Doors why? Toyota GR Super Sport can use awning – 45 Seconds

It was in early 2018 that we discovered the Concept Toyota GR Super Sport, an unprecedented hyper-sporty hybrid derived directly from the Toyota TS050 Hybrid – yes, that one, winner of the last two editions of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The specifications must remain the same as those announced for the concept, to promise: 1000 horsepower, resulting from the combination of a V6 2.4 double turbo with electric motors, which are part of the Toyota Hybrid System-Racing (THS-R), directly inherited from the TS050.

The chances of seeing this "monster" hit the road remain very high, even if one takes into account the consequences of the pandemic, which also strongly affect the automotive industry.

Toyota also intends to compete in the new WEC Hypercar class, after confirming participation in June of last year. This implies the production of at least 40 units of a model approved for public roads.

It was also in June 2019 that the video presented by Toyota Gazoo Racing was published, where we can see the GR Super Sport driving on a circuit, with the presence of both Toyota President Akyo Toyoda and Shigeki Tomoyama, President of Gazoo Racing Company.

Doors? No thanks

Since then, news about the development of the hypercar has been virtually nil, but recently a new patent was published in the Patent Register that could be directly related to the high performance hybrid.

Doors why Toyota GR Super Sport can use awning - Doors why? Toyota GR Super Sport can use awning - 45 Seconds

Several illustrations can be seen in the patent which show how a canopy works for a car. And while the car itself lacks the details of the GR Super Sport, its volume and proportions aren't misleading: it's a car with a mid-rear engine, the same architecture as the hyper sport car.

Then there is this possibility that the production version of the Toyota GR Super Sport could dispense with doors to access its interior, using an awning to take its place.

That is, instead of two doors (one on each side), in the patent we can see a single piece that includes not only the side windows but also the windshield, which turns upward, with the hinge (point where it turns) located in front of the windshield.

Will the production model come anyway? We will have to wait a little longer.

The new Toyota GR Super Sport, in competition, was due to start its circuit tests last July, but these have been postponed until next October.

All because of the pandemic, which has also pushed the start of the 2020-21 WEC season to March 2021, where we will be able to witness the competitive debut of the new Japanese hybrid hypercar.

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