Follow Car Enthusiast on Twitter Get Car Enthusiast RSS feed Car Enthusiast on Facebook
  Saturday 26th July 2014
Car Enthusiast - click here to access the home page



Toyota reveals hybrid Le Mans racer. Image by Toyota.

Toyota reveals hybrid Le Mans racer
Toyota unveils TS030 LMP1 Le Mans race car - it's a hybrid.
<< earlier Toyota article     later Toyota article >>

photographs



News homepage -> Toyota news

Toyota Racing officially took the covers off its first Le Mans racer for over a decade at the Paul Ricard circuit in southern France this week (January 24).

The TS030 Hybrid, built at Toyota Motorsport in Cologne, continues the nomenclature of previous Toyota Le Mans challengers and will make its competitive debut at the Six Hours of Spa-Francorchamps on May 5 before moving on to the Le Mans 24 Hours race in June.

"Of course we would love to win Le Mans; that is the dream for all competitors in this race. But we are realistic and we know we need to develop and to learn in order to compete with some very strong competition," said team president Yoshiaki Kinoshita.

The TS030 mates its 3.4-litre normally aspirated V8 petrol engine with a hybrid system complete with capacitor storage. Toyota is the first manufacturer to confirm its participation in the FIA World Endurance Championship and is using the Paul Ricard test to evaluate the merits of either a front or rear mounted hybrid motor that can harvest up to 500 kilojoules between braking zones.

"The regulations for hybrid powertrains allow us to recover energy under braking and release this to improve acceleration out of a corner, delivering lap-time benefit," explained technical director Pascal Vasselon. "For any given performance level, a hybrid powertrain will achieve this with less fuel so it is an extremely relevant technology and one we are excited to be bringing to endurance racing. "

Toyota Racing intends to enter two TS030 Hybrid cars in the Le Mans 24 Hours with participation in further rounds yet to be confirmed.

Paul Healy - 25 Jan 2012








www.toyota.co.uk    - Toyota road tests
- Toyota news
- TS030 Hybrid images

2012 Toyota TS030 Hybrid racer. Image by Toyota.2012 Toyota TS030 Hybrid racer. Image by Toyota.2012 Toyota TS030 Hybrid racer. Image by Toyota.2012 Toyota TS030 Hybrid racer. Image by Toyota.2012 Toyota TS030 Hybrid racer. Image by Toyota.

2012 Toyota TS030 Hybrid racer. Image by Toyota.2012 Toyota TS030 Hybrid racer. Image by Toyota.2012 Toyota TS030 Hybrid racer. Image by Toyota.2012 Toyota TS030 Hybrid racer. Image by Toyota.






Toyota GT86 to get sharper handling. Image by Toyota.
Updates for GT86
Toyota's rear-wheel drive coupé to benefit from revised suspension mounts and new dampers, due later this year.
latest news

Toyota reveals new hybrid tech. Image by Toyota.
Toyota hybrid tech
Silicon carbide chips in Toyota's plug-in hybrids will lead to big savings.
Toyota's hybrid TS040 racer revealed. Image by Toyota.
Toyota's Le Mans racer
KERS motors on both axles take peak power of car up to 1,000hp.

 
 215 Racing
 9ff
 A. Kahn Design
 Abarth
 Abt
 AC Cars
 AC Schnitzer
 Acura
 Alfa Romeo
 Alpina
 Alpine
 Amari
 APS Sportec
 Arash
 Arden
 Ariel
 Arrinera
 Artega
 Ascari
 Aston Martin
 Atomik
 Audi
 Austin
 Auto Union
 Autodelta
 Autosport
 Axon
 Aznom
 BAC
 BAIC
 Bentley
 Bertone
 Bloodhound
 Bluebird
 BMW
 Bowler
 Brabus
 Breckland
 Bridgestone
 Brilliance
 Bristol
 Bugatti
 Buick
 Burton
 BYD
 Cadillac
 Callaway
 Caparo
 Capstone
 Carlsson
 Caterham
 CCG
 Chang'an
 Changfeng
 Chevrolet
 Chevron
 Chongfeng
 Chrysler
 Citroen
 Climax
 Connaught
 Cooper Tires
 Corvette
 Cummins
 Dacia
 Daewoo
 Daihatsu
 Daimler
 Dartz
 Datsun
 David Brown Automotive
 DDR
 De Tomaso
 Delta
 Detroit Electric
 Devon
 Dodge
 Donkervoort
 Drayson
 Eagle E-type
 EDAG
 edo competition
 Eterniti
 Evisol
 Exagon
 Factory Five

 
 Faralli & Mazzanti
 Fenix
 Fenomenon
 Ferrari
 Fiat
 Fisker
 Ford
 G-Power
 Geely
 Gemballa
 General Motors
 Ginetta
 Giugiaro
 GMC
 Goodwood
 Gordon Murray
 Gordon Murray Design
 Gray Design
 Great Wall
 GTA
 GTM
 Gumpert
 Hamann
 Hartge
 HBH
 Heffner Performance
 Hennessey
 Holden
 Honda
 Hulme
 Hummer
 Hyundai
 I.D.E.A
 Icona
 IFR
 Infiniti
 Isis
 JAC
 Jaguar
 Jeep
 Jensen
 Jetstream
 JJAD
 Joss Developments
 Kamala
 Keating
 Kia
 Koenigsegg
 KTM
 Kumho
 Lada
 Lagonda
 Lamborghini
 Lancia
 Land Rover
 Lexus
 Liberty
 Lightning
 Lincoln
 Lister
 Loma Performance
 Lorinser
 Lotus
 LupiniPower
 Luxgen
 Mahindra
 Mansory
 Maserati
 Mastretta
 Maybach
 Mazda
 McLaren
 Mercedes-Benz
 Mercury
 Metrocab
 MG
 MINI
 Mitsubishi
 MMI
 Monte Carlo
 Morgan
 Mosler
 MTM
 NAC MG
 Nissan
 NLV

 
 Noble
 Novitec
 Opel
 Overfinch
 Pagani
 Perodua
 Peugeot
 Piaggio
 Pininfarina
 Pontiac
 Porsche
 Preview
 Prodrive
 Project Runningblade
 Proton
 Protoscar
 Qoros
 Radical
 Red Bull
 Renault
 Reva
 Rimac
 Rinspeed
 RoadRazer
 Rolls-Royce
 Ronn Motor Company
 Rover
 RUF
 Saab
 SAIC
 Saleen
 Saturn
 Scagliarini
 Scion
 SDR Sportscars
 SEAT
 Sin
 Singer
 Skoda
 Smart
 Soleil
 Spada
 speedArt
 Sportec
 Spyker
 SRT
 Ssangyong
 SSC
 STaSIS
 Subaru
 Suzuki
 Suzusho
 TAD
 Tamiya
 Tata
 Techart
 Tesla
 THINK
 Tommy Kaira
 TomTom
 Toray
 Toyota
 Trabant
 TranStar
 Trident
 Tushek
 TVR
 Vauxhall
 Velozzi
 Vencer
 Venturi
 Veritas
 Vizualtech
 VL Automotive
 Vo
 Volkswagen
 Volvo
 VUHL
 Webasto
 Westfield
 Wiesmann
 Xenatec
 Yamaha
 Zagato
 Zenos
 Zenvo



 
news by brand






External links:   | Irish Car Market News | Simple and straightforward car insurance quotes with ASDA |

Internal links:   | Home | Privacy | Contact us | Archives | Insurance | Follow Car Enthusiast on Twitter | Get the Car Enthusiast iPhone App | Copyright 1999-2014 ©