Tag Archives: World Endurance Championship

Toyota debuts Le Mans-inspired GR Super Sport concept

Toyota on Friday presented a supercar concept with a design influenced by the hugely successful TS050 Hybrid Le Mans prototype that competes in the World Endurance Championship. The concept, called the GR Super Sport, was shown for the first time at the 2018 Tokyo Auto Salon tuning fest, where Toyota also presented its latest performance offerings and race...

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Toyota boss hints at Le Mans-inspired hybrid sports car

In announcing on Tuesday Toyota's commitment to future seasons of the World Endurance Championship, as well as the 24 Hours of Le Mans, company president Akio Toyoda dropped a major hint that Toyota might be working on a hybrid sports car utilizing technology derived from the company's Le Mans prototype race cars. “This year, I went to Le...

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Toyota to remain in World Endurance Championship, Le Mans

With Porsche's July announcement of an exit from the World Endurance Championship, both Toyota and organizers of the series were left with the dilemma of there going to be just one manufacturer in the premier LMP1 class next season. The organizers, which include the ACO and FIA, have responded by changing the rules for the LMP1 class. The new rules...

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Toyota readies Le Mans prototype-inspired GR supercar concept

Toyota will use next month's 2018 Tokyo Auto Salon to present a supercar concept with a design influenced by the hugely successful TS050 Hybrid Le Mans prototype that competes in the World Endurance Championship. The concept is called the GR Super Sport, and Toyota says it was built to show how the latest technologies developed for motorsports, namely...

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BMW M8 GTE seen testing at Daytona

BMW unveiled the racing version of its yet-to-be-revealed 8-Series coupe during September's 2017 Frankfurt auto show. The version shown was the M8 GTE, BMW's entry for the World Endurance Championship which includes the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans. That's right, folks. BMW is returning to Le Mans. An M8 GT Le Mans (GTLM) race car is also in...

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Alonso tests Toyota LMP1, Hartley signed by Toro Rosso F1 team

Fernando Alonso is testing the waters in more race series outside of Formula 1 than just the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The Spaniard is already confirmed to be competing in the 24 Hours of Daytona next January, the opening race of the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, and now he's spent some time testing Toyota's TS050...

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Toyota hints at staying in the World Endurance Championship, Le Mans

With Porsche's July announcement of an exit from the World Endurance Championship, both Toyota and organizers of the series were left with the dilemma of there going to be just one manufacturer in the premier LMP1 class next season. The organizers, which include the ACO and FIA, have responded by changing the rules for the LMP1 class. The new rules...

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World Endurance Championship will see Ginetta LMP1 hit the track

British motorsport and engineering firm Ginetta has announced that a team will field two of its new LMP1-spec prototype racecars in the 2018 World Endurance Championship. Still in development, the prototype is expected to be roughly 130 pounds lighter than a current LMP2-spec car. Power, meanwhile, will come from an engine sourced from French firm...

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BMW M8 GTE racer to debut at 2017 Frankfurt auto show

BMW has confirmed it will unveil the racing version of its upcoming 8-Series at next month's 2017 Frankfurt auto show. The version to be shown will be the M8 GTE, BMW's entry for the 2018 World Endurance Championship which includes the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans. That's right...

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Porsche commits to Formula E, ends LMP1 campaign

Porsche on Friday confirmed plans to enter the Formula E Championship with its own factory-backed team starting in the 2019/2020 season, the electric car racing series' sixth. It means Porsche will be entering Formula E at the same time as Mercedes-Benz, though it will be a year later than...

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