Earlier today, the FIA announced that models such as the Aston Martin Valkyrie and McLaren Senna will be allowed to race in competition form with the introduction of a new top class. Toyota's decision to show its hybrid concept, which looks close to the form that will be adopted by such models, therefore hints at intentions to be part of this new pack.
Autocar is awaiting comment from Toyota regarding its Le Mans showing, but it suggests both the engineering and design of the GR Super Sport foreshow what's to come with a future Le Mans model and a roadgoing equivalent.
First shown at the Tokyo Auto Salon, the concept is based on the company's World Endurance Championship prototype racer, the TS050 Hybrid. The concept features the same carbonfibre structure as the racing model and has a 2.4-litre V6 petrol engine with electric assistance behind its cockpit.