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Toyota Dropped a GR Prius at LeMans

The most recent Toyota Prius was a huge leap over the previous generation– in regards to design and efficiency, if not performance– however there’s constantly space for more, and more is precisely what this Gazoo Racing-developed GR Prius gave France this previous weekend.

Toyota presented its Prius 24h Le Mans Centennial GR Edition principle in event of this weekend’s 100th running of the 24 hr of Le Mans, prior to displaying its 2026 hydrogen-combustion entry

It was, perhaps, bad timing from Toyota’s PR group, considering that Chevy was taking headings and Instagram fans with its Garage 56 NASCAR at LeMans experiment (which was, while undoubtedly inefficient and bad and ill and incorrect, freakin’ fantastic) and lots of– including us!– missed out on the news the very first time around.

The brand-new, 196 HP principle was worn an Preliminary D colorway with a broadened track, updated suspension, and aerodynamic upgrades to the front and rear indicated to boost cornering grip and enhance track day efficiency rather of miles per gallon.

There’s very little else on the brand-new vehicle from Toyota, however that’s fine. It’s a go-fast Prius. Not a challenging principle, and we’re wise individuals, right?


So, take a look at the brand-new Prius principle, listed below, then let us understand what you consider the concept of a go-fast, 200-ish HP hybrid in the remarks area at the bottom of the page.

Prius 24h LeMans Centennial GR

Image courtesy Toyota.

The Principle

This design commemorates the 24 hr of Le Mans and its function in Toyota’s advancement of racing hybrid innovation considering that 2012.

Influenced by the GR010 HYBRID, this design brings motorsport styling to the Prius, a sign of Toyota’s hybrid innovation.

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing continually pursues the difficulty to establish innovations that add to attaining Toyota’s objective of carbon neutrality, motivating the motorsports market to be more sustainable and making ever-better motorsports-bred automobiles.

Source|Images: Toyota Gazoo Racing


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