Toyota Gazoo Racing Set to Debut GR Super Sport Concept in Tokyo

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  1. GTPNewsWire

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  2. DaGiBUS

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    I can't get over the name Gazoo. It sounds so silly.
     
  3. Silver Arrows

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    Great Gazoo!

    On topic, I can't wait for this to never be put into production, and Toyota, like many Japanese companies before it, to not see why nobody is buying their products from a specific subsection.
     
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    This has Project One rival written all over it.

    That teaser photo is pretty much identical in proportion. It even has a shark fin.
     
  5. C-ZETA

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    So this is what happens when you hear about LMPs moving closer to road cars. Expecting big things.
     
  6. Scuderia Paul

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    Here is a slightly better look.

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  7. GTboyz

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    Reminds me of GT One.
     
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  8. 05XR8

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    More like "Dumb dumb". :sly:
     
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  9. Naveek Darkroom

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    I wonder if this means LMP1 will become a spiritual successor to 90s GT1. The GT1 class of the 90s birthed some of the coolest homologation specials, including Toyota's own GT-One.

    Maybe they misspelled kazoo.
     
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    Well, the next rule set for LMP1 will be a change to GT Proto where the cars will have styling influenced by production cars. Think somewhere between SuperGT and DPI. There will be standardisation of certain components to keep privateer costs down, but car manufacturers can make there own but to a predefined spec.

    Several OEMs - Toyota, McLaren, Ford and Porsche - have expressed real interest in it. Aston Martin are hoping to use the Valkyrie at Le Mans but that still has several hurdles to go.
     
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    You young ones know nothing.

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    Can it take speedbumps?
     
  13. TetsuKobura

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    Will it break down when I need it most? Asking for a friend.
     
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    If it ever got released they would have to change the name for the western market because people will just laugh at you.

    "It's a what?!...." "How much did you pay?!...."
     
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    IMG_2806.JPG Great, another boring Toyota nobody will ever want to own... ;)

    Screenshot from Assetto Corsa content manager custom showroom.
     
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    It genuinely looks like a sports racer introduced anywhere between 1999 and 2002.
     
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    Your friend will be fine until he gets within about 8 miles of his destination, then all bets are off.
     
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  19. Silver Arrows

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    In an alternative universe:



    WHAT ****ING ROAD CARS
     
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  20. LMSCorvetteGT2

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    Surprised no one has updated this yet, but here is the car in person. Looks nice, a better middle road than the current cars seen in this grouping.

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    After seeing the pictures above and the one I edited into previous post...I have to take back what I said. I don't like it nearly as much as I did. Side profile is beautiful, but then you get a look of that face straight on...and then the issues start.
     
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    The nose....WHY? :sick:

    Looking from the sides eases the pain.
     
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    I think it looks really lovely.
     
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    I like it.

    Looks really quite nice, far nicer than any of the other "track special"/Hyper car one-offs in it's class, much smoother and less fiddly in it's design. And that funky looking nose, well it's quite odd, but the more I look at it the more it grows on me.
     
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  27. LMSCorvetteGT2

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    Here are some pictures of the chassis and engine
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  28. 05XR8

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    Should be easy to convert to RHD.
     
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    I love it.

    Way cooler than the plow-faced AMG One.
     
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