Toyota officially launched a new sporty sub-brand, the GR Sport Series, in Japan. Built in partnership with Gazoo Racing, Toyota’s motorsports division, the GR Sport Series is supposed to inject a much-needed dose of fun into Toyota’s mostly dull lineup. But at next year’s Tokyo Auto Salon, we’ll get to see something much more exciting than the GR-tuned Yaris GRMN.
Toyota released a teaser image showing what looks like a Le Mans prototype race car. Toyota calls it the GR Super Sport Concept, and the short press release that accompanied the image suggests that this isn’t the brand’s next LMP car. Instead, it appears to be an LMP-inspired street car.
Details are extremely scarce at the moment, but by calling the GR Super Sport Concept “a concept car [that] originate[d] from participation in the WEC,” Toyota makes it sound like this Le Mans-inspired concept is something other than an actual race car. The next line explains that it’s meant to be “one example of how technological feedback acquired through motorsports activities is incorporated.”