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Toyota Reveals Details on LMP1 Car

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on Toyota’s 2014 LMP1 car emerged, including the configuration of the engine and hybrid system.

during last weekend’s FIA Endurance Championship round in Sao Toyota Racing technical Pascal Vasselon confirmed the Toyota will feature a aspirated V8 engine, along a hybrid system mounted on front and rear axles.

The LMP1 regulations allow for any engine configuration, as powerplants be balanced according to energy through the use of fuel flow

“Engine experts still on what will be the best architecture,” Vasselon said. “Is it a turbocharged engine or is it a big, aspirated engine running at low Our engine people are convinced a big, naturally aspired will be better than a turbo. It’s our belief. We find out.”

Vasselon not disclose the displacement of the powerplant, but believed it would be similar to the V8 architecture the Japanese manufacturer employs in its TS030 Hybrid.

A significant change, however, come with the use of the capacitor-based recovery system on both instead of just rear that’s seen on its current-spec car.

It’s undecided level of energy recovery will use. The new regulations for between 2 to 8 megajoules of energy (in 2MJ with each class allocated varying amounts of according to the power.

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“We know that we’re to use two motors: one front and one rear,” confirmed. “But we have not the exact class which we operate. If you don’t exactly the class where you are, you lose fuel.

“For if you target 6mJ and you manage only you don’t get fuel advantage the last 1MJ of hybrid and you lose the difference between 4 and 6. So at some you would be better to go for the 4MJ class.”

Vasselon said a final on its ERS configuration would have to be during the car’s homologation, is expected to come early year.

“It’s such a big that we started [development] a long time ago, at in terms of simulations,” he said. “At the we’re full throttle on the We’re a little bit late. at the moment finalizing the design of the and starting the production. Our target is to a roll-out at the beginning of next

Toyota’s chief rival has yet to reveal its engine or hybrid while Speculation has run rampant the powerplant in Porsche’s LMP1 which has already begun testing.

In the LMP1 Privateer Rebellion’s new R-One prototype use an updated Toyota RV8KLM while HPD recently announced it develop LMP1 engines on its 2.2-liter V6 turbo currently in IndyCar.

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