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Toyota GR010 hybrid Le Mans hypercar prototype debuts

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The reigning world champions and three-time Le Mans winners will defend its titles against new manufacturer competitors using a racing version of the upcoming hypercar road car.

 

Toyota Gazoo Racing begins a new era of endurance racing with the debut of its all-new GR010 hybrid Le Mans Hypercar, which will compete in the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). The reigning world champions and three-time Le Mans winners will defend their titles against new manufacturer competitors using a racing version of the upcoming hypercar road car, featuring powertrain technology developed in the TS050 hybrid and highlighted via new Racing Hybrid branding.

A new livery includes the iconic GR lettering indicates a strong link between race & road cars from the Toyota stable.

The prototype racer was developed over the last 18 months in partnership by engineers at the team’s headquarters in Cologne, Germany, and the electric hybrid powertrain experts in Japan. The racing prototype takes inspiration from the GR Super Sport hypercar which made its public debut during a demonstration run and ceremonial trophy return at the 2020 Le Mans 24 Hours and is currently in development. A new livery includes the iconic GR lettering indicates a strong link between race & road cars from the Toyota stable.

The GR010 hybrid incorporates a powerful four-wheel-drive racing hybrid powertrain, with a 3.5-litre V6 twin-turbo engine, providing 680bhp to the rear wheels and combining with a 272bhp motor-generator unit, developed by Aisin AW and Denso, on the front axle. Total output is capped meaning the GR010 hybrid’s electronics reduce engine power according to the amount of hybrid boost deployed. Toyota Gazoo Racing will participate without a rear motor-generator unit (MGU), with the single permitted MGU located on the front axle. This means a starter motor must be fitted on the GR010 hybrid while fully hydraulic rear brakes are also required.

The GR010 hybrid incorporates a powerful four-wheel-drive racing hybrid powertrain, with a 3.5-litre V6 twin-turbo engine, providing 680bhp to the rear wheels.

For the first time, the top class of WEC and Le Mans will feature a balance of performance, meaning organizers will modify the performance of each car on a race-by-race basis, regulating energy usage and weight, targeting identical performance potential from each Le Mans Hypercar. Those battles will be fought over six races on three continents, beginning with the 1000 miles of Sebring on March 19 prior to the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps on May 1 and the season highlight, the Le Mans 24 Hours on June 13. The first World Championship endurance race in Monza since 1992 takes place on July 18 before trips to Fuji Speedway on September 26 and Bahrain on November 20, all of which are six-hour contests.

 

Source: INDIA TODAY

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