The Toyota Hybrid-R has been revealed to be a Yaris-based concept car using Toyota's Le Mans technology to produce more than 400bhp. The Japanese manufacturer has just released this gloomy teaser, revealing a few hints about the styling, including the Yaris-inspired front end.
Toyota told us that the Hybrid-R uses the same super-capacitor technology and electric motor set-up as Toyota’s TS030 Le Mans car. But while that racing prototype pairs a 523bhp 3.4-litre V8 with an extra 300bhp from the super-capacitor. Toyota says the Hybrid-R uses a “low-capacity, high-power internal combustion engine" in place of the V8.
The Hybrid-R isn't destined for production but an insider confirmed that this supercacitor technology is one of the many ways that Toyota is exploring for adding a little extra performance to its GT86 sports car.