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Toyota Reveals 1000PS TS040 Hybrid Endurance Racer

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Toyota Reveals 1000PS TS040 Hybrid Endurance Racer

Toyota Racing has revealed the TS040 Hybrid endurance racing car and its revised driver line-up for the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship.

With a maximum power of 1000PS – 520PS from a 3.7-liter petrol engine and 480PS from two electric motors/generators located on each axle – the TS040 Hybrid is one of the most advanced racing hybrids.

Developed specifically for the revised WEC technical regulations, which put a particular focus on fuel economy, the new Toyota Hybrid system has to deliver a 25 percent reduction in fuel usage compared to 2013. Savings are achieved through powertrain, aerodynamics and driving style efficiencies.

2014 Toyota TS040 HYBRID pit stop front - doors open

The TS040 Hybrid features an Aisin AW motor-generator on the front axle complementing 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 to the Nisshimbo super-capacitor. During acceleration, the motor/generator reverses its function, acting as a motor to deliver a 480PS power boost.

2014 Toyota TS040 HYBRID top view side

That four-wheel-drive hybrid power is linked 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.

Designed, developed, manufactured, built and operated by Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG) in Cologne, Germany, the TS040 Hybrid chassis represents a major evolution on the TS030 Hybrid and embraces regulation changes which see maximum width reduced by 10cm and a series of safety items introduced.

The driver line-up for the 2014 season includes Alex Wurz, Stéphane Sarrazin and Kazuki Nakajima on the #7 car, with Anthony Davidson, Nicolas Lapierre and Sébastien Buemi in the #8 car. The TS040 Hybrid made its track debut at Paul Ricard on 21 January and has subsequently completed 12 days of testing across Europe, covering around 18,000km.

by Mircea Serafim (my Google+) - Friday, March 28th, 2014 - filed under Motorsport, News, Toyota. Image credit: .
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