Toyota’s GR HV SPORTS concept comes in Automatic, and also a manual gear shifter

Toyota Motor Corporation is set to unveil the GR HV SPORTS concept car at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show at the end of the month which will combine the thrill of a sports car with the environmental friendliness of an eco car. This follows after the recent launch by Toyota Japan of the GR Sports car series.

Design inspiration is taken off the Toyota GAZOO Racing‘s TS050 Hybrid racing car, that competes in the World Endurance Championship (WEC). Similarly, like the TS050 Hybrid racing car, the GR HV SPORTS concept will also be powered by the Toyota Hybrid System Racing (THS-R).

It will feature a targa top previously found in Toyota’s legendary convertible sports car, the Toyota Sports 800 also known as Yotahachi and the infamous Toyota Supra. Highlights of its exterior include LED headlights, aluminium wheels and a rear diffuser before being doused with matte black body colour.

Essentially an automatic, control of the vehicles drive can be operated by the buttons positioned at the centre console for a motorsport-inspired vibe. If you feel like switching to a proper manual, the 6-speed “manual-style” driving with H-pattern shifting can be activated with a push of a button. Elsewhere the hybrid battery is mounted near the centre of the vehicle to achieve the best possible balance to provide the GR HV concept with the essential driving dynamics of a sports car.



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