You've never seen an automatic transmission like this.

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The Toyota GR HV concept blends a hybrid with a sports car.

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The body comes from the GT86, but it's been updated with some wild fasciae based off the TS050 Hybrid racecar.

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That rear end is funky.

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There's also an electronically operated targa top, because why not?

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Normal shift functions are done on the center stack using buttons.

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But if you flip to manual mode, you can row through an H-pattern set of gates just like a manual transmission.

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The car's start button is hidden in the shift lever, which is yet another cool touch.

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The battery is mounted midship to keep the weight distribution as even as possible.

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It wouldn't surprise me if this transmission made it to either the GT86 or its successor.

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Keep your eyes peeled to Roadshow, because we'll be on the ground in Tokyo at the end of October.

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