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Motorsports
Toyota amalgamates motorsports divisions under Gazoo Racing

Toyota is bringing its various overseas racing activities under the common banner of Gazoo Racing and the purview of its new Motor Sports Group, coordinating the company's various racing activities around the world.

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Xcar gets Lexus LFA serviced at TMG

Toyota Motorsport GmbH has been tasked with running the company's F1, WEC and WRC efforts. But it also serves as the European service center for the Lexus LFA, so Xcar stopped by to check it out while it was in Cologne.

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Xcar tours Toyota's Secret Racing Collection

F1, Le Mans, rally, hillclimbs... Toyota Motorsport GmbH has done it all, and keeps almost all of its machinery in a hall underneath one of its wind tunnels. Xcar swung through Cologne, Germany, to check it all out, and thankfully didn't forget to bring a video camera or two along.

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Toyota announces GT86 CS-R3 rally car

Toyota Motorsport GmbH has developed cars for all manner of racing, up to and including Formula One and Le Mans. But it got its start back in 1979 in rally competition, winning four drivers' and three manufacturers' titles in the World Rally Championship. And now it's announced a new rally car.

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TMG Lexus LS Sports 650 destined for production after 2015?

There's little question that Lexus has succeeded in challenging its German rivals in the luxury marketplace. And with the LFA, it has proven that Japan can build a world-class supercar. What's left blank is the space in between.

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Toyota readying TMG performance sub-brand?

"We are currently discussing sport lines for Toyota models. There is an appetite for Toyota to do credible performance cars."

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TMG's super Lexus LS Sports 650 gets track tested

The people at Toyota Motorsport GmbH have been responsible for the Japanese automaker's motorsports efforts since the 1970s, but since Toyota pulled out of Formula One after the 2009 season, the tuning shop has been developing a super sedan based on the Lexus LS called Damon Lowney

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TMG still developing Lexus LS Sports 650 [w/video]

If you're going to make a super sedan, you'd better do it in Germany. That's where Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz do it, along with third parties like Alpina, Brabus and G-Power, among others. Deutschland i

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Toyota readies refreshed TMG EV P002 for Pikes Peak

Last year, Toyota won the electric title at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with the Toyota Motorsport GmbH EV P001 in a time of 10 minutes, 15.380 seconds for the 12.42-mile uphill course. For the 91st running of the demanding event, which will take place at the end of June, TMG is coming back with the EV P002, once a

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Lexus LS 650 TMG prototype headed for Essen

If the newly improved 2013 Lexus LS is aimed at taking on the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, then it sounds like Lexus might have a new model in mind to take on the monstrous S65 AMG.

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TMG emerging as Toyota's version of AMG?

Toyota is getting serious about building performance versions of its current models. The manufacturer hopes to turn Toyota Motorsport GmbH, the crew behind the Toyota Le Mans effort and the automaker's now defunct Formula One team, into a factory-backed tuner. TMG currently handles almost everything motorsport related for Toyota with the exceptio

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Toyota snags Davidson, Buemi to drive TS030 at Le Mans

F1 drivers typically have a shelf life shorter than what you otherwise might call a career. As the constant stream of new, young drivers usurps existing F1 seats, you're left with a wealth of talent available to contest other forms of motorsport. That's how you end up with former grand prix pilots in other series like IndyCar, DTM and even Noah Joseph

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Toyota begins testing new hybrid LMP1

The sudden departure of Peugeot from the Le Mans racing scene came as quite a shock, we know. But don't count the inaugural FIA World Endurance Championship – or the famed 24-hour race at its center – out for the count before it's eve

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Toyota begins testing new hybrid LMP1

The sudden departure of Peugeot from the Le Mans racing scene came as quite a shock, we know. But don't count the inaugural FIA World Endurance Championship – or the famed 24-hour race at its center – out for the count before it's eve

Toyota's former F1 team re-emerges as engineering consultancy

The shutdown of Toyota's Formula One program should have resulted in a mass layoff of the team's personnel, right? Well it didn't. While some may have gone their separate ways, others have been hired; and despite the essential absence of an actual F1 program, Toyota Motorsport GmbH is still alive and keeping plenty busy.