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The Toyota GR HV Sports Concept is now being shown off at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show. This is a special two-door hybrid sports car from Toyota inspired by the TS050 LMP1 Le Mans and especially, features a peculiar automated-manual gearbox.
Toyota GR HV Sports Concept
In respect of the outside, the new concept almost borrows the front fascia of the Le Mans race car with vertical LED head lamps and a low-slung grille. In addition to that, a more muscular hood and exclusive alloy wheels with flared wheel arches are also present to evenly match the sporty and robust design.
This is a special two-door hybrid sports car from Toyota inspired by the TS050 LMP1 Le Mans
The new concept almost borrows the front fascia of the Le Mans race car
The interior, in the meantime, is quite sedated with only essential things. In the main, covering the whole of the cabin is a black trim highlighted by red accents.
The interior is quite sedated
Concerning the hardware, the Toyota GR HV Sports Concept comes exclusively with an automated-manual transmission, more specifically, a manual-style 6-speed automatic which permits you to shift the gearbox like the way you do in a manual vehicle. Also, don’t skip the push-start button ignition on the shift knob.
The Toyota GR HV Sports Concept relies on a THS-R powertrain
Mechanically, the Toyota GR HV Sports Concept relies on a THS-R (Toyota Hybrid System-Racing) powerplant. What’s more, it will likely inherit hybrid technology from the Le Mans, according to car news from Toyota.
It’s unclear whether a production model will be in the pipeline. Just wait and see for further details.
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