Toyota's GR Super Sport Concept is Cool but the Debut Was Weird

Sam McEachern
by Sam McEachern

The Toyota GR Super Sports Concept debuted at the 2018 Tokyo Auto Salon this week.

The GR Super Sports is exactly what a brand like Toyota needs. A raw, motorsport-inspired, high-performance halo car that gets people to look at Toyota as a more fun, sportier brand. It also looks great, and has the twin-turbo V6 hybrid powertrain from the Toyota TS050 LMP1 car, which makes 986 hp in the racecar.

SEE ALSO: Toyota’s Latest Concept Car is Absolutely Stunning

We will point out, however, that the debut of the GR Super Sports in Tokyo was a bit odd. There were some muscular guys gyrating, some other girls in baggy clothes dancing with them to techno music, and some other guys next to the car in absurdly tight leather pants looking they aren’t sure what to do. They do start flexing at one point, though.

We don’t anticipate a similar debut for the Avalon in Detroit next week, but who knows?

Check it out below? Or don’t. Happy Friday!

【東京オートサロン2018】

クルマッチョ、リターン♪ ダンスパフォーマンスで、会場を盛り上げてくださいました。 #TAS2018 pic.twitter.com/vZKKmbIEkI

— TOYOTA GAZOO Racing (@TOYOTA_GR) January 12, 2018

Sam McEachern
Sam McEachern

Sam McEachern holds a diploma in journalism from St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario, and has been covering the automotive industry for over 5 years. He conducts reviews and writes AutoGuide's news content. He's a die-hard motorsports fan with a passion for performance cars of all sorts.

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