Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) will show the GRMN (GAZOO Racing tuned by MN) Sports Hybrid Concept II, a convertible mid-ship gasoline-electric hybrid concept, at the 39th Nürburgring 24-hour endurance race to be held near Nürburg, Germany, from 23–26 June.
|GRMN Sports Hybrid Concept II. Click to enlarge.|
(MN stands for “Meister of Nürburgring”, referring to Hiromu Naruse (1944-2010), a TMC test driver and chief of the GAZOO Racing team.)
The GRMN Sports Hybrid Concept II is an updated version of a gasoline-electric sports concept shown at Tokyo Auto Salon 2010. The vehicle features advanced styling and an improved sports-hybrid AWD system with the main power unit (183 kW/245 hp, 3.5L gasoline engine, rear-wheel drive motors and transmission) located in the middle of the body and a front-wheel drive motor in front—all positioned to improve maneuverability, enhance driving enjoyment and provide enhanced stability.
Maximum output from the system is 220 kW (295 hp).