Another reason Toyota might have farmed out the production of the A90 Supra is that it might be coming out with another supercar that will blow the Supra, 2000GT, and Lexus LFA out of the water. Reportedly, Toyota is planning to put the Gazoo Racing Super Sport Concept into limited production, and the price tag could be anywhere from $1.80 to $2.75 million USD.
The August 26 issue of Japan’s Best Car magazine is reporting that the GR SS will cost ¥200-300 million, which translates to just under the cost of a Bugatti Chiron. Previous rumors have pegged the sticker between ¥80 and 100 million, but this new estimate blows the previous ones out of the water.
The GR Super Sport is essentially a road-going version of the Toyota TS050, which has now won Le Mans twice, and will be rebodied into the new “hypercar” class racer for WEC. Powered a hybrid electric twin-turbo V6 system, rumors have it generating 1,110 horsepower. Reportedly, only 100-200 units will be built, making it even more exclusive than the Lexus LFA. Regardless of what it ends up selling for, it will likely be the most expensive Toyota ever made.
Would be awesome to bring the feel of Nissan R390 GT1 Road Car or Jaguar XJR-15 back to world. The raw ridiciolousness of a LeMans machine comutting down the streets between stacks of Corolla’s and Golf’s just give’s me thrills. 🙂
That nose art is reminiscent of the Buick LeSabre show car. The rest is just great.
I’m not a fan. The looks are pretty awful on that concept, and while impressive, the car is so ludicrously fast it doesn’t seem likely to be very much fun as a street car. I get the idea, it’s a good old fashioned 917 homologation special. But if I was in the market, I’d probably spend my money on a few other things instead.
This harkens back to the 1998 Porsche GT-1 roadgoing version of their LeMans-winning car and the Mercedes-Benz CLK-LM LeMans racer as well.
This is the sort of car that I will be happy exists, even though I could never afford one because it advances one’s idea of what is possible. And of course, it might motivate Toyota to introduce a more affordable mid engine sports car.(nudge,nude,wink,wink..)