Toyota GR HV Sports

Toyota GR HV Sports

Toyota to Unveil GR HV SPORTS concept at Tokyo Motor Show 2017

 

Presenting a new way of enjoying cars:

Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) is set to unveil the GR HV SPORTS concept car at its worldwide premiere at the 45th Tokyo Motor Show 2017. Toyota’s newly founded GR sports car range of production models will be joined by a show car in Tokyo where the GR HV Sports concept will receive its public debut. A two-seater performance car with a front-mounted engine driving the rear wheels, the targa-roofed model takes after the TS050 Hybrid race car when it comes to the design. GR HV Sports concept, promises sports car fun and the best of environment-friendliness. The design is patterned after Toyota Gazoo Racing's TS050 Hybrid endurance car, while the Targa top harks back to the Toyota Sports 800 and the Supra.

The most obvious connection between the two is at the front where the concept has rather unusual headlights with stacks of LED clusters: two horizontal units sitting on top of three vertical ones, just like they do on the LMP1 endurance racer. The concept is powered by Toyota Hybrid System-Racing, infused with hybrid tech refined by the aforementioned race car. While it's an automatic, we can switch to manual mode with the push of a button and choose one of six gears through the H-pattern shifter in the middle-just like a regular manual. The hybrid battery is mounted near the center of the car for better weight distribution. The ignition switch, meanwhile, is hidden under a little tab on the shift knob.

 

 

Main Features

  1. The design is reminiscent of TOYOTA GAZOO Racing's TS050 Hybrid racing car that competes in the World Endurance Championship (WEC).
  2. Features a Targa top that was also used for Toyota's legendary convertible sports cars, the Toyota Sports 800 (a.k.a. Yotahachi) and the Supra.
  3. Powered by THS-R (Toyota Hybrid System-Racing) that is infused with hybrid technology refined by the TS050 Hybrid.

 

 

Exterior Design:

While completely embodying functionality as a genuine sports car, the GR HV SPORTS concept features LED headlights, aluminium wheels, and a rear diffuser similar to the TS050 Hybrid. The design evokes Toyota's bond with motorsports. The matte black body color expresses power and aggressiveness. The GR HV Sports concept features LED headlights, aluminium wheels, and a rear diffuser similar to the TS050 Hybrid. The design evokes Toyota’s bond with motor-sports. The matte black body colour expresses power and a purposeful stance.

 

 

Interior Design:

 

A selection switch to choose the automatic gear position is located in the center cluster to achieve a racing car-like ambience. The push button ignition switch is playfully located on the shift knob.

 

 

Enjoyment of Control:

 

Drivers can delight in the performance of THS-R in a genuine sports car while experiencing a sense of freedom thanks to the targa top. Switching to manual mode is possible with the single press of a button, and 6-speed manual-style driving with H-pattern shifting can be enjoyed (the car is an automatic). The hybrid battery is mounted near the center of vehicle. Installing the heavy battery in the center contributes to improved performance as a sports car.

 

 

 

Main Specifications:

 

  • Name Length(mm): GR HV SPORTS concept
  • Width(mm): 1,805
  • Height(mm): 1,280
  • Driveline: Front engine, rear-wheel-drive
  • Seating(occupants): 2

 

 

Source: http://newsroom.toyota.co.jp/en/detail/19001900/ 

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