Toyota Yaris Hybrid-R Concept Wants To Marry Efficiency And Performance
Sep 12, 2013 12:40
Toyota is working on making hybrids accepetable to as many people as possible, and that includes driving enthusiasts.
The Toyota Yaris Hybrid-R is a study for now, but it combines the best of both worlds. Fuel economy and low emissions of a hybrid, and the acceleration of a hot hatch.
Based on the Yaris 3-door, the study is powered by a highly tuned 1.6-liter petrol engine developed by Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG). They combined two powerful electric motors to provide electric four wheel drive capability.
The powertrain consists of a 300hp 4-cylinder 1.6 turbo engine driving the front wheels, while each rear wheels are driven by a 60hp electric motor, giving the Yaris an overall output of 420hp.
The electric motors regenerate during braking and supplement the petrol engine while accelerating.
There's also a third 60hp electric motor located between the engine and the 6 speed sequential gearbox operating as a generator during deceleration to feed the super capacitor and during acceleration to power the rear electric motors.
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