Unbeknownst to average consumers, Toyota automakers also produce race cars. Not only that, but the brand is coming off a victory at the 24 Hour of Le Mans sports car race, becoming the only second Japanese brand to ever do so. The automaker has now confirmed that it is working on a civilian vehicle that will adopt specs from the 2018 Toyota TSO50 Hybrid race car. Such a vehicle is currently only a concept but has been dubbed the “hypercar.”
The hypercar will also have components taken from the 2018 Toyota GR Super Sport concept that made its debut in early 2018. The concept, by the way, would have 986 hp, made possible thanks to the 2.4-liter V6 engine with electric assist.
A hypercar of this magnitude will likely be a limited-time-only car. No further detail has been released for the time being, though the company did hint at a 2021 release date.
For some back information, the 24 Hour Le Mans is an endurance sports race and part of the FIA World Endurance Championship. The Toyota brand enters the race every year.
With this in mind, you can bet that the hypercar will have superb endurance that fuses the latest in hybrid technology. Speaking of hybrid technology, models like the 2018 Toyota Highlander and 2018 Toyota RAV4 are also now available in a hybrid and utilize similar fuel-saving tech as the Toyota GR Super Sport.
Go to The Drive to learn more about the hypercar and see a few concept renderings.
Come by Toyota Chula Vista to see new Toyota models near San Diego, CA. The 2019 inventory is starting to trickle in. We even still have a limited number of 2017 vehicles, which must go as we clear room in our inventory.