Toyota’s new hybrid sports car concept | Toyota MR2

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Toyota’s hybrid concept

The GRMN Sports Concept II.

Toyota could its MR2 nameplate after revealing a new roadster concept.

The Japanese is already on a mission to win back the of keen drivers with its FT-86 coupe that bring the Celica name to Toyota showrooms.

The GRMN Hybrid Concept II is the company’s preview of a potential mid-engined following the original concept in early 2010.

It’s based on the old MR2’s platform, the new GRMN – which stands for Racing tuned by Meister of – features a more curvaceous and design that visually it closer to the FT-86 coupe.

Power is still from an petrol-electric drivetrain, though the V6 in size from 3.3 to 3.5 litres and jumps to 220kW. The engine and motor are borrowed from the RX450h hybrid soft-roader.

is reportedly considering production of the sports car if there’s a positive reaction to the car that will its debut at the Nurburgring 24 Hour being held in Germany weekend.

The hybrid roadster is than the previous concept, a length of 4350mm and width of making it slightly bigger an Audi TT. A height of just is lower than an Mazda

Toyota’s new push to attract enthusiasts can be attributed to CEO Akio who is a keen racer.

The “Meister of tag is a reference to Hiromu Naruse, the late veteran test who was … in a car crash last

33 comments so far

I’d like to see a few photo’s from other but it gets my tick. Hopefully wouldn’t make it too plasticy

Ben Date and time June 24, 12:45PM

What on gods were they thinkin they designed the back The front end and tyres look

Commenter Bird Location Date and time June 24, 12:51PM

looks great, power please.

Commenter Location melbourne Date and June 24, 2011, 12:58PM

Toyota’s Business Model so bad after all. Build up and Cash Flow by efficiently Product that people buy and once there is excess start branching out.

Styling could be cleaner the MX5 is but not bad for a first attempt. Length and Dimensions are a tad on the large size

Commenter MVF Date and time 24, 2011, 1:07PM

Great but perhaps a little too much on the flared arches. Strange to see an trans in a car like this; expected a 6-speed — might be a function of the hybrid Although I have some about the driveability of a clutch-free MR2, go ahead Toyota, my day and bring it out.

Commenter Location Port Kembla and time June 24, 2011,

MR2 would have been if it was 4 seater with option of 6 manual gear which missed out on. Having FT86 to release mid next year, AWD be good approach to seperate the two This car will not sell than S2000 therefore the will definately be close to Offcourse Japanese will get $38K and US at $32K.

Commenter Balance is everything Japan Date and time 24, 2011, 1:14PM

Toyota MR 2 II

Akuma are you this.

Commenter RS3200 Newcastle Date and time 24, 2011, 1:25PM

What a looking car (on the outside)! Looks it has taken a little design from Lotus, Aston and even some Porsche, still looking like a successor to the MR2 — but hotter. the interior looks like a compilation from the Toyota/Lexus bin. The gorgeous exterior to move on inside the car a little.

Long overdue from but better late than I’ve long bagged Toyotas, but this is certainly I could see myself in.

@bhelo more power? Are you serious. is equal to the first version of the 5.7L V8 and that was in a relative Sports cars need and flexability, not raw horses. 220kW is than enough in a two seat

We’ll never hear the end of it Akuma, though.

Commenter Jez Melbourne Date and time 24, 2011, 1:25PM

Nice. i’d find one of these in the classified section in 10 years for $20K. It would sit nicely on the way beside the 370Z Roadster a Veilside bodykit.

Commenter Kahn Location Black Date and time June 24, 1:34PM


Yep. It’s a joy dream.


Thought you had of me? I wish they took to Pikes Peak for a race on a wet day.

Commenter President Location Asia Date and June 24, 2011, 1:38PM

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