Toyota to Debut Hybrid-R Concept at Frankfurt Motor Show

August 13, 2013 lacarguy Toyota Tags: , , , , 1 Comment

Toyota has announced that it will showcase an exciting new concept car at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month. Dubbed the Hybrid-R, Toyota promises that the concept will feature the same Toyota Hybrid System-Racing  (THS-R) technology found in the TS030, Toyota’s FIA World Endurance Championship car.

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The TS030 took second place at the recent 24 Hours of Le Mans. Powered by a 3.4-lier, naturally aspirated V8 and a capacitor-based hybrid system, the results are 530 horsepower from the engine and an additional 300 horses from the electric motor and batteries.

No other information has been released, but the news is that Toyota is adapting its racing technology for a concept definitely creates some excitement for future hybrid developments. More information will be announced at the press conference on September 8th so stay tuned.

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