Toyota's MR2 Based GRMN SPORTS HYBRID Concept II gets its Motorshow Debut
01/12/2011 05:22 - admin
Toyota MR2Visitors at this week's 2011 Tokyo Motor Show will have the chance to see Toyota's MR2 roadster-based GRMN SPORTS HYBRID Concept II in the flesh.

Developed by Toyota and its motorsports partner Gazoo Racing, the prototype made its debut at this year?s 24-hour endurance race at the Nürburgring in Germany.

For those of you wondering, "GRMN" is an acronym for ?Gazoo Racing tuned by the Meister of the Nürburgring,? the latter being a nickname for Toyota?s late test driver Hiromu Naruse who died in an accident last summer while driving a prototype of the Lexus LFA Nurburgring Edition.

The GRMN SPORTS HYBRID Concept II is a development of last year's racing prototype that was based on production MR-2. The second iteration of Toyota's hybrid sports car features a brand new body while also improving upon the first concept on the powertrain front.[...]

Source: Carscoop