Toyota Reveals Updated Racer in Search of Le Mans Glory

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Last year, Toyota faced disappointment competing in the 24 Hours of Le Mans with its TS030 Hybrid, but finished off the race season strong, claiming two victories and looking to topple Audi’s reign this year.

Toyota Racing has done plenty of work in the off season, and has debuted its first video of the updated TS030 Hybrid race car for the 2013 race season. The TS030 will compete in the 2013 FIA World Endurance Challenge, which will include this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours. The car combines a 530 hp, 3.8L V8 with a hybrid system that contributes an additional 300 hp of electric boost.

SEE ALSO: Toyota TS030 Hybrid Wins Second Race in a Row

Undoubtedly the team will not be satisfied until it claims a victor at the Le Mans 24 Hours race. Watch the video below of the car in action with Paul Ricard, and interviews with drivers Alex Wurz, Anthony Davidson, and Sebastian Buemi.

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GALLERY: 2013 Toyota TS030 Hybrid

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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