Toyota posted a teaser picture of a automotive on Might 24 that might preview its subsequent GR-tuned providing. The picture is a part of a press launch about Toyota Gazoo Racing’s plans on the 24 Hours of Le Mans, a venue at which the motorsports division has previewed thrilling ideas earlier than. The automotive in the dead of night teaser exhibits an unfamiliar gentle sample, however has one clue that signifies it is a close-to-production idea. Improve!
If we lighten the picture, we see what seems to be a flat bracket for hanging a entrance license plate. If this have been a race automotive, there’d be no want for such a factor. Additional zooming in on the picture reveals five-sided sensor covers within the entrance bumper that look equivalent to those on the all-new 2023 Prius.
This would not be the primary time Toyota has GR-ified the Prius. The earlier technology loved a extra menacing physique equipment with GR badging however not a lot in the way in which of efficiency. It was a pig each on the drag strip and visually, and there was solely a lot lipstick a GR makeover may apply. The brand new Prius, however, is definitely fast and classy. A GR model truly is sensible.
We do not need to solid our hopes too excessive pondering Toyota would possibly give precise efficiency positive aspects to the GR Prius this time round. Nevertheless, it must be attention-grabbing to see how the Gazoo’d Prius wears its enhanced threads. These 4 auxiliary lights positive are aggressive.
The automotive will likely be revealed across the 24 Hours of Le Mans weekend, June 10-11. Toyota will fielding two GR010 hybrid race automobiles on the race as nicely, and count on to proceed their five-year successful streak.