LeMans 2015 – Toyota TS040 Hybrid Gets New Nose, More Power and New Suspension Setup

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  What the TS040 lacks in outright drama, it clearly makes up for with outstanding engineering and bulletproof reliability. Le Mans 2014 was one of the three World Endurance Championship races that the TS040 Hybrid did not win — but the team cleaned up by going 5 in 8 overall during the 2014 season. This dominance was enough to score Toyota the World Championship titles for the car as well as its drivers — which is certainly an impressive feat. The newly-renamed Toyota Gazoo Racing team wants to keep the winning glory in this 2015 season with the ultimate crowning achievement: an overall win at Le Mans. The field is even more competitive this year, however, with revised rules and revised rivals from Porsche and Audi. Nissan also joins the LMP1 fray for the first time in two decades. So how is the TS040 Hybrid updated from 2014? The usual …

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Geneva 2015 Showfloor – Toyota Rolls Out New Avensis + TS040 Hybrid Racecar

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Toyota’s big news for the Geneva show this year is the new Avensis sedan in wagon — both of which are available in Hybrid versions. The fuel-cell 2016 Mirai is also represented, along with the 2015 WEC Champion racecar: the TS040 Hybrid. We have not yet seen Toyota Motorsport GmbH’s 2015 entry, which is likely to be updated modestly versus the car shown here. Seeing a full LMP1 car in person is almost always exciting, though. They are huge in width and length, but almost impossibly low. Even the new design with a full roof could pass under most toll-booth gates without the bar rising. Geneva 2015 Showfloor – Toyota You May Also Like:2016 Toyota Avensis Sedan and Estate Coming to Geneva; Showing New Prius Nose?   Toyota’s latest Avensis is coming to the Geneva auto show next month, with a nose that wears a striking new split-arrow LED emerging …

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