Toyota has built a 1,000-horsepower race car TS040 Hybrid

March 29, 2014 at 4:24 pm

Actively promoting hybrid propulsion in motorsports, Toyota built and officially unveiled its new car TS040 Hybrid, which this year will perform at the 24-hour Le Mans endurance race and the World Endurance Championship 2014 (WEC). The car is a prototype evolved TS030 Hybrid, but received a number of improvements and upgrades to improve your chances of winning and meet more stringent rules. The main competitors will be German Japanese hybrids Audi and Porsche.

Toyota TS040 Hybrid front image

Toyota TS040 Hybrid front image


In the motion racing car driven with 3.7-liter V8 petrol engine capacity of 520 horsepower and a pair of motors 480 horses. Electric motors are mounted above the front and rear axle, and in the center between them placed supercapacitors. The first electric motor also acts as a generator, and the braking energy is fed by an inverter in supercapacitors. In moments of accelerated accumulation of energy is transmitted to the front wheels, while the rear wheels rotate due to the internal combustion engine and an electric motor to a second, integrated into the gearbox.

Toyota TS040 Hybrid back photo

Toyota TS040 Hybrid back photo

Championship WEC will expose two cars running pilot Alexander Wurz, Nakajima and Katsuk Stephen Sarrazin (car number 7) and Sebastien Buemi, Nicolas and Anthony Davidson Lyaperru (car number 8).

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