• 2012 Toyota Racing TS030 Hybrid

Toyota Racing has unveiled the first details on the 2012 Le Mans challenger - the new TS030 Hybrid. The race car was built as the successor to the iconic TS010 and TS020 cars which participated at Le Mans with podium success during the 1990s. The Toyota Sport 030 will race at the Le Mans 24 Hours event scheduled for June 16th - 17th, 2012. There will be two cars entering the race.

The new TS030 is powered by a THS-R (Toyota Hybrid System – Racing) powertrain that combines an all-new 3.4 liter normally-aspirated V8 engine with a hybrid system with capacitor storage developed by official team partner Nisshinbo. The car was built on a brand new carbon fiber LMP1 chassis developed and produced at TMG.

The newTS030 Hybrid completed several hundred kilometers, showing an impressive level of reliability and performance for this very early stage in the car’s testing program.

UPDATE 06/04/12: Weeks before its debut at the at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Toyota Racing TS030 Hybrid is now dressed in full racing livery. Toyota even marked the occasion by releasing a new gallery of photos of the car dressed for racing action!


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  (382) posted on 02.29.2012

Its engine is powerful, so I expect it to do good in the race. It seems to me that a spaceship toy has been brought to life, viewing its design.

  (463) posted on 02.21.2012

This is alike to my toy car when I was a child. LOL! I’m just wondering how would it feel playing with the real thing. =)

  (399) posted on 02.10.2012

It’s totally powerful on the concept design. It feels like a jet plane when transformed. I’m expecting a lot from this new model of Toyota if what else is the consequence when it comes to speed performance.

  (776) posted on 02.1.2012

This hybrid race car is fast on the other race car. The headlight was unusual it has a triangular shape, maybe it was brighter than the normal headlights.

  (714) posted on 01.27.2012

May I try this on the speedway. Folks. This is certainly a great race if this Hybrid runs on the circuit. I want to watch a racing tournament.

  (531) posted on 01.26.2012

This race car is cute. The headlights was on the side that was shaped like a triangle. The tires are sure strong. Make it burn more.

  (472) posted on 01.26.2012

Hybrid race car is now on the line. I’m glad that some manufacturers have decided to continuously upgrade some hybrid cars most of it in racing. Great that this car is tested and shows great performance.

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