Toyota GRMN Sports Hybrid Concept II
Toyota has unveiled an interesting vehicle – GRMN SPORTS HYBRID Concept II, which is a convertible mid-engined petrol-electric hybrid concept. The concept will take place at the 39th Nurburgring 24-hour endurance race, this weekend.
This is an updated version of a petrol-electric sports concept shown at Tokyo Auto Salon in 2010. The drivetrain includes petrol engine, rear-wheel drive motors and transmission.
Toyota launched the world's first mass-produced petrol-electric vehicle, the Prius, in 1997, and has long conducted active research on applying hybrid technologies to racing and sports cars. The GRMN SPORTS HYBRID Concept II is the next step in the evolution of these efforts.
GRMN SPORTS HYBRID Concept II
|Maximum output (bhp)||245|
|System||Maximum output (bhp)||295|
|Weight (kg)||1,500 or less|
|Vehicle layout||Mid-engined with front electric motor|
24 Hours Nürburgring Race Outline
|Name||39th ADAC Zurich 24h-Race 2011|
|Dates||June 23-26, 2011 (main competition runs from June 25 and 26)|
|Venue||Nürburgring (Nürburg, Ahrweiler, State of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany)|
1 A vehicle-development and motor-sports support program created by GAZOO, which also operates the GAZOO.com customer-participation portal site launched in 1998, "GAZOO mura" driving events and the "Drive Kingdom" large-scale test-drive events for the general public.
2 Stands for "Meister of Nürburgring", referring to Hiromu Naruse (1944-2010), a TMC test driver and chief of the GAZOO Racing team.