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Toyota GR Super Sport Concept

The Toyota GR Super Sport Concept could become the successor to the iconic Lexus LFA, but for now, it's designed to be a track-only supercar. Featuring parts from the TS050 Hybrid that Toyota raced in WEC, this vehicle is powered by a 2.4L twin-turbocharged V6 engine, paired to a Toyota Hybrid System, to produce a combined output of 986 horsepower. According to Gazoo Racing President Shigeki Tomoyama, this will start the company's mission to "develop sports cars from active race cars." Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Toyota e-Palette

Toyota's all-new e-Palette concept vehicle and Global Mobility Services Platform is basically a self-driving, moving city. To be more specific, these self-driving vehicles can deliver retail experiences directly to your location. For example, rather than leave your house to go to the store, or waiting for packages, an e-Palette vehicle automatically shows up at your front door, or wherever you summon it using an app, and provide you with a completely mobile shopping store, restaurant or even hotel room. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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2019 Toyota Supra

Photo credit: Supra MKV Forums

It's only a matter of time before Toyota unveils the next-generation Supra, and many prototypes have recently been spotted with full camouflage, but the Supra MKV Forums shows us what one might look like without the disguise. It's based on the FT-1 concept, but with a shortened wheelbase, pushed back hood, and rear air intakes removed in favor of a central air intake. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Hellcat V8 Prius

American Racing Header's PriuSRT8 looks normal at first, or at least with the hood closed, but upon closer inspection, you'll see that it's powered by a 6.2L Hellcat V8 with a 4.5-liter Whipple supercharger and trick exhaust system, that generate a combined power output of over 1,000 hp. "There's no point going for some modified engine with the Hellcat being as good as it is. With the Whipple, it'll make over 1000hp if we want it to - which is fine by us," said Nick Filippides, founder of ARH. Continue reading for a video tour straight from SEMA 2017.

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Toyota Fine Comfort

Sleek and futuristic, the Toyota Fine-Comfort Ride aims to be a self-driving lounger that's powered by hydrogen fuel cells and individual hub motors. Its diamond-shaped cabin layout boasts four movable captain's chairs, while an array of infotainment displays around the cabin provide "additional value other than movement to the passengers and is not simply just a 'ride,'" according to Toyota. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Toyota Ferrari 288 GTO

At first glance, this may look like a genuine Ferrari 288 GTO, but it's actually a replica based on a 1993 Toyota MR2. It does not use the supercar's original 2.8L twin-turbo V8, but rather a 3.0L V6 engine, while featuring a full fiberglass body kit, refurbished 16" alloys wrapped in new tires, a stainless steel quad exhaust system, original 288 GTO rear lights, front driving lights as well as fog lights. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Toyota GR-HV

The Toyota GR-HV Sports Concept has leaked ahead of its public debut at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show later this month. Unlike other sports cars in its class, this one features a hybrid powertrain that pushes power to the rear wheels through an automatic transmission that can also be put in six-speed manual mode at the push of a button. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Toyota TJ Cruiser

Cross a van with an SUV, and you get the all-new Toyota TJ Cruiser Concept. In addition to its massive internal storage space, this go anywhere vehicle offers a hood, fender, and roof material resistant to scratches, dents, and dirt, thanks to a protective coating. The interior space is made possible by reclining passenger seats that can fully fold down to make room for things like longboards. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an incredible anime-style Game of Thrones intro.

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1,150HP Toyota 86

Formula Drift World Champion Fredric Aasbo partnered with Toyota to create a crazy stunt that can be viewed from space, using his Icom Toyota Express Service 86-X. Unlike the standard GT86, this competition version is powered by a turbocharged 3.4L straight-six engine that sends 1,150 horsepower to the wheels. They plotted the time at which a satellite would pass overhead and performed donuts to create tire marks shaped like the number '86, large enough to be seen from orbit. Continue reading for a behind-the-scenes video, more pictures and information.

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Celica Nissan GT-R

At first glance, or from afar, the rear of this Toyota Celica might pass as a wide body Nissan GT-R, but upon closer inspection, you'll see that it's just a knockoff. No word yet on what's under the hood, but even if it does come equipped with a tuned twin-turbocharged 1,000 hp engine, most racers wouldn't give it the time of day at the track. Continue reading for a picture of the front.

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