The car has been unveiled at the Frankfurt motor show
The Toyota Yaris Hybrid-R has a power output of 414bhp
Toyota is reportedly considering entering the Hybrid-R into a race series
The hybrid features four-wheel drive
The engine powers the front wheels, while the motors power the rears
A super-capacitor developed for the Toyota TS030 Hybrid Le Mans car is used to store energy
It can store power at a higher density and faster than the metal-hydride battery used in the Yaris hybrid
The capacitor can provide a 119bhp burst of power for up to ten seconds
A third motor is used as a generator to power the capacitor
The motor arrangement means it is possible to vary torque between the rear wheels
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Petrol power comes from a 1.6-litre four-cylinder direct injection combustion engine
The latest pictures were taken at the Spa race circuit
Toyota's signature hybrid blue is used throughout
An aggressive bodykit distances the R from standard Yaris Hybrid models
This original sketch was released previously, pointing the way for the Hybrid-R's styling
A 1.6-litre racing engine powers the combustion side of the car
It is joined by two electric motors on the rear wheels
A third electric motor manages power delivery and torque to aid cornering
The car is powered by a combination of a 1.6-litre four-cylinder direct injection combustion engine and two electric motors attached to each of the rear wheels - effectively giving the Hybrid-R electric all-wheel drive. Combined, the power output of the Hybrid-R is 414bhp.
A super-capacitor, originally developed for use on Toyota's TS030 Hybrid Le Mans car, is used to store energy. Toyota says the super-capacitor can store power at a higher density and faster than the metal-hydride battery used in the standard Yaris hybrid.
The super-capacitor can also release burst of maximum power, either for ten seconds per charge under normal road conditions, or five seconds per charge on track. In track mode, that burst is equal to 119bhp.
A third 60bhp electric motor is also used as a generator to feed power to the super-capacitor and also to manage power delivery to the electric motors on each wheel; effectively working as an electric traction control system.
Torque distribution between the two rear wheels is also electronically altered depending on load to improve cornering.
Toyota hasn't ruled out using the Yaris Hybrid-R in motorsport, saying that its configuration makes it suitable for use 'in a number of different racing categories.'
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