Presenting the $1 Million Toyota GR Super Sport
Seven-digit figure for a car that’s fictional for now!by Sidd Dhimaan, on
There seems to be some sort of a trend, wherein automakers are using their expertise and experience from the motorsport industry to build street-legal hypercars. First, it was the Mercedes-AMG Project One and the Aston Martin Valkyrie, and now we have the Toyota GR Super Sport. While the former two was derived from Formula 1 knowledge, Toyota will build the GR using its FIA World Endurance Championship experience. However, it’s the seven-figure price tag that caught our attention. Is this for real?
What’s All The Hype About?
The automaker promises that customers will be able to buy it at some point
Earlier this year, the Japanese giant unveiled the GR Super Sport Concept, which is inspired by Toyota’s TS050 racing car, at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. There is no confirmation on the timeline, and in fact, there was no official confirmation made about it as well! Speaking to Motoring, Toyota Australia’s spokesman, Orlando Rodriguez, said “We don’t even know when cars will be available, what markets they will go to and where they will be road registerable and where they won’t. Toyota has simply signified the strong intent to make this a road car. So instead of having just two racing cars that go to Le Mans, it’s going to be a productionized model.”
Still, the automaker promises that customers will be able to buy it at some point, but “it will be some time before you all have the opportunity to get behind the wheel.” When asked if the GR Super Sport will demand a million dollars, Rodriguez said, “It’s probably at that hypercar sort of level.” “Pricing? It’s going to be at that level.”
Even before the car made it to the production line, it has made it to the headlines for the exorbitant pricing. Since the official specs aren’t out, here are the details of the GR Super Sport Concept - A 2.4-liter, twin-turbo V-6 hybrid engine that produces a combined output of 986 horses. We can expect these figures to be carried to the production car as well. When launched, will this hypercar actually have buyers? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.
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