Toyota recently confirmed it will race in the new hypercar class in the 2020/2021 World Endurance Championship alongside Aston Martin with its Valkyrie. Representing the Japanese automaker will be the GR Super Sport, first unveiled as a concept back in January last year. In a short clip released by Toyota Gazoo Racing, we can see the camouflaged GR Super Sport prototype sprinting at the at the Fuji Speedway in Japan, driven by Toyota CEO and President Akio Toyoda.
Toyota will first develop the GR Super Sport as a road-going hypercar and use that to form the basis of the WEC race car. The concept car announced last year utilises a mid-mounted 2.4-litre twin-turbo V6 in a hybrid system and generates a combined output of 986 hp. Similar power can be expected from the road-going version, but the race car can only output 750 hp maximum and weigh under 1100 kg under WEC rules.
Compared to the plain white concept last year, the prototype now seems to have a roof scoop but the top-exit dual exhaust is gone. We also have a glimpse of the race-focus interior with digital display and screen for rear camera. Watch the clip to see the GR Super Sport in full action.