From left to right, first and second row are the same cars: Toyota-31 (Haryanto, Vikander, Isagara), Toyota-32 (Ellis, McGraw, von Stossenmeister), and TOM’S-32 (Ito, Sato, Kirasagi), who will be sponsored by Castrol for another 3 years following a contract re-signing.

[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.]

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Just in time for Samurai Saturday, meet the Toyota TS070 H2 Plus G, a hydrogen fuel-cell racer. Comments about the build are welcomed.

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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.

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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?