Go to Ultimatecarpage.com

 lmp Ultimatecarpage.com  > Cars by brand  > Japan  > Toyota
Racing cars  > LMP
     TS040 Hybrid
Car search:
Quick Advanced 
Cars statistics: 6127 cars, 497 makes, 41264 images; Events statistics: 288 reports, 61290 images; Forum statistics: 92,058 members, 44,136 topics; more...

  Toyota TS040 Hybrid

  Article Image gallery (72) Specifications User Comments (1)  
Click here to open the Toyota TS040 Hybrid gallery   
Country of origin:Japan
Produced in:2014
Engine type:Hybrid
Designed by:Toyota Motorsport GmbH
Predecessor:Toyota TS030 Hybrid
Successor:Toyota TS050 Hybrid
Source:Company press release
Last updated:March 27, 2014
Download: All images
Page 1 of 2 Next >>
Click here to download printer friendly versionTOYOTA Racing has revealed the TS040 HYBRID car and revised driver line-up which will take it into the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship - and into a new era of hybrid motorsport.

With 480PS of four-wheel-drive hybrid boost in addition to the 520PS 3.7litre petrol engine, the TS040 HYBRID, launched today at Paul Ricard, has a maximum power of 1000PS and represents the most advanced hybrid technology in racing.

The move to a four-wheel drive hybrid sees TOYOTA return to a concept which has been part of its racing hybrid development since 2007, when the four-wheel drive Supra HV-R became the first hybrid to win an endurance race, the Tokachi 24 Hours.

The new TOYOTA HYBRID System - Racing powertrain has been developed specifically for the revised WEC technical regulations, which put a particular focus on fuel economy. A 25% reduction in fuel usage compared to 2013 is required, with savings achieved through powertrain, aerodynamics and driving style efficiencies.

A fuel flow metre will monitor fuel usage and penalties will be applied in the race if the three-lap average consumption exceeds defined limits. The fuel allowance is determined by the level of hybrid capacity each team commits to; TOYOTA Racing has opted for 6MJ of hybrid capacity per lap of Le Mans.

Working together with official partner TOTAL, TOYOTA Racing's engineers have found further efficiencies and performance through the use of specialist TOTAL lubricants.

The new, more open regulations have allowed TOYOTA Racing to implement a major increase in hybrid power, with an AISIN AW motor-generator on the front axle added to complement the DENSO unit on the rear.

Under deceleration, the motor-generators apply braking force in combination with traditional mechanical brakes to harvest energy, which is transferred via inverter (AISIN AW at the front, DENSO at the rear) to the NIssHINBO super-capacitor. During acceleration, the motor/generator reverses its function, acting as a motor to deliver a 480PS power boost.

That four-wheel-drive hybrid power is allied to a normally-aspirated V8 engine, both having been developed by Motor Sports Unit Development Division at the Higashifuji technical centre, where next-generation TOYOTA road car technology is born.

Page 1 of 2 Next >>

  Article Image gallery (72) Specifications User Comments (1)