MONZA Circuit 2017 March 31st
The new machine of TOYOTA GAZOO Racing for FIA WEC series 2017 "TS050 HYBRID" will be driven by Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi, José María López (Car #7), Sébastien Buemi, Anthony Davidson, Kazuki Nakajima (Car #8), Stéphane Sarrazin, Yuji Kunimoto, Nicolas Lapierre (car #9 for Rd.2 SPA 6hrs and Rd.3 Le Mans 24hrs)
The one and only goal for the team is to win Le Mans 24hrs which TOYOTA couldn't get for a very very short reach. TOYOTA Higashi-Fuji Development in Japan and TOYOTA Motor Sports in Germany will put more than they have to win the long awaited Le Mans title.
All new fighter
Refined 2.4L V6 Twin Turbo engine is fitted with 8MJ HYBRID system.
The new engine is all remodeled with new cylinder block and new cylinder head as well as other components. Thanks to the remodeling, compression rate is increased to better thermal efficiency. Also turbo charger is resized with new propeller to better turbo response.
HYBRID system is updated as well with smaller MGU (Motor Generator Unit) and high powered lithium-ion battery
Update is not only the engine. New chassis to meet new regulation is with 15mm higher splitter, narrower rear defuser, higher front nose and newly designed side pontoon.
Tyre is also updated with strong relationship with Michelin. New compound and structure to meet regulation as well as new suspension geometry to reduce tyre wear.
All new 2017 TS050 HYBRID has already been tested at Paul Ricard, Aragon, and Portimao with total running distance of 30,000km. Within 5 tests, four 30hrs continuous test was completed.
With all newly refined machine and World Champion/WEC Champion drivers, TOYOTA is ready to fight for the glory against the long time rival Porsche. Open round at Silver Stone is on April 16th.
TOYOTA GAZOO Racing 2017年の勝利を目指す全面改良型TS050 HYBRIDを発表 | 2017年 | プレスリリース | WEC | TOYOTA GAZOO Racing
TOYOTA GAZOO Racingは、2017年のFIA世界耐久選手権（WEC）を戦う、全面改良したTS050 HYBRIDを発表した。3月31日、北イタリアのモンツァ・サーキットにおいて、2017年を戦う改良型TS050 HYBRIDが、チームの代表者と、今季3台のTS050 HYBRIDをドライブするドライバーによって紹介された。toyotagazooracing.com