This year at the 39th Nürburgring 24-hour endurance race, Toyota will show the “GRMN (GAZOO Racing1 tuned by MN2) SPORTS HYBRID Concept II”, a convertible mid-engined petrol-electric hybrid concept.
According to the automaker, this concept is an updated version of a petrol-electric sports concept shown at Tokyo Auto Salon in 2010.
The vehicle features advanced styling and an improved sports-hybrid AWD system with the main power unit (petrol engine, rear-wheel drive motors and transmission) mid-mounted in conjunction with a front-wheel drive motor. Positioned this way it improves manoeuvrability, increases driving enjoyment and provides enhanced stability.
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)|