Toyota TS050 2018 Hybrid with Strength and Resilience – Toyota has unveiled the 2018 challenger 2018 hybrid TS050 for the World Endurance Championship 2018/2019. The 2018 Toyota TS050 hybrid is designed for the premier LMP1 class, where Toyota is the sole producer after Porsche is out of the class by the end of the 2017 season. Toyota will be the only hybrid to race on a resilience.
Toyota TS050 2018 hybrid is the evolution of the car last year, with major changes improving reliability and small aerodynamic mod. The powertrain is a twin-turbocharged 2.4-liter V-6 paired with an 8 megajoule mega system (MJ) which consists of a motor-generator on each axis. The combined output is 986 horsepower. There are some improvements to the aerodynamic package, despite its strict homologation rules and this car features the first Gentex rear camera to be displayed on the screen inside the cockpit.
Toyota TS050 2018 hybrid has performed strongly in the last two runnings of 24 Hours of Le Mans. In fact, in the 2016 race, the 2018 Toyota TS050 hybrid stopped just minutes from the finish line, allowing Porsche with 919 Hybrid to overtake and win the race.
Driving for Toyota will be Formula 1 star Fernando Alonso. The Spaniard will become a Toyota TS050 hybrid 2018 No. 8 along with Sébastien Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima, replacing Anthony Davidson who will remain as backup and driver development for the team. Second car, with No. racing. 7, will be tested by Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and José María López.