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Why is Toyota developing a new hypercar?

On Friday Toyota announced it would build a hypercar and that development has already begun. On Sunday, the Japanese automaker finally won the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Don't for a second think these two developments aren't related. When Toyota showed the Gazoo Racing Super Sport concept at the Tokyo Motor Salon in January, some were left scratching their heads...

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Toyota confirms hypercar development, likely based on its Le Mans race car

Toyota, the manufacturer best known for its vanilla sedans and crossovers, confirmed it has plans for hypercar. It will likely be based on its Le Mans-winning LMP1 racer. More specifically, Toyota previewed its idea for a hypercar with the Gazoo Racing Super Sport concept first shown at the Tokyo Motor Auto Salon this past January. The GR Super Sport...

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Right for left: New Toyota Supra headed to NASCAR, reports say

Toyota is no stranger to motorsports. Both on-road and off, Toyota serves up racing products that compete strongly all over the globe. Here in America, the premier road-racing series has a somewhat unconventional, conventional Toyota entry: the Camry. Toyota has raced a Camry in the NASCAR Xfinity Series and Monster Energy Cup Series (including previously...

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New study names Toyota most valuable car brand

Japanese automaker Toyota rose to the top in the latest brandZ study to become the most valuable car brand for 2018. The latest study contrasts a Brand Finance study earlier this year, which named Mercedes-Benz as its most valuable car brand. According to the brandZ study, the Toyota brand is worth just shy of $30 billion. Mercedes-Benz is ranked second...

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Cody Walker brings a Toyota Supra to Jay Leno’s Garage

You're in for a special episode of “Jay Leno's Garage” today. Cody Walker, the youngest brother of the late Paul Walker, visits Jay Leno and the comedian's famous garage with a 1993 Toyota Supra. But this isn't any old Supra. It's a right-hand-drive example shipped from Japan, probably not overnight, and the car looks to be in good condition...

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Japanese automakers partner on solid-state batteries in EV race

Japan's major automakers and battery manufacturers have teamed up with their government to fast-track the development of solid-state batteries. The automakers include Toyota, Nissan and Honda, who have joined forces with Japanese battery manufacturers Panasonic and GS Yuasa in the program, the Nikkei reported on Sunday. Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade...

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Alonso tastes victory with Toyota at 2018/2019 6 Hours of Spa

It's been five years in the making but Fernando Alonso on Saturday finally tasted victory again in top-level competition. Driving for Toyota, the Spaniard won the opening round of the 2018/2019 World Endurance Championship, the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, together with teammates Sébastien Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima in the No. 8 TS050 Hybrid. The...

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Toyota plans self-driving test site for emergency maneuvers

Toyota on Thursday revealed plans to build a dedicated test site for self-driving cars. The site will be located within the 1.75-mile oval test track of the Michigan Technical Resource Park at Ottawa Lake, Michigan and span approximately 60 acres. It will include congested urban environments, slick surfaces and a four-lane divided highway with high-speed...

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Watch the FJ Company restore a Toyota FJ40

Vintage SUVs are a big business right now. Icon was ahead of the trend when it came to establishing a market for restored classic utility vehicles. Now there are a few companies out there ready to exchange a perfectly restored vintage brute for a healthy sack of cash. One of them is The FJ Company of Miami, Florida, and we're pretty sure you can guess what...

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Jay Leno thinks the Toyota Prius is a future classic

Will first-generation Toyota Prius models cross auction blocks for big bucks in the future? Car enthusiast and comedian Jay Leno believes so. Leno has a valid argument for why some cars turn into collector items. Foremost, it's what a particular generation grew up with, he told Business Insider in an interview published last Friday. The cars in which...

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