Specifications of 2018 Toyota GR HV Sports Concept shows that next Tokyo Auto Show will be interested in many things, but some of them will move the boundaries of technology and design. You may recognize the shape and design of the old and famous sporty cars, but that will be only in details, while important things about the engine performances and design are completely different. As the new model from Toyota looks like Toyota GT86, or like highly popular sports car Lamborghini Reventon, it still has many differences from those cars. But, the most interesting thing is changes in equipment and engine performances, never seen on cars by now, which will make cars in the future different from the cars we know now.
Before everything, there are fans of Ceica that speculate that this will be new generation of Celica, but we do not think so, this will be new sports car from Toyota, although it has parts of few know models from Toyota.
There are many details in 2018 Toyota GR HV Sports Concept already seen on sports cars and surely familiar to sports cars’ fans. Besides from the Le Mans cars and Mirai, there are similarities with MK1, MK2 and MR2, and maybe the most with Toyota Supra. But, every similarity with those models is accidental, since this car is unique and has many novelties. The front end has large LED three-part lights and wide air intake on the bottom of the bumper. The rear end, even though similar to the LMP1 race cars is rounded and soft, with modern rear lights. Having special Targa roof, the car can open the cabin in the middle.
The only information we have about the cabin of 2018 Toyota GR HV Sports Concept so far is that it will be the small boxy sporty cabin and nothing more. We should wait to see how it will really look like.
Even though some specialists said that the sporty car as 2018 Toyota GR HV Sports Concept should have strong, 1,000 horsepower engine, it will not happen with this model. The size of the car shows that it simply cannot carry that size of the engine. It is more likely that it will get 1.8-liter petrol engine in combination with a hybrid unit. But, do not worry about the strength and performances of the hybrid engine, as the manufacturer promised better performances, instead of fuel economy and low CO2 emission we usually expect from hybrid engines. As a hybrid engine is in the middle of the car and petrol unit on the front, the car has much more speed in rear wheels. Besides that, the engine will have both manual and automatic six-speed transmission, with the option of switching them with the button placed in the cabin.
2018 Toyota GR HV Sports Release Date and Price
All information about 2018 Toyota GR HV Sports Concept will be seen on next Tokyo Auto Show in October.