Toyota has snatched victory for the third time in a row at the Le Mans 24 Hours endurance race over the weekend. The hat-trick win came after the road-going version of the Le Mans racer made a public appearance for the first time earlier in the day.
Draped in full camouflage, the Toyota GR Super Sport hypercar did a demonstration lap around the Circuit de la Sarthe before participating in a ceremony to return the Le Mans trophy for the race later that day.
The near-production prototype was driven by former Toyota Gazoo Racing driver Alex Wurz, and appeared well advanced in its development compared to the concept model the auto giant brought to Fuji Speedway last year.
Captured in the video clip below, the prototype was presumably making one hell of a hypercar noise, but the soundtrack was replaced by music instead, perhaps in an attempt to not reveal too much of what’s underneath the car.
Nevertheless, expect the final road-going GR Super Sport to feature an adapted version of the 735kW twin-turbo V6 Hybrid system used in the Le Mans-winning GAZOO Racing TS050 Hybrid racecar.