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AddREPORT: Toyota Supra HV-R GT hybrid coming to LeMans

Toyota Supra HV-R GT - Click above for high-res image gallery

19REPORT: Toyota Supra HV-R GT hybrid coming to LeMans

Toyota Supra HV-R GT - Click above for high-res image gallery

AddHybrid Toyota Supra HV-R wins Tokachi 24 hrs

Toyota can now lay claim to having fielded the first hybrid vehicle to win an endurance race. The Denso SARD Supra HV-R won the Tokachi 24-hour race in convincing fashion, finishing 19 laps up on the second place car for a total of 616. The hybridized Super GT-spec Supra took the pole, lead all day, and opened up a significant gap in the final hours of the competition. It also had the fastest lap of the event. Powered by a 4,4480cc 3UZ-FE V8 augmented with a regenerative braking system, in-wheel

7Hybrid Toyota Supra Wins Tokachi 24-Hour race

UPDATE: New high-res shots of race action added to gallery below

4Denso SARD Supra HV-R takes the pole at Tokachi 24

The Denso SARD Supra HV-R, a former Super GT racer modified to run with a hybrid powertrain, has taken the pole position for today's 2007 Tokachi 24-hour endurance race, which will be well underway by the time you read this. Toyota Team SARD competed with a hybrid in the event last year, a Lexus GS450h that finished 4th in class and 17th overall. The Supra HV-R is a different breed of cat entirely, however, and assuming it doesn't experience any mechanical problems or on-track mishaps, it looks

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