[Toyota’s new TS070 is an evolution of the hydrogen fuel cell TS060, which itself is a bold departure from the more conventional hybrid TS050 that won Toyota their first Le Mans race outright in 2016. Banking on from extensive (and top-secret) testing and the driving talent of Rio Haryanto in Toyota-31 (which won last year’s 12 Hours of Sebring and Petit Le Mans) to carry them past a thick field of faster teams from Nissan, Ferrari, Mazda, Matra, and Panoz and for a second win—the first, they hope, with hydrogen power.]
Just in time for Samurai Saturday, meet the Toyota TS070 H2 Plus G, a hydrogen fuel-cell racer. Comments about the build are welcomed.
I finally got around to building a LEGO car in Tiny Turbo scale, thanks in large part to Flickr user //PROTOTYP, who dropped his 2015 Le Mans cars just as I was binge-watching both Truth in 24 films and races in Sebring and Le Mans from 2009 onwards.
This is the thrd in a now 16-part preview for a fictional 100th running of the endurance classic, where 48 (!!!!!!!!!) cars from 16 (!!!!!!!!!) manufacturers tackle the Circuit de La Sarthe and try to outlast each other for 24 hours.
The plan is to make all 48 cars, both individually and as a team, then pop Bluerender to get them rendered before this year’s Le Mans race. Vignettes, studio shots and on-site shots will come up by then. Oh, and did I mention that I will post instructions for all of the cars come race day?