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Pushing the limits of hybrid in motorsport

Posted on March 29, at 8:37 pm

Toyota Racing has to push the limits of hybrid in motorsport with the launch of its new TS040 Hybrid race The unveiling of the TS040 Hybrid has highlighted the important role testing hybrid technology in the conditions of motorsport plays in Toyota’s hybrid road like the Prius and Camry.

Two Hybrid race cars – developed and manufactured by Toyota GmbH (TMG) in Cologne – compete in this year’s Endurance Championship (WEC), the Le Mans 24-hour endurance in June.

Described as having the most hybrid technology in racing, the Hybrid delivers a maximum boost of more than 18% complying with new regulations cut fuel use by 25%. Output the car’s hybrid system has well over 100 kW (136 ps) to a of 735 kW (1000 ps) by combining a major in electric power with a 3.7-litre V8 petrol engine.

The takes hybrid technology to the level, adding a motor-generator on the axle in addition to a similar at the rear, allowing the system to power to all four wheels. A evolution of the TS030 Hybrid won 5 WEC races over the past 2 the latest powertrain harvests braking energy that is in a super-capacitor and used under to deliver a 480 ps power boost. The TS040 hybrid powertrain, its non-turbocharged V8 engine, was developed at Technical Centre in Japan.

Team president Yoshiaki said the new WEC regulations – which include reductions in maximum as well as improved safety – endurance racing remains the road-relevant discipline in top-level

“We are competing in order to test the hybrid technology in the most motorsport environments, and this has a influence on future road-car he said. “I am very proud data, knowledge and technology regularly from our racing to our research and development colleagues,” he Know-how from Toyota’s WEC program has already been to enhance the company’s hybrid cars with more 6 million hybrids sold the world since the launch of the in 1997.

The move to an all-wheel-drive hybrid Toyota return to a concept has been part of its hybrid development since 2007 the all-wheel-drive Supra HV-R the first hybrid to win an endurance

In developing the TS040, TMG engineers particular attention to airflow the car, reducing drag to better fuel economy increasing downforce and grip to for tyres which are 50 mm narrower last year. The allowable for the Le Mans prototype cars has reduced by 100 mm while the maximum is down by 45 kgs.

Extensive at TMG’s state-of-the-art wind has resulted in an aerodynamically- efficient which is also incredibly thanks to advanced composite and production processes.


A fuel-flow meter will fuel use, with penalties applying if the 3-lap consumption exceeds defined determined by Toyota Racing’s to opt for 6MJ of hybrid capacity per lap of Le Mans.

The Hybrid has completed 12 days of across Europe, covering 18,000 kms. After runs at the Paul Ricard in France, the team plans one session before the 6 Hours of in England next month.

runs are conducted during the too since the TS040 Hybrid be entered in the Le Mans 24-Hour

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