2011 GRMN Sports Hybrid Concept II
Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) will show the “GRMN (GAZOO Racing1 tuned by MN2) SPORTS HYBRID Concept II”, a convertible mid-engined petrol-electric hybrid concept, at the 39th Nürburgring 24-hour endurance race taking place this weekend.
The GRMN SPORTS HYBRID Concept II 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.
Toyota launched the world’s first mass-produced petrol-electric vehicle, the Prius, in 1997, and has long conducted active research on applying hybrid technologies to racing and sports cars. The GRMN SPORTS HYBRID Concept II is the next step in the evolution of these efforts.
|type||Concept / Prototype Car|
|displacement||3456 cc / 210.90 in³|
|power||220.0 kw / 295 bhp|
|specific output||85.36 bhp per litre|
|bhp/weight||196.67 bhp per tonne|
|curb weight||1500 kg / 3308 lbs|
|wheelbase||2575 mm / 101.4 in|
|length||4350 mm / 171.3 in|
|width||1890 mm / 74.4 in|
|height||1200 mm / 47.2 in|