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

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

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