Japanese automobile manufacturer Toyota Motor Corporation headquartered in Toyota City, Aichi is eyeing to bring in latest vehicle and grab a ticket on the circuit of the famous Le Mans 24 Hours.
This not the first time that Toyota is building an hybrid version, however the company has set eyes to manufacture new hybrid race car to the track- a new LMP1 prototype, which will be powered by a gasoline hybrid powertrain and will be a teamwork of Toyota Motorsport in Germany and Toyota in Japan.
Both will be taking up their responsibilities like Toyota Motorsport will be designing the chassis of the car, the hybrid gas powertrain will be engineered by Toyota in Japan. Le Mans 24 Hours has been prominent and it is the world’s oldest sports car race in endurance racing, held annually since 1923 near the town of Le Mans, France. However the car will be owned by a new race team organized out of Toyota Motorsport’s Cologne headquarters.
Toyota is also having plans of running this car in several 2012 FIA World Endurance Championship events. The company also believes that competing in different set of events will also help the company to improve its production-car technology. Toyota also acknowledged the FIA (Federation International de I’ Automobile) and ACO (Automobile Club de l’Ouest) for their inputs and assistance to the company.
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