Toyota’s GRMN Sports-Hybrid Concept II.
The recent oil crisis has left us with a learning lesson that we should be efficient with our use in fuels and that we should conserve it.
We realized this when sporting cars which are mainly powered by energy fuels were forced to take slowdowns. Good thing, Toyota has come and formed an idea to make convertible mid-engine petrol-electric hybrid cars. This car will be popular under the name GRMN Sports Hybrid Concept II.
This vehicle features the improved sports-hybrid AWD system and the vehicle layout that mounts the mid-engine with front electric motor. This provides total stability and more enjoyable maneuverability. Its specs are oozing with the Type Petrol V6 engine and a displacement of 3,456 cc.
This vehicle weighs 1,500 kg or less and the tyres are 225/40R19 in front and 255/35R19 at the rear. Moreover, it has a total maximum output of 245 bhp and the body length of 4,350 mm.
Basically, the GRMN Sports-hybrid Concept II is the second version of Toyota’s petrol-electric sports car, which will be shown at 39th Nurburgring 24-Hour Race 2011. Prior to this event, the vehicle has been already shown at the Tokyo Auto Salon last year with awesome praise from the spectators.
Well, this is not quiet new to us because we have known the quality of Toyota. In fact, they were the ones who launched the first ever petrol-hybrid vehicle that has been mass-produced in 1997. The hybrid car was known as the Toyota Prius. Since then, Toyota has gained the title as the leader of applying hybrid technologies to racing vehicles.
So, are you going to watch the GRMN Sports-hybrid Concept II at the Nurburgring?