Toyota GRMN Sports Hybrid

June 23, 2011 at 9:40 am

The Japanese car maker is about to make a big return to the sportscar segment, with something that will be a lot like that you see here.

It’s called the GRMN SPORTS HYBRID Concept II and it’s an updated version of a petrol-electric sports concept shown at Tokyo Auto Salon in 2010. The vehicle features advanced styling and an improved sports-hybrid AWD system with the main power unit (petrol engine, rear-wheel drive motors and transmission) mid-mounted in conjunction with a front-wheel drive motor. On the paper then, it has a perfect recipe.

Toyota GRMN Sports Hybrid Toyota GRMN Sports Hybrid

Toyota will show the car to the public at the 39th Nürburgring 24-hour endurance race taking place this weekend.

Engine Type Petrol V6
Displacement (cc) 3,456
Maximum output (bhp) 245
System Maximum output (bhp) 295
Body Length (mm) 4,350
Width (mm) 1,890
Height (mm) 1,200
Wheelbase (mm) 2,575
Weight (kg) 1,500 or less
Vehicle layout Mid-engined with front electric motor
Tyres Front 225/40R19
Rear 255/35R19

24 Hours Nürburgring Race Outline

Name 39th ADAC Zurich 24h-Race 2011
Dates June 23-26, 2011 (main competition runs from June 25 and 26)
Venue Nürburgring (Nürburg, Ahrweiler, State of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany)