Toyota is due to reveal a new hypercar which adheres to the WEC’s regulations for 2021. Part of this regulation requires manufacturers to build at least 20 road going models as part of its homologation programme.
Previewed by the 2018 Toyota GR Super Sport Concept, the new hybrid hypercar’s specs, revealed by the brand’s official Twitter account, refer to the car that will compete in the World Endurance Championship which includes the 24 hours of Le Mans. Although the details of the engine have not been revealed, the car is confirmed to produce 500 kW from a hybrid powertrain which will be delivered to all four wheels.
— TOYOTA GAZOO Racing WEC (@Toyota_Hybrid) January 4, 2021
In contrast, the aforementioned concept detailed a 2,4-litre V6 sourced from the TS050 attached to a hybrid powertrain with a power output of 735 kW; a figure far higher than the WEC’s restriction.
The new hypercar will also keep things light with a claimed mass figure of 1 030 kg.
The official reveal for this car will take place on 15 January.