Toyota’s Le Mans-winning GR010 Hypercar will come from Toyota Gran Turismo 7 In the next two months, with the car due to be used in the 2022 Toyota Gazoo Racing GT Cup Tour.
The GR010 is the latest in Toyota’s successful racing series that has undefeated the company at the 24 Hours of Le Mans since 2018, winning the World Endurance Championship every season as well.
It succeeded the TS050 as a front-running machine for the brand after changing the rules ahead of the 2021 season. The escalating costs of the LMP1 class have seen Porsche, Audi, Nissan and Peugeot withdrawn over the years, and the FIA and ACO class have come in with Hypercars to replace them.
Using a strict cost ceiling and a tuned hybrid formula, the class was originally intended for manufacturers to build racing cars from high-performance road-going machines. However, any plans for compatible road cars – as with the famous GT1 era – have since been shelved, with the majority of entries being dedicated race cars. So that one car was a rebadged LMP1-H.
This means we may never see Toyota GR Super Sport A road car that would have served as a homologation model for the GR010, but the GR010 itself has already proven unparalleled in the nascent class.
Besides claiming the Le Mans title on his first attempt in 2021 – with a 1-2 score – GR010 is unbeaten throughout the entire WEC season. Each of its two entries won three of six races, and the duo scored 1-2 on four occasions.
Gran Turismo 7 Players will be able to try out the car for themselves soon, and GR010 is set to hit the game before the summer. It is scheduled to be used on the 2022 Toyota Gazoo Racing GT Cup Tour at Circuit de la Sarthe.
The GR010 probably won’t be the only new car used in Gran Turismo Season 4 either. Will use the GR86 race at Autopolis on July 18 – Latest new vehicle added to GT Sport — or a Subaru BRZ, which likely means the 2021 GR-based BRZ will join its 86GT siblings.
With the right race for the hypercar looming on June 5, we expect it to arrive sometime in the next five weeks and in one of the first batches of Planned content updates for GT7 starting later in April.
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