TOYOTA HYBRID TS050 n.8

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Description

TOYOTA HYBRID TS050 n.8

HISTORY

The Toyota Hybrid TS050 n.8 is the prototype with which Toyota has managed to win its first 24 hours of Le Mans in 2018. At the end of the 2017 World Endurance Championship the Porsche announces the withdrawal, the Japanese manufacturer instead continues its adventure and program together with the FIA ​​the changes to the technical regulation that will start from 2020 with the abolition of the LMP1 prototypes and the introduction of the Hypercar.

Buemi, Nakashima and Alonso win with the Toyota Hybrid TS050 n.8 the 24 hours of Le Mans 2018, for the trio is the first success of the classic French race. In second place comes the twin car n.7 of Kobayashi, Conway and Lopez, while in third place the Rebellion RB13 n.3. The race saw the duel between the two Japanese cars that took turns for the whole race, up to 5 hours from the end when the safety car created a gap between the two cars to the advantage of the n.8. During the season the n.8 also won the 6-hour Spa opening round of the Super Season 2018/2019.

CHASSIS

Toyota TS050
Carbon fibre composite
Length: 4650 mm
Width: 1900 mm
Height: 1050 mm
Brakes: Carbon Fibre Discs ventilated
Tyres: Michelin

ENGINE

Toyota 2400 cc V6 direct injection twin-turbo Hybrid
Power: > 368 kW (> 500 hp)
Hybrid: > 368 kW (> 500 hp) High-powered lithium ion battery developed by Toyota
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive, all-wheel drive via KERS on the front axle.
Transmission: Sequential, hydraulically activated 7 speed sequential racing transmission
Differential: Rear mechanical locking differential
Tank Capacity: 35,2 kg
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Winner 24 hours of Le Mans 2018 with drivers Sebastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakashima, Fernando Alonso
Race winner: 6 hours of Spa-Francorchamps 2018, 1000 km of Sebring, 6 hours of Spa-Francorchamps 2019
The winner FIA World Endurance Championship Super Season 2018/2019

Additional information

Manufacturer

Toyota

Race

24 Hours of Le Mans

Year Race

2018

Driver

Alonso Fernando, Buemi Sebastien, Nakashima Kazuki

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