Toyota is doing its best to ensure its new hypercar will end up in the right hands, with a survey interrogating potential buyers.
Prospective buyers for the Toyota GR Super Sport – the Japanese company's first road-going hypercar available to the public – will need to prove they're worthy.
A form posted on the Toyota Japan website
has asked potential buyers to list how many high-performance sports cars they currently own, as well as asking them to list their Top 10 favourites.
As well as asking the average mileage driven annually with their sports cars, the form asks which examples the buyer plans to purchase in the future, with space for up to five models.
Toyota clearly has a certain type of owner in mind: those who already have an impressive car collection, with a particular interest given to Toyota enthusiasts.
However, it is unclear how – or if – Toyota
will be able to prove the bonafides of the claims.
As the GR Super Sport will be a halo product for the Japanese car maker, the form asks potential buyers whether they have ever owned a Toyota 2000GT
or Lexus LFA
– considered to be some of the company's most desirable models.
Toyota also gives the opportunity for buyers to list their interest in motorsport, as well as asking whether the person has held an FIA International racing licence.
After they list their 'interests and expectations' in the vehicle, the potential buyers are asked about their intention to purchase the car.
It's an important move by Toyota, as other car makers offering rare and exotic hypercars (such as Ferrari
) will typically only offer these models to buyers with a history of purchasing the latest and greatest from the company – a more difficult task for Toyota, considering it hasn't had a hypercar like this before.
As with the GR010 race car
on which it's based, it's expected the road-going GR Super Sport will offer a version of the 500kW 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6, coupled with 200kW electric motors powering the front wheels.