Looks like Toyota and Gazoo Racing will be bringing more than just the Lexus LF-A to the Nurburgring 24-hour endurance race this week. In a surprising announcement, the Japanese automaker will also bring their new mid-engine convertible hybrid concept to Nurburgring, which they’ve christened as the GRMN Sports Hybrid Concept II.

An updated version of the first concept that was introduced at the 2010 Tokyo Auto Salon, the GRMN Sports Hybrid Concept II is an MR2-based hybrid concept that features plenty of styling cues from the fabled MR2 sports car. It was also designed in a far more aggressive detail befitting of its status as a new-age hybrid concept car.

In addition to the advanced convertible design language of the car, Toyota and GRMN (Gazoo Racing tuned by MN2) also improved on the car’s mid-engine sports-hybrid AWD system that now carries a 3.5-liter Type 2GR-FXE V6 engine that produces 249 horsepower to go with a front electric motor that bumps up the output to 299 horsepower.

So far, these are the only details we have of the new GRMN Sports Hybrid Concept II, but rest assured, we’ll have more details when the car makes its official debut at the 24 Hours of Nurburgring this weekend.

  • 2011 Toyota GRMN Sports Hybrid Concept II
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    3.5-liter Type 2GR-FXE V6 engine with electric motor
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    299 horsepower
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  (473) posted on 02.9.2012

Cool platform! This roadster is truly awesome with its red finished. The curves
are unique and eye catching. I cant wait to have it!

  (570) posted on 02.8.2012

It comes with a new look and unique exterior design. It looks very sexy and the overall bodywork is quite good and perfect.

  (777) posted on 02.1.2012

Those striking looks, it gives me the unexplainable desire of having this. It was not that bad of the power output of 299hp and almost a 300hp. I hope they could also produce more of this at other vibrant colors. 

  (473) posted on 01.26.2012

Great platform! I love the styling and the improved sports-hybrid system of this vehicle. However, I don’t trust electric cars like this one.

  (365) posted on 01.18.2012

Toyota has changed the peoples’ perception with their cars when they released this GRMN Sports Hybrid Concept II. The sports car features have the advanced styling and improved sports-hybrid system.

  (397) posted on 01.2.2012

The designed don’t look like a sports car for me, it maybe unique but in an ugly way, sorry to say Toyota I’m just telling my own opinion about this.

  (328) posted on 11.29.2011

It is really so unlike with the other concept vehicle which is truly a good-looking and fabulous on their appearance. I also don’t like the fact that it is an electric vehicle, very unreliable.

  (831) posted on 10.19.2011

It should be better if Toyota didn’t have any plan to put this one on the market because they are right that this concept is really looks so awful and lousy, and I don’t really believe at electric cars.

  (714) posted on 09.27.2011

This has a demanding looks, and very conceptualized features. Now this advanced design give more credit to Toyota GRMN Sports Hybrid. I agree it is very convertible designs very impressive.

  (570) posted on 09.12.2011

This is the first time I saw a convertible concept in Toyota’s collections. Might as well design another hybrid cars for the future.

  (300) posted on 09.6.2011

I agree on you ettore lombardi that is the most sporty vehicle of Toyota and to take note, it is a hybrid concept car which really impressed me a lot.

  (212) posted on 08.5.2011

Wow!I think this is the most sporty vehicle that was built by Toyota. The roadster version makes the car more aggressive, and the modified aerodynamic kit is quite good! 

  (541) posted on 08.5.2011

I don’t like the styling of the front, and I think its exterior is kind of bloat loaded. BTW, I bet the interior would be spacious since it uses the AWD platform. The hybrid concept has delivered an impressive power output! 

  (314) posted on 07.19.2011

This concept is different from others for hybrid is about the power performance. They made a sports car out of a hybrid concept. It is a pretty cool idea.

  (630) posted on 07.11.2011

This one is well built, and its performance is apparently good. This version is one of the best..

  (415) posted on 06.27.2011

This one is actually looking promising, especially with the way they have designed the body. As for the green aspect of this one, well it would be better to see it to decide.

  (570) posted on 06.24.2011

Well, its a good thing to know that Toyota is back in business and now, competing against Lexus. I’m sure they’ll give a good performance in the Nurburgring Track.

  (429) posted on 06.24.2011

Hey wait, isn’t Gazoo the one also doing the tune ups for the LF-A that Lexus would be entering. Well, considering that Toyota and Lexus are in the same company, that wouldn’t really matter.

  (384) posted on 06.24.2011

If this one actually makes a splash when they unveil it later, then we are pretty sure that they would take it to the production line. But we probably would have to wait for that one.

  (399) posted on 06.24.2011

The styling of this hybrid car seems different from their traditional look! hmm. It seems that Toyota will start to make a newer platform everytime and this would be a good production.

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