More noise, less lift… The first on-board images taken on board the Toyota GR010, the Japanese brand’s new weapon in the World Endurance Championship (WEC), are rich in lessons. The craft, responding to the unique Hypercar category, makes his competition debut this weekend at the 6 hours of Spa-Francorchamps, on the occasion of the opening round of the 2021 season.
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Equipped with a 3.5-liter thermal V6 and an electric motor placed on the front wheels, the prototype differs radically from the TS050 victorious at the 24 hours of Le Mans in 2018, 2019 and 2020. Goodbye long periods of deceleration on the momentum when entering and incredible traction when exiting a bend. Make way for more academic driving, where the speed at the point of rope remains high and where the braking takes on more classic gaits.
Take a seat alongside Kazuki Nakajima during free practice for the 6 hours of Spa-Francorchamps. The race will be broadcast by L’Equipe and Eurosport this Saturday. Departure at 1:30 p.m.
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Chassis: carbon monocoque
Thermal engine: V6 petrol, 3.5-liter, twin-turbo, 680 hp
Electric motor: front motor-generator, 272 hp, lithium-ion battery
Transmission: four-wheel drive, electric at the front, thermal at the rear, 7-speed semi-automatic transmission in transverse position
Dimensions (m) : 4,90 x 2,00 x 1,15
Weight (kg): 1,040
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