Toyota is proving the power of a modern LMP1 car by using its six megajoules of regenerative braking to cook breakfast for 171 people.
Toyota Ts040 Hybrid
Toyota is preparing to defend its title in the FIA World Endurance Championship and take on the likes of Porsche and Audi at Le Mans with the newly revised 2015 TS040 Hybrid LMP1 racing prototype.
The supercapacitor technology in the Toyota TS040 "offers great possibility for production car use." – Amanda Rice, Toyota
Commenting on the rush of events that rocked beginning and end of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Paul Truswell of Radio Le Mans said "the race is about the ability to endure, not just the ability of drivers to do what they do for a long time." The entire race machine, all the way down to the pit boards and radios, has to survive the stress and abuse of the entire day. This was the race to prove those words.
The 82nd running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans is on.
There's a new season of motor racing upon us, and while that doesn't always mean a new crop of cars in every series, in the case of the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship, that's exactly what it means. Porsche recently revealed its new 919 Hybrid and Audi its revised R18 E-Tron Quattro. Now it's Toyota's turn.