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Toyota Shows Off Upcoming 1000hp GR Super Sport Hypercar Worth ₦1.2b

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Toyota reveals production version of its upcoming 986hp GR Super Sport hypercar.

It is based on the TS050 Hybrid race car that just won this years 24 Hours Of Le Mans.

It will take part in the hypercar class in the World Endurance Championship.

Regulations states that Toyota and other participants must build at least 20 road-going versions of their race cars.





The limited, road-going version will have a MSRP of ₦1.2billion. It will go up against the race-derived Mercedes-AMG’ ‘One’ hypercar.

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Ahead of its victory at the 88th edition of 24 Hours of Le Mans, Toyota Gazoo Racing has revealed the production version of its upcoming GR Super Sport Hypercar after years of hints and teases.

The supercar is based on the TS050 Hybrid race car that just won this years Le Mans — which is Toyota Gazoo Racing team’s third consecutive overall Le Mans 24 Hours victory.

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The customized convertible was driven by former Toyota Gazoo driver Alex Wurz during a demonstration lap around the Le Mans track ahead of last weekend’s race.

It will take part in the hypercar class in the World Endurance Championship. But regulations states that Toyota and other race participants must build at least 20 road-going versions of their racecars.

Toyota says the road-going, limited edition is meant to take racing engineering from the racetrack to the public road. It will have a MSRP of ₦1.2b, before shipping and clearing in Nigeria.

It will go up against the race-derived Mercedes-AMG’ ‘One’ hypercar, which also uses an engine taken directly from the Formula One project.

Powering it is mid-mounted, twin-turbocharged 2.4-liter direct-injection V-6 plus an electric motor.

This hybrid powertrain produces a maximum power output of 986hp, enabling it to accelerate from 0-62 mph in 2.5 seconds.

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toyota-shows-off-gr-super-sport-hypercar

But it’s unclear if this staggering power will be available for the road-going version, as Le Mans rules restricts the competition car’s power to 750bhp.

Last year, Toyota President, Akio Toyoda, well-known for being an avid racer, also tested the upcoming hypercar at Fuji Speedway.

No date has been confirmed for the arrival of the upcoming, re-engineered supercar; but report has it that the road-going version will be unveiled in 2023.





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