The 2020-2021 FIA World Endurance Championship season is getting a new hypercar class. Just saying “hypercar class” is enough to get me excited. After seeing Toyota’s entrant into the series, I’m even more excited.
Coming into the world soon is the Toyota GR Super Sport, a hypercar that will be competing in the new hypercar racing class. While developing the race car, Toyota is also said to be making a road-going version of the GR Super Sport. It’s expected to be powered by the same turbocharged 2.4-liter V6 engine as the TS050 LMP1 race car. However, it will also have a hybrid system backing up the V6, putting its power output to around 1,000 horsepower.
The best part about this car is that it’s not a pipe-dream. In fact, Toyota’s CEO, Akio Toyota, took the car out for a couple of laps at the Fuji Speedway. You can see the car in action in the video up above. There are also great shots of the GR Super Sport’s cabin that show off it’s race-ready design.
A release date or price of the street-legal Toyota GR Super Sport hasn’t been announced as of yet, but I wouldn’t be surprised to get that info before the year’s end.