR010 hybrid race car. Toyota has already presented a camouflaged prototype of the hypercar last year. However, while this prototype was in Targa configuration, the production model will be a coupe with a fixed hardtop. A recent patent filing tells us what this roof, whose aerodynamics have been the subject of a lot of development work, could look like.

When the production model was first confirmed, Toyota indicated that they would produce at least 20 examples of the GR Super Sport to meet homologation requirements. However, it is speculated that the automaker could increase production due to the investment made and the need to have a high-performance car as a showcase.

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