Pininfarina P4/5 Competizione Could Get Hybrid Power

Pininfarina P4/5 Competizione Could Get Hybrid Power
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Folks once scoffed at the idea of a hybrid race car, but with Toyota announcing its TS030 Hybrid car for the 24 Hours of Le Mans and Porsche already well on the hybrid race car bandwagon, it might not be too much of a stretch to believe these rumors that the Ferrari-powered, Pininfarina-designed P4/5 Competizione… Continue Reading...

Toyota Hybrid Le Mans Race Car Revealed

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Toyota Hybrid Le Mans Race Car Revealed
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The dominating diesels will have a fuel economy foe at this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, thanks to a new hybrid race car from Toyota. Set to compete in the top-tier LMP1 class later this year, the first photos of the hybrid electric drive prototype have hit the net, thanks to a tweet by… Continue Reading...

Toyota Prius GT300 Race Car is Mean and Green: 2012 Tokyo Auto Salon

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Toyota Prius GT300 Race Car is Mean and Green: 2012 Tokyo Auto Salon
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Racing a Prius might sound like the start of a joke, until you see this. Unveiled at the Tokyo Auto Salon in Japan, this Toyota Prius is fully prepped and sporting its race livery. Significantly wider and lower than a factor model, this Prius is designed to compete in Japan’s Super GT racing series starting… Continue Reading...

Toyota Partners with ORECA for Hybrid Le Mans Race Program

Toyota Partners with ORECA for Hybrid Le Mans Race Program
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In the world of motorsports, it’s nearly impossible for a new team to come out of the box and be competitive. So what is a novice group that is looking for success to do? Simple, partner with one of the most successful teams in the sport. That is exactly what Toyota is doing by partnering… Continue Reading...

Peugeot 908 HYbrid4 To Take The Challenge To Toyota In LMP1

Peugeot 908 HYbrid4 To Take The Challenge To Toyota In LMP1
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The only Japanese manufacturer to ever win the prestigious 24-Hours of Le Mans so far has been Mazda with its 787B. Toyota has been wanting to change that for nearly two decades now. Their last effort in the LMP1 class failed, but next year they’ll be back with a vengeance, using a hybrid racer. Not… Continue Reading...

Honda Insight Rally Car Deemed Too Fast To Race

Honda Insight Rally Car Deemed Too Fast To Race
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The world’s greenest race car has been banned from racing—for being too fast. God forbid. Like the great race cars of history, kneecapped for being too dominant, the Oaktec Honda Insight joins the Porsche 917 and Brabham BT46 as one of the quick yet misunderstood motorsport legends. Developed for Formula 1000 rallying, the hybrid Insight… Continue Reading...

Ken Block to Pilot a Hybrid in Gymkhana Four?

Ken Block to Pilot a Hybrid in Gymkhana Four?
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Whether you know Ken Block from his infamous Gymkhana videos, or his other antics, there’s no denying his penchant for causing a stir among automotive enthusiast. And this time he got a lot of people’s attention simply by posting a photo on his Facebook profile and adding this as its caption: “Testing one of my… Continue Reading...