The Japanese based automaker Toyota and its motorsport division have recently presented their latest creation, the hybrid race car which will run on the 24 Hours of Le Mans this year.
After Peugeot has officially announced that it will retire from the 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race and it will focus instead on selling new cars because of the economical crisis in Europe, the Japanese based automaker Toyota has officially revealed the first images with the hybrid race car to run in the competition. According to the car manufacturer, the Toyota hybrid made for Le Mans is powered by a petrol engine, helped on the way by an electric motor.
Even if the Toyota Le Mans Hybrid race car has been revealed, details about it are kept a secret but chances are that the performance figures will be announced soon. Toyota says that the hybrid powerplant will be fitted on a new developed chassis according to the LMP1 specifications, which will be made at the company’s headquarters in Cologne, Germany, by Toyota Motorsport, while the hybrid powertrain will come from Japan, from the Toyota Motor Corporation. Sadly we don’t have any other details on the 2012 Toyota Le Mans Hybrid race car and until the competition starts you can watch the few images launched by the manufacturer below.