Creating ever-better cars
from hybrid racing technologies
24 Hours ofLe Mans
Toyota engineers live and breathe nonstop innovation and advancements — from concept development, assembly, strict quality control, and comprehensive race data analysis — that take hybrid technologies farther and faster in an almost endless cycle of trial and error. Engineering hybrid technologies is an all-year around endeavor, with development and testing, followed by ultimate performance runs on the world’s most famous race tracks. From the research lab, assembly, distribution to the driver’s cockpit and spare parts availability in the pit, every aspect of this engineering loop is designed to ensure that Toyota’s hybrid system is better than the one that came before it.
Analyzing nearly 300 parameters of race data
During the course of a single race, engineers receive almost 300 sensor data live from each race car. The engineering team must analyze the data in real time, looking for ways to improve performance, anticipate and minimize risk, and thus give the driver an advantage on track.
A world-stage of extremes
The world is indeed a stage but we’re not content on just being players. For Toyota, we’re constantly pushing the limits of speed and endurance and extending the boundaries of what can be achieved through technology. This firm commitment drives us to fierce levels of competition in order to remain among the toughest and most innovative motorsport racing manufacturers on the track.
Race-tested technologies and experience
built in every production car
Nearly every Toyota production hybrid car owes its superior performance and streamlined design from competitive racing innovation. The body shape and design angles play crucial roles in airflow around any car, which dramatically affects downforce related to speed and road-grip performance. The TS040 HYBRID race car’s characteristic streamlined shape is exclusively designed to maintain optimum balanced airflow for higher speeds on the straights and more gripping performance around hair-pin turns on the race track for maximized fuel efficiency. The research learned from the TOYOTA Hybrid System – Racing in World Endurance Championships, inspires today’s efficient consumer hybrid cars that you love to drive.
LE MANS DISAPPOINTMENT FOR TOYOTA GAZOO RACING
TOYOTA GAZOO Racing endured a long Le Mans 24 Hours, showing good reliability but finishing a disappointing sixth and eighth at the Circuit de la Sarthe...
Alex WurzStéphane SarrazinMike Conway
|6th (+8 laps), 387 laps, 30 pit stops.||7th||3min 22.633secs|
Anthony DavidsonSébastien BuemiKazuki Nakajima
|8th (+9 laps), 386 laps, 29 pit stops.||8th||3min 20.896secs|
LE MANS 24 HOURS UPDATE 4
TOYOTA GAZOO Racing moved into the final third of the Le Mans 24 Hours in seventh and eighth positions as the sun rose over the Circuit de la Sarthe...Read more >
LE MANS 24 HOURS UPDATE 3
TOYOTA GAZOO Racing closed in on midnight in the Le Mans 24 Hours running in seventh and eighth position for the third round of the World Endurance Championship...Read more >
LE MANS 24 HOURS UPDATE 2
TOYOTA GAZOO Racing’s Le Mans 24 Hours challenge suffered a blow when an accident for the #1 TS040 HYBRID five hours into the race dropped it out of the top six at the Circuit de la Sarthe...Read more >
LE MANS 24 HOURS UPDATE 1
TOYOTA GAZOO Racing made a clean start to the 83rd Le Mans 24 Hours, running in seventh and eighth as the third round of the World Endurance Championship approached its fourth hour...Read more >
TOYOTA STARTS FROM ROW FOUR AT LE MANS
TOYOTA GAZOO Racing will start the 83rd Le Mans 24 Hours from the fourth row of the grid after the final two qualifying sessions at the Circuit de la Sarthe...Read more >
BUSY START FOR TOYOTA GAZOO RACING
TOYOTA GAZOO Racing began its Le Mans 24 Hours week with a busy day of preparation in the opening practice and qualifying sessions for the third round of the World Endurance Championship...Read more >
LE MANS CHALLENGE AWAITS TOYOTA GAZOO RACING
TOYOTA GAZOO Racing is prepared and ready for the highlight of the World Endurance Championship season; the Le Mans 24 Hours race...Read more >
CHALLENGING LE MANS TEST FOR TOYOTA GAZOO RACING
TOYOTA GAZOO Racing began its 2015 Le Mans 24 Hours challenge with a trouble-free official test session at the Circuit de la Sarthe...Read more >
Feel the Power
"With the hybrid boost coming in, we've made a car wild and powerful, and exciting!"Anthony Davidson
"It feels like a big lion trying to push and go forward, so together with a normal engine, it's an amazing feeling."Sébastien Buemi
"I'm saying all the time - it's like a rocket. I'm stuck on the seat. It's just amazing, especially with four wheel drive."Stéphane Sarrazin