Toyota 88C n.36 twelfth in the 24 hours of Le Mans 1988

TOYOTA 88C n.36

TOYOTA 88C n.36

HISTORY

The Toyota 88C n.36 is a prototype that competed at the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1988. Designed by the Dome the new model of the Japanese manufacturer, it replaced the Toyota 87C of the previous year. While maintaining the same engine, the 88C had a new aerodynamic shape.

Geoff Lees, Karoru Hoshino and Masanori Sekiya at the wheel of the Toyota 88C n.36 arrived twelfth in the 24 hours of Le Mans 1988, very far from the winner.

CHASSIS

Toyota 88C
Carbon fibre composite
Length: 4720 mm
Width: 1990 mm
Height: 1040 mm
Brakes:Ventilated discs
Tyres: Bridgestone

ENGINE

Nissan 3S-GTM Straight 4 2140 cc
Power: 507 kw
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive.
Differential: Rear differential lock
Transmission: March 85T five speed Manual
Tank Capacity: 100 lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Twelfth in the 24 hours of Le Mans 1988 with drivers Geoff Lees, Karoru Hoshino, Masanori Sekiya

Toyota Hybrid TS040 n.8 third in the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2014

TOYOTA HYBRID TS040 n.8

TOYOTA HYBRID TS040 n.8

HISTORY

The Toyota Hybrid TS040 n.8 is a prototype that participated in the 24 hours of Le Mans in 2014. The Japanese manufacturer after two years of training, modified the model TS030, especially in the hybrid part, which differed from the previous system also expanding the front wheels.

Sebastien Buemi, Nicolas Lapierre and Anthony Davidson with the Toyota Hybrid TS040 n.8 arrived third at the 2014 Le Mans 24 Hours after a great comeback. The Japanese team after the successes at the start of the season at Silverstone and Spa, was the favorite for the French classic, but Lapierre’s mistake at the beginning of the race that forced the mechanics to a long repair and the withdrawal of the twin car for an electrical problem while he was clearly in command, and the dreams of their first victory at Le Mans faded. The Audi R18 e-tron quattro n.2, with Treluyer, Lotterer and Fassler won the race with their regularity. In the next race in America, Lapierre made a mistake that compromised the victory, which led to the team’s decision to move away from the driver. Buemi and Davidson also took part in the Fuji and Shangai races and WEC World Champion 2014 were graduated. While the Japanese team won the constructors’ title in the LMP1-H category.

CHASSIS

Toyota TS040
Carbon fibre composite
Length: 4650 mm
Width: 1900 mm
Height: 1050 mm
Brakes: Carbon Fibre Discs ventilated
Tyres: Michelin

ENGINE

Toyota 3700 cc V8, aspirated Hybrid.
Power: > 500 kW
Hybrid: > 480 kW High powered lithium ion battery developed by Toyota.
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive, all-wheel drive via KERS on the front axle.
Transmission: Transversal with seven speed sequential.
Differential: rear drive locking.
Tank Capacity: 68,5 litre
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Third in the 24 hours of Le Mans 2014 with drivers Sebastien Buemi, Nicolas Lapierre, Anthony Davidson
Race winner: 6 hours of Silverstone 2014, 6 hours of Spa-Francorchamps 2014, 6 hours of Fuji 2014, 6 hours of Shangai 2014.
Winner the World Endurance Champion 2014 drivers Sebastien Buemi, Anthony Davidson

Toyota 88C n.37 twenty-four in the 24 hours of Le Mans 1988

TOYOTA 88C n.37

TOYOTA 88C n.37

HISTORY

The Toyota 88C n.37 is a prototype that competed at the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1988. Designed by the Dome the new model of the Japanese manufacturer, it replaced the Toyota 87C of the previous year. While maintaining the same engine, the 88C had a new aerodynamic shape. For 1988 the team hired Paolo Barilla, winner of the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1985 with the Porsche 956.

Paolo Barilla, Hitoshi Ogawa and Tiff Needell at the wheel of the Toyota 88C n.37 arrived twenty-fourth in the 24 hours of Le Mans 1988, very far from the winner.

After the two retreats of 1987 caused by technical problems, Toyota ended the race with both cars. The car with the yellow and black livery of the sponsor Taka-Q, started from the tenth position and cut the finish line in twenty-fourth position with one hundred eleven laps from the Jaguar XJ-R9 LM n.2 of Lammers, Dumfries and Wallace winners of the race.

CHASSIS

Toyota 88C
Carbon fibre composite
Length: 4720 mm
Width: 1990 mm
Height: 1040 mm
Brakes:Ventilated discs
Tyres: Bridgestone

ENGINE

Nissan 3S-GTM Straight 4 2140 cc
Power: 507 kw
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive.
Differential: Rear differential lock
Transmission: March 85T five speed Manual
Tank Capacity: 100 lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Twenty-four in the 24 hours of Le Mans 1988 with drivers Paolo Barilla, Hitoshi Ogawa, Tiff Needell

Toyota hybrid TS050 n.6 24 Hours of Le Mans 2016

TOYOTA HYBRID TS050 n.6

TOYOTA HYBRID TS050 n.6

HISTORY

The Toyota TS050 hybrid is the third LMP1 car produced by the Japanese company since its return to the endurance category. The car completely revolutionized by the previous TS040, is equipped with a twin-turbo 2.4-liter V4 engine combined with an 8mj hybrid system. The hybrid system generates its power by recovering energy from the braking system at the front and rear by means of an ion lithium battery.

The car won the second place in the 24 hours of Le Mans in 2016 with the number 6 of Sarrazin, Kobayashi and Conway, touching once again the victory of the race with the number 5, which stopped three minutes from the end of twenty-four hours complaining of a loss of power of the hybrid system. In the World Endurance Championship he obtains the best result with the 6-hour victory of the Fuji with the number 6 piloted by Sarrazin, Kobayashi and Conway.

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 seven speed sequential racing transmission
Differential: Rear mechanical locking differential
Tank Capacity: 62,5 lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Second at the 24 hours of Le Mans 2016 with drivers Stephane Sarrazin, Kamui Kobayashi, Mike Conway
Race winner: of 6 hours of Fuji 2016

Toyota Gt-one TS020 n.3 second at the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2003

TOYOTA Gt-ONE TS020 n.3

TOYOTA Gt-ONE TS020 n.3

HISTORY

The Toyota GT-One TS020 no.3 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.

Katayama, Tsuchiya and 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.

CHASSIS

Toyota TS020
Carbon fibre and Aluminum monocoque
Length: 4840 mm
Width: 2000 mm
Height: 1125 mm
Brakes: Carbon Fibre Discs
Tyres: Michelin

ENGINE

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
Tank Capacity: 90 lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Second at the 24 hours of Le Mans 1999 with drivers Ukyo Katayama, Kelichi Tsuchiya, Toshio Suzuki