Pushing endurance
to the edge

Innovating our next-generation Hybrids in the WEC

The cutting-edge FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) has it all: 1,000 hp engines, 330 km/h top speeds and neck-breaking g-forces. For TOYOTA GAZOO Racing, that makes it the perfect test bed to develop our next-generation hybrids.

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

GR Super Sport Concept

The ultimate in power and environmental performance

The next-generation GR Super Sport Concept car incorporates hybrid technology honed in the WEC.

It represents the start of our new challenge to develop sports cars directly from our active race cars, as part of our quest to make ever-better cars through competition. The ultimate in power and environmental performance.

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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.

A winning combination

Two-time Formula 1 World Champion, Fernando Alonso, will drive a TOYOTA GAZOO Racing TS050 HYBRID in the 2018-19 WEC season. He will make his debut at Spa-Francorchamps, and finally fulfil 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

Meet the team

Driver 1
Car: #7

Driver: Mike Conway
Country: UK 
WEC starts: 37 
WEC wins: 2

Driver 1
Car: #8

Driver: Sébastien Buemi
Country: Switzerland
WEC starts: 43
WEC wins: 10

Driver 1
Car: #7

Driver: Kamui Kobayashi
Country: Japan
WEC starts: 26
WEC wins: 1

Driver 1
Car: #8

Driver: Kazuki Nakajima
Country: Japan
WEC starts: 37
WEC wins: 7

Driver 1
Car: #7

Driver: José María López
Country: Argentina
WEC starts: 8
WEC wins: 0

Driver 1
Car: #8

Driver: Fernando Alonso
Country: Spain
WEC starts: 0
WEC wins: 0

2018-19 WEC Calendar

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