Winner of Le Mans 24 Hours

Winning is only the start of our race

After 388 intense laps of the Circuit de La Sarthe in France, two TS050 HYBRIDS took first and second place at Le Mans 2018. It’s a historic moment for Toyota and, at the 20th attempt, well worth the wait after so many decades’ work.

Although it’s the oldest and most prestigious endurance race, the win is only the start of a new challenge. To improve further. To increase power, improve efficiency, reshape, remould, in a never-ending pursuit to improve our hybrid technology. The toughest challenges are those that drive us forward.

Why Hybrid?

Hybrid staying power

The incredible TS050 HYBRID delivers extraordinary speeds and remarkable fuel efficiency.

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Engine:
2.4-litre V6 direct-injection twin turbo
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Hybrid system:
Toyota HYBRID - System Racing (THS-R)
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Top speed:
Over 330 km/h
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Battery:
Super-lightweight, lithium ion
The ultimate in power and environmental performance

With Toyota’s first and second at Le Mans 2018, the hybrid technology in the next-generation GR Super Sport Concept car is truly race-tested. Now its technology is proven at the environmental and performance extremes, we begin another challenge. 

Directly from the active race cars, its hybrid technology honed in the heat of competition, we aim to develop more exciting sports cars. Regardless of changes in electronic and digital technology in the years ahead, we’re fully committed to making the cars you love to drive. The finish line is also the start - of our future production line.

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Powertrain Specifications
Twin-Turbo direct injection V6 engine
2,400cc
Combined power: 735kW/1000ps (Engine + Hybrid Motors)
Toyota Hybrid System – Racing (THS-R)

“I am strongly determined
to make sure that cars will
be fun for the next 100 years”
Akio Toyoda

Track limits, road learnings

We learn a lot at the limit. From energy recovery to battery cooling and downsizing, the WEC helps us significantly progress the development of our hybrid road cars.

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Destination WEC 2018-19

For TOYOTA GAZOO Racing, 2017 had it all, euphoric victories, epic battles, painful defeats and valuable lessons.

Meet the team

Our multinational team combines a wealth of motorsport experience from around the world. Joining the team for the 2018-19 WEC season is two-time Formula 1 World Champion, Fernando Alonso, who finally fulfils his life-long ambition of competing for victory at Le Mans.

“TOYOTA GAZOO Racing will do its
best, together with Fernando, to
outdrive the competition.”
Akio Toyoda

Driven: Mike Conway’s story

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing driver, Mike Conway, shares a story of sacrifice and setback and a passion for racing that has driven him from the very beginning.

Driver 1
Car: #7

Driver: Mike Conway
Country: UK 
Best achievement: Winning at Monaco, Macau and Long Beach circuits

Driver 1
Car: #8

Driver: Sébastien Buemi
Country: Switzerland
Best achievement: Winning the 2014 World Endurance Championship

Driver 1
Car: #7

Driver: Kamui Kobayashi
Country: Japan
Best achievement: F1 podium finisher. 2017 Le Mans pole position winner

Driver 1
Car: #8

Driver: Kazuki Nakajima
Country: Japan
Best achievement: 2014 Le Mans pole position winner

Driver 1
Car: #7

Driver: José María López
Country: Argentina
Best achievement: Winning the 2014, 2015, 2016 World Touring Car Championship

Driver 1
Car: #8

Driver: Fernando Alonso
Country: Spain
Best achievement: Two-time F1 world champion

2018-19 WEC Calendar

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