Toyota Confirms It’s Building a 986 Bhp Hypercar

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Toyota’s latest reveal features a state-of-the-art hypercar, which is being made to compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans race. The Japanese automaker will launch their hypercar series in 2020., a marketplace for selling car, has compiled this guide to help you learn everything you need to know about this unique hypercar!

The test version will be powered by a 986 hp twin-turbocharged V 6 hybrid powertrain, but the limit set by WEC is 750 hp and 2,425 pounds. The GR Super Sport borrows its powertrain from the former second-time victor of the 24 Hours of Le Mans race: the TS050 hybrid race vehicle. 

The GR Super Sport has not been shy in taking inspiration from its companions, particularly the TS050. Not only does it borrow the mounted central fin and cockpit window size, but also has a greenhouse that sees a closely positioned wing. The headlight design, however, is unique. 

Looking back on Toyota’s race car design history, its last Le Mans’ specimen was the 1998 TS020 GT One. Complete with a 600 hp 3.6-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine and a six-speed transmission, the TS020 GT One had a higher ride, lower wing and had amenities such as climate settings. The TS020 GT One, however, built only two models, one of which is in Japan and the other in Germany. 

Avid fans can look for signs of production, an ordeal that will take two full years, to commence early next year well before the 24 Hours of Le Mans race.

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