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Toyota MR2 Sport Hybrid Concept Revealed [Video]

Old car, new technology

Toyota has revealed the GRMN (Gazoo Racing Master of Nurburgring) Sports Hybrid Concept at the Tokyo Auto Salon.

Based on the MR-2, the concept is a four-wheel drive hybrid which uses a mid-mounted 3.3-liter V6 and Toyota's THSII hybrid system. At slow speeds, the concept is powered exclusively by an electric motor that turns the front wheels. When more gusto is required, the V6 kicks in to motivate the rear wheels. With more than 392 bhp (total), the 1500kg concept can likely accelerate from 0-60 mph in less than 4.5 seconds.

While nothing is official, Autocar is reporting Toyota may be working on a production sports car with a similar hybrid system. Intended to rival the Honda CR-Z, the unnamed vehicle could go on sale as early as 2011.

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Comments (17)

 meizterwerk meizterwerk
it was amazing. the hybrid system was clever but the car itself looks vintage. It will going to be a hit if they come up with this hybrib system in a more modern design.
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January 20, 2010 7:20 am
 norther norther
sounds nice, and looks like a smaller boxster. i see they used the quad exhaust again, like on the ..whats his name. and i bet they are not functional, only two of them :)). i think they should ditch the e-engine, ditch the v6, put a 2 l turbo, with 280 hp in it. and then u get a lighter, greener and more fun to drive car. and im sure cheaper too...
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January 18, 2010 1:41 am
 GRAVE GRAVE
I don't care about this, the only thing i hope from toyota is to revive the Supra
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January 17, 2010 5:09 pm
 HEMI426 HEMI426
Come up with a new mr2 toyota, and no hybrid pice of s%^$^#.
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January 16, 2010 10:13 pm
 dmanero dmanero
Finally an MR2 Body kit that I actually like, now why couldn't they have came out with something like this a couple of years back.
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January 16, 2010 8:24 pm
 kepe kepe
1500kg?? The 2007 MR2 weighs 980kg. The 3,3 liter V6 is of course a bit heavier than the 1,8 liter I4, but not THAT much heavier. The hybrid system should be ditched altogether if it adds almost 500kg to the weight of the car!
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January 16, 2010 4:47 pm
 kimbo kimbo
Forget Prius, this is the only hybrid I would like to drive.
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January 16, 2010 4:23 pm
 MTC MTC
Finally, the Toyota we knew and loved is back
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January 16, 2010 3:26 pm
 Renegade Renegade
Ahmm... http://www.worldcarfans.com/109062320072... Still, glad to see Toyota waking up.
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January 16, 2010 2:43 pm
 RzGTmorio RzGTmorio
I like this car, but this model will go to production for the market of EUA
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January 16, 2010 2:34 pm
 N20_Purge N20_Purge
It's about time Toyota made a cool hybrid. Now get this bad boy into production asap!
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January 16, 2010 1:55 pm