TOYOTA Gt-ONE TS020 n.3
The Toyota GT-One TS020 is a prototype that participated in the 24 hours of Le Mans in 1999. Toyota thanks to the changes to the FIA regulations is registered in the new LM-GTP category, the designer Andrè De Cortanze the aerodynamic lines making the car one of the fastest in the race, where it reached 351 km/h. Ukyo Katayama, Kelichi Tsuchiya and Toshio Suzuki came second at the 1999 Le Mans 24 Hours with the Toyota GT-One TS020 n.3.
The Japanese trio touched the victory, a puncture of a tire one hour from the end forced them to return to the pits to fix the car. Despite being faster than the Winkelhock, Martini and Dalmas winners with the BMW V12 LMR, they did not have the time to recover.
The Toyota after the many punctures during the race were checked in Cologne and it was discovered an aerodynamic fault, which accumulated through the aerodynamic flow debris that caused damage to the tires.
Designed: Andrè De Cortanze
Carbon fibre and Aluminum monocoque
Length: 4840 mm
Width: 2000 mm
Height: 1125 mm
Suspension front: double wishbones
Suspension rear: double wishbones
Brakes: Carbon Fibre Discs
Toyota R36V (T836-9) 3576 cc V8 90° Bi-turbo
Power: 447,4 kW
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive.
Transmission: six speed sequential
Differential: Rear differential lock
Fuel brand: Esso
Fuel Type: Petrol
Tank Capacity: 90 lt
Second at the 24 hours of Le Mans 1999 with drivers Ukyo Katayama, Kelichi Tsuchiya, Toshio Suzuki
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