Prius, Schmius. There’s one Toyota hybrid that’s relevant to our interests, and it’s the brand new Toyota Gazoo Racing TS050 Hybrid Le Mans prototype. This is the third car Toyota has built for the World Endurance Championship’s top LMP1 class, and the car that carries the hopes for another season championship.
Nissan’s weird, wonderful and long-nosed LMP1-class Le Mans prototype still just isn’t there on pace, so the team is opting to hold off on racing until they’re happy with it. That means focusing on testing and skipping the World Endurance Championship races in the meantime.
Aston Martin Racing's spent late 2010 and early 2011 developing a turbocharged, direct-injection inline six to power its new, open-cockpit Le Mans prototype race car. It's here. But does it stand a chance against the diesels?
Peugeot has been making big waves in the world of Le Mans Prototype racing this year with their new-from-stem-to-stern Peugeot 908 HDI. The cars have been running well in the pre-test for this year's race at Le Mans, but as driver Marc Gene shows us here, accidents happen — at 170 MPH and into a wall. Apparently the…