Toyota Racing today unveiled the revised TS030 hybrid car which will spearhead the team’s quest for victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours and the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) this season.
Alex Wurz, Nicolas Lapierre and Kazuki Nakajima team up again in the #7 TS030 hybrid. The #8 will compete outside of Le Mans for the first time, with Anthony Davidson, Stéphane Sarrazin, and Sébastien Buemi driving.
The team will again utilise the hybrid system – racing powertrain, developed exclusively for motorsport by Toyota’s Motor Sport Division in Higashifuji.
Ahead of a completely new development for 2014 due to regulation changes, Toyota’s Motor Sport Division in Higashifuji has fine-tuned this year’s powertrain to improve power, efficiency, management of component usage and reliability, it now comes in pure RWD configuration.
Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG), which designs, builds and operates the TS030, has used its extensive R&D testing facilities and experienced engineers to deliver the next evolution.
A revised aerodynamic package, including an updated monocoque, will deliver improved performance whilst minimising the impact of updated regulations in 2013 which increase the minimum weight for manufacturer LMP1 cars by 15kg.