Toyota will be bringing a new concept car to the Frankfurt Motor Show next month. Dubbed Hybrid-R, Toyota says the concept will feature the same Toyota Hybrid System-Racing tech found in the automaker's latest endurance car, the TS030 Hybrid.

That car took second place at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, with a gas-powered, 3.4-liter, naturally aspirated V8 and a capacitor-based hybrid system. The result was 530 ponies from the engine and an extra 300 horsepower from the electric motor and batteries.

Toyota's press release came with but one image, a new Hybrid badge which is a far cry from the Hybrid Synergy Drive label found on the automaker's other offerings. There's really not much else to go on yet, but the news that Toyota is already adapting its racing tech for a concept bodes well for the future of exciting, hybridized offerings from the automaker. We'll be at Frankfurt live, and will be sure to bring you all the news on this new concept as it becomes available.
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FRANKFURT MOTOR SHOW FIRST NEWS: DEBUT OF NEW HYBRID-R CONCEPT

Toyota will showcase an exciting new concept for road and track at this year's Frankfurt Motor Show, featuring Toyota Hybrid System-Racing (THS-R) technology.

THS-R technology has been used in the TS030, Toyota's FIA World Endurance Championship car, which achieved second place at this year's Le Mans 24 hours. More information on the concept will be available in the coming weeks.

Toyota's press conference will begin at 12:45pm on first press day (10 September) in Hall 8.


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      tool0117
      • 1 Year Ago
      Keep it coming, Toyota. This car, LF-LC, ISF Coupe, Supra, FR-S turbo, LFA successor ... we want more
      PICKLEBOY
      • 1 Year Ago
      Toyota is getting back in the game!
      offib
      • 1 Year Ago
      If it's a better performer than the Lexus Hybrid Drive systems in both performance and economy, and especially a successor of the Supra, then I welcome it arms wide. We really wouldn't want another C-RX where it promised stellar economy and performance while lacking expectations on both.
      JHOFF
      • 1 Year Ago
      Supra?
        Ron
        • 1 Year Ago
        @JHOFF
        no Supra is going to have some hybrid bullshit on it.
          Scorpion
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Ron
          Your brain is bullshit. You get a knee-jerk reaction from the lizard part of your brain every time you hear the word HYBRID. We need to get you off the streets and into a nursing home, old man. The 21st century is too much for you. Ever heard of the LA FERRARI, NSX OR 918???
      • 1 Year Ago
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        bonehead
        • 1 Year Ago
        people attack those hybrids because the are crap not because they straddle some middle ground. Why on earth would anyone get a CR-z with its crappy performance and 38mpg hwy when you can get a Mazda3 hatch with 185hp and 38mpg highway for the same price? Same with the lexus hybrids. They are crappy underpowered. You are far better off just getting an accord 4 cylinder and you get 90% of the mileage and better performance. So who exactly is dumb and how is the CRZ the middle of anything?
          Scorpion
          • 1 Year Ago
          @bonehead
          Exactly!! ALL HYBRIDS are underpowered! Did you hear me? I said ALL HYBRIDS are underpowered! DID YOU HEAR ME LA FERRARI HYBRID, ACURA NSX HYBRID AND PORSCHE 918 HYBRID!? I am a bonehead, and I know more about automotive technology than you!
      Ron
      • 1 Year Ago
      Dear Toyota, Please shove the hybrid R up your ass. It will be heavy, complicated, and no doubt expensive. If you really want to produce a sports car, please produce an affordable MKV Supra. Cheers
        Scorpion
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Ron
        Angry old man alert! Angry old man alert! Hey Ron, how about you stick your v8 up our ass, it should fit. Then, we can either kick your ass back to the 20th century so the rest of us can adjust to the 21st, OR we can kick you out the back of a c-17 over Baghdad so you can fight for the Arabs for gas while the rest of us fill 'er up with domestic electricity.
      Scooter
      • 1 Year Ago
      Prius R Coupe? It will feature a 300hp V6 coupled with two 100hp electric motors. Supercharging optional. On a serious note, I don't really see this concept going into production but most likely serving as a basis for something lack luster in the future.
      • 1 Year Ago
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