Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) is set to unveil the GR HV SPORTS concept car at its worldwide premiere at the 45th Tokyo Motor Show 2017, taking place from October 25 through November 5 at Tokyo Big Sight. The GR HV SPORTS concept is powered by Toyota’s Hybrid System-Racing system refined by the TS050 Hybrid.
The concept car features a targa top which was also used by Toyota’s legendary convertible sports cars, the Toyota Sports 800 (a.k.a. Yotahachi) and the Supra. It features LED headlights, aluminium wheels and a rear diffuser all covered in matte black.
It gets interesting on the inside because what is meant to be an automatic car with an auto gearbox, with a flip of a switch you get to enjoy the 6-speed manual H-pattern gear shifts. Talk about being extremely cool!
The car’s battery is located in the centre in order to maximise the weight distribution closer to the centre to enable better handling and stability.