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Sunday, March 30, 2014

The new Toyota hybrid racing car

Toyota showed its newest racecar, TS040 Hybrid, which will compete in the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship. The Le Mans race.

The design integrates the car's all-wheel drive hybrid system capable of issuing power 513 horsepower, along with a 3.7 L V8 petrol engine race car so that the total power 986 horsepower.
Toyota new hybrid racing car, TS040. (Picture from: http://www.pcmag.com/)
TS040 has been adapted to the new WEC technical regulations that must reduce fuel use by up to 25 percent. There is a significant increase in power with the hybrid motors in the front and rear axles, Toyota said as quoted from page Leftlanenews.
Front view of TS040 hybrid racing car. (Picture from: http://www.inautonews.com/)
TS040 Hybrid introduces an electric motor at the front of the Aisin AW complemented with Densi units at the rear. The electric motor braking force combines with traditional mechanical brake to save energy. Power is transferred via an inverter to Nisshimbo super capacitor.

Four-wheel drive hybrid system is connected to the normally-aspirated V8 engine, which was developed by the Motor Sports Unit Development Division, in Higashifuji, where the new technology that's where generas Toyota birth.
Rear three quarter of TS040 hybrid racing car. (Picture from: http://www.imotortimes.com/)
Design, development, assembly, construction and operation conducted by Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG) in Cologne, Germany. Chassis TS040 Hybrid TS030 Hybrid is the evolution of the changes following the existing regulations. Toyota TS040 Hybrid is also discriminate debut at Paul Ricard on 21 January. Tested for 12 days to pass around Europe, and travel as far as 18,000 kilometers.
TS040 has a mission to compete with rival manufacturer teams such as Audi and Porsche, with a few races before the main event, the 24 Hours of Le Mans on June 14, 2014. "It is difficult to determine the position of strength as the match," said Anthony Davidson, Toyota TS040 team driver. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | LEFTLANENEWS]
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