GRMN Sports Hybrid Concept II

GRMN Sports Hybrid Concept II

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.

In Detail

typeConcept / Prototype Car
positionMid, Transverse
displacement3456 cc / 210.90 in³
power220.0 kw / 295 bhp
specific output85.36 bhp per litre
bhp/weight196.67 bhp per tonne
front tires225/40R19
rear tires255/35R19
curb weight1500 kg / 3308 lbs
wheelbase2575 mm / 101.4 in
length4350 mm / 171.3 in
width1890 mm / 74.4 in
height1200 mm / 47.2 in