Toyota presents the GR Super Sport concept at Tokyo Auto Salon 2018

Toyota presents the GR Super Sport concept at Tokyo Auto Salon 2018

That, ladies and gentlemen, is where the GR Super Sport Concept comes into play. Put some decals on it, and you'd swear it was a racing vehicle. It was developed by Toyota's Gazoo Racing division, and draws plenty of inspiration from the TS050 Hybrid World Endurance Championship race auto. Just unveiled at the Tokyo Auto Salon, it incorporates hybrid technology honed through participation in the FIA WEC - Toyota says it's composed of mostly the same main parts as the TS050 Hybrid race vehicle.

The GR Supersport concept draws inspiration from Toyota's LMP1 and you can see the exterior which resembles the LMP1 vehicle. Even the taillights come in the same motif which makes it look sleek and futuristic.

This concept gets most of its design flair from their LMP1 vehicle, the TS050 hybrid. Powering the GR Super Sport is a twin-turbocharged 2.4-litre V6 hybrid motor that makes a combined output of 999bhp. In terms of design, a race auto for the road is sure to raise a few comments, but the GR Super Sport does look ready to stick to the ground like glue given the extreme aerodynamic efficiency. In fact, most of the main parts used in building the GR Super Sport Concept was sourced from the TS050 racecar.

Whether the vehicle teased in this solitary photo is the same as the long-awaited Supra co-developed with BMW is yet to be seen, but Toyota says the new GR Super Sport Concept "reveals the direction for next-generation sports cars". "Although it will be some time before you all have the opportunity to get behind the wheel, I hope that the GR Super Sport Concept will give you a taste of what we aim to achieve with our next-generation sports cars", added Shigeki Tomoyama, Gazoo Racing Company president.

Toyota Gazoo Racing aims to refine its cars and people toward the goal of making ever-better cars through participation in motorsport activities, including global and national races and rallies.