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  • Toyota GR HV Sports concept debuting at 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

    Toyota tipped its hand ahead of the 2017 Tokyo motor show and revealed not one, but two concept vehicles it will debut in Japan. The first is the GR HV Sports Concept, which takes design inspiration from the automaker's TS050 LMP1 race car. The second is the TJ Cruiser Concept, which molds SUV styling and van functionality into one "lifestyle" vehicle. We'll start with the GR HV Sports Concept ("GR" stands for Toyota's Gazoo Racing banner) and its...interesting design direction. Toyota clearly worked to channel its LMP1 race car's design, though as they say, beauty rests in the eye of the...

  • 2017 Toyota Yaris GRMN, 2017 Geneva auto show
    Toyota poised to launch performance sub-brand in September

    Toyota will present what it’s calling a “new sports car series” at a special event in Japan next month. The series is thought to be a new sub-brand similar to Lexus’ F division, and it’s rumored the upcoming Toyota Supra will be the sub-brand’s flagship offering...

  • 2017 Toyota Yaris GRMN, 2017 Geneva auto show
    Toyota Yaris GRMN debuts with supercharged engine

    To coincide with its successful return to the World Rally Championship this year, Toyota has launched a high-performance version of its Yaris subcompact hatchback inspired by the Yaris-based rally car. Called the Yaris GRMN, the car made its world debut this week at the 2017 Geneva auto show and is...

  • 2020 Toyota Supra spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Toyota Supra to be part of Gazoo performance brand?

    Toyota is thought to be planning a new performance division for road cars using the name of its official motorsport division Gazoo Racing, and one of the first offerings from the performance division could be the new Supra sports car. The information was reported on Wednesday by Autocar citing...

  • 2016 Toyota GT 86 GRMN
    Toyota mulls Gazoo name for go-fast division

    A senior Toyota executive has revealed to Autocar that the company is considering using the name of its motorsport division, Gazoo Racing, on high-performance road cars. Koei Saga, who heads both Gazoo and Toyota’s powertrain division, told the British publication that it is his intention to...

  • Toyota Gazoo Racing in the World Endurance Championship
    Toyota And Lexus Unite Most Motorsport Activities Under Gazoo Racing Banner

    Toyota has announced it is consolidating a number of its individual motorsport programs around the globe under the Gazoo Racing banner. The automaker says the move will help clarify its motorsports efforts and hopefully foster a better link between its cars designed for racing and those designed...

  • Gazoo Racing's Lexus LF-A laps the Nürburgring

    Everybody wants a quick fix these days. A few seconds of entertainment, followed by a few more. But if you can spare about ten minutes today, you should use it to watch Gazoo Racing's Lexus LFA race car circumnavigate the famous Nürburgring-Nordschleife in preparation for this year's Nürburgring 24 Hours endurance event. There are several reasons this video deserves ten minutes of your time. One is that it's always fascinating to travel with a professional race driver, extracting speeds from a car that few mortals could ever achieve. The next is that it's the...

  • 2014 Gazoo Racing Lexus LFA Code X race car
    Gazoo Racing’s Lexus LFA Code X Hits The Track: Video

    Lexus has been competing in the gruelling Nürburgring 24 Hours endurance race with its LFA supercar since 2008, back when it was still a prototype, and even though production ceased in 2012 versions of the car are still being developed for motorsport use. The latest is the Lexus LFA Code X...

  • 2014 Gazoo Racing Lexus LFA Code X race car
    Lexus Reveals Upgraded LFA Code X Race Car For 2014 Nürburgring 24 Hours

    The Lexus LFA may no longer be in production, but versions of the car are still being developed for motorsport use. The latest is the Lexus LFA Code X, which was developed together with Gazoo Racing and will compete in this year’s Nürburgring 24 Hours endurance race. This will be the...

  • 2013 Lexus LFA race car
    Lexus LFA And Toyota GT 86 Confirmed For 2013 Nürburgring 24 Hours Race

    Despite no longer being in production anymore, the Lexus LFA will be back for this year’s Nürburgring 24 Hours, the 41st running of the classic endurance race. The car will be fielded by Toyota motorsport partner Gazoo Racing, which will be competing in the event for its seventh time in...

  • Gazoo Racing GRMN Sports FR Concept Platinum
    Gazoo Racing Reveals Its Scion FR-S-Based Sports FR Concept: Video

    This weekend plays host to the 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon, and one of the stars of the event has just been revealed, the GRMN Sports FR Concept Platinum from Gazoo Racing. Gazoo Racing is one of Toyota’s most successful motorsport partners, competing in the likes of the Nürburgring 24 Hours...

  • Gazoo Racing Lexus LFA race car
    Lexus and Gazoo Racing Celebrate 5 Years Of LFAs In The Nürburgring 24: Video

    Developing a world-class supercar like the Lexus LFA from a clean sheet of paper is no easy task, and turning that supercar (or supercar prototype) into a competitive endurance racer is an order of magnitude more difficult. Taking that race car to compete with long-dominant German automakers, in...

  • Gazoo Racing Sport FR Concept based on the 2013 Scion FR-S

    Toyota motorsports partner Gazoo Racing has built a concept version of the FR-S packing both a supercharger and a turbocharger.

  • Lexus LFA race car prepared by Gazoo Racing
    Lexus and Toyota Go To (The Green) Hell In Nürburgring Race

    Aston Martin and Ferrari may commonly mingle with Lexus next to the greens at your local country club, but in May they’ll compete together and with others at “The Green Hell,” Germany’s Nürburgring race track. It may be easy to first associate the Japanese luxury...

  • A papercraft Toyota GT 86, courtesy of Gazoo Racing
    Build Your Own Toyota GT 86, For Free

    Toyota’s GT 86, like its Scion and Subaru equivalents, was designed to be an affordable sport coupe that delivers driving fun to the masses. Affordable is in the eye of the beholder, since even the least-expensive Scion FR-S will carry a U.S. list price that starts at just under $25,000. The...

  • Toyota GT 86 race car prepared by Gazoo Racing
    Pair Of Scion FR-S Coupes To Tackle 2012 Nürburgring 24 Hours

    Years in the making, long spied at test tracks around the world, and often displayed at auto shows, Scion’s new 2013 FR-S is now just weeks away from hitting showrooms along with being just a few weeks away from making its international racing debut. The Scion FR-S, or more accurately, its...

  • Toyota Sports Coupe (FT-86) by Gazoo Racing spy shots
    Toyota Sports Coupe (FT-86) By Gazoo Racing Spy Shots

    Years in the making, long spied and often displayed at auto shows, Toyota's upcoming sports coupe, so far known as the FT-86, is coming next year. These spy shots show off a Gazoo Racing version of the car. Today, we bring you new photos of the car as it preps for a race this weekend at the...

  • Lexus LFA race car at the Nurburgring
    Gazoo Racing Prepares Lexus LFA For Nurburgring 24 Hours Assault

    Last weekend we were treated to the annual 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race and in just a week’s time we’ll be enthralled by another 24 hour long race, the equally arduous Nurburgring 24 Hours at the famous Nurburgring-Nordschleife in Germany’s pristine Eifel hills. The...

  • Lexus LFA race car at the Nurburgring

    Here’s your chance to ride shotgun in a race-prepped Lexus LFA as it storms around the Nurburgring circuit in Germany at a recent VLN event. By watching this video you are taken directly into the cockpit of the Lexus LFA, number 111, which ended up fifth overall in the race. Behind the wheel is Hiroaki Ishiura, one of three drivers that will compete in the highlight of the VLN, the Nurburgring 24 Hours endurance race on June 25. During the race captured here, Ishiura had an average of speed of 100 mph and managed to complete a lap of the famous circuit plus the shortened GP-track in 8...

  • Gazoo Racing Lexus CT 200h race car
    Lexus CT 200h Makes Race Debut At The Nurburgring

    Lexus is out to prove the performance credentials of its latest CT 200h by entering the upmarket hybrid hatchback in the competitive VLN race series that runs on the notorious Nurburgring circuit. The CT 200h race car is being fielded by Toyota’s racing partner Gazoo Racing and actually made...

  • 2011 Toyota GRMN iQ Racing Concept
    GRMN iQ Race Concept Headlines Toyota Stand At 2011 Tokyo Auto Salon

    Toyota has outdone Nissan’s nine car showing at this weekend’s 2011 Tokyo Auto Salon by presenting no less than 17 modified vehicles and race cars, most of which have been developed in collaboration with motorsports engineering firm Gazoo Racing. The highlight of the automaker’s...

  • Gazoo Racing GRMN Toyota MR-2 Sports Hybrid Concept
    Video: Gazoo Racing Presents Toyota MR-2 Spyder Sports Hybrid Concept

    The Gazoo Racing Toyota MR-2 Sports Hybrid Concept shows off what can be done when performance and hybrid are put together.

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