Toyota Teases 400-Horsepower Hybrid-R Concept
By John Beltz Snyder
August 13, 2013
Toyota will bring the Hybrid-R Concept to the Frankfurt Motor show. The Hybrid-R uses a current production car as a vehicle for a lot of the same technology from Toyota Racing’s TS030 LMP1 car.
Details are scarce, but we’re told a high-power internal combustion engine and electric motors produce more than 400 horsepower, and that the car can be suited to the road or a racetrack via a dual-mode control.
We’ll have more details, including a better look at the Hybrid-R Concept, when it debuts on September 10.
Scroll down for the press release.
The Hyrbid-R Concept borrows technology from Toyota Racing's TS030 Hybrid LMP1 Car.
TOYOTA HYBRID-R CONCEPT AT THE FRANKFURT MOTOR SHOW: MORE DETAILS RELEASED
Hybrid-R is based on a current Toyota production model and is equipped with a powertrain that features similar technology to that used by Toyota Racing’s TS030 Hybrid race car in the FIA World Endurance Championship.
It combines a high-power internal combustion engine with electric motors to achieve a maximum power output of more than 400bhp (298kW). A dual mode control allows the car’s performance to be tailored to suit either road or racetrack.
Toyota will host a press conference on its stand in Hall 8 at 12.45pm on 10 September.