/Toyota GRMN Concept II Hybrid Sportscar

Toyota GRMN Concept II Hybrid Sportscar

Toyota GRMN Concept II 1 at Toyota GRMN Concept II Hybrid Sportscar

The GRMN II is Toyota’s latest hybrid concept, although it looks like it belongs to the previous century. It’s somehow not sleek enough for a modern concept!

The interior for instance looks pretty old. On the whole though, it looks good and fancy, the GRMN (GAZOO Racing1 tuned by MN2) could be the base for a new MR2. This hybrid sportscar is powered by a mid-mounted gasoline-electric drivetrain and features AWD system. You get 245 hp from the petrol unit and some 50 hp form the electric motor that feeds the front wheels.

Toyota has been working on a sporty hybrid car like this for a few years. They’ve even revealed a prototype at last year’s Tokyo motor show. So it eventually will result in a production hybrid sportscar, but the looks and the specs are yet to be decided.

Toyota will be showing the GRMN II to the public at the Nurburgring 24 hours this weekend, and then at the Goodwood FoS in July.

Toyota GRMN Concept II 2 at Toyota GRMN Concept II Hybrid Sportscar
Toyota GRMN Concept II 3 at Toyota GRMN Concept II Hybrid Sportscar
Toyota GRMN Concept II 4 at Toyota GRMN Concept II Hybrid Sportscar
Toyota GRMN Concept II 5 at Toyota GRMN Concept II Hybrid Sportscar

1 A vehicle-development and motor-sports support program created by GAZOO, which also operates the GAZOO.com customer-participation portal site launched in 1998, “GAZOO mura” driving events and the “Drive Kingdom” large-scale test-drive events for the general public.

2 Stands for “Meister of Nürburgring”, referring to Hiromu Naruse (1944-2010), a TMC test driver and chief of the GAZOO Racing team.

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
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