400-HP Toyota Yaris Hybrid-R Concept Revealed

Toyota has just released a new sketch of the Yaris Hybrid-R concept, which is going to be officially unveiled next month in Frankfurt.

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Toyota has just released a new sketch of the Yaris Hybrid-R concept, which is going to be officially unveiled next month in Frankfurt. The Yaris Hybrid-R concept is based on the Yaris subcompact, but according to Toyota, the concept was created as a showcase for possible future hybrid development ideas that can deliver greater performance and driver rewards.
The Yaris Hybrid-R is powered by a 1.6-liter GRE (Global Race Engine) developed by Toyota Motorsport, combined with two powerful electric motors that give the car all-wheel drive capability and over 400 horsepower. Using technology like that featured in Toyota’s TS030 Hybrid race car, energy recovered under braking is stored in a super capacitor, a unit that’s particularly suitable for use in a sports car thanks to its high power density and quick charge and discharge speeds.

Toyota has also announced that it will show the latest status of its Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicle (FCHV) technology at Frankfurt, ahead of the market launch of a production car by 2015.

Source: Toyota