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Four-generations of Toyota Le Mans prototypes at 2014 Goodwood Festival

Four-generations of Toyota Le Mans prototypes at 2014 Goodwood Festival image

Text: / Photos: Toyota Press | posted March 21, 2014 11:28

A gathering to see Toyota's passion for race car design and technology

For the first time, Toyota will bring together its four Le Mans race car at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed from June 26-29. Toyota will showcase the progress of their Le Mans race cars progress from the TS010 of early 90’s through this season's contender - the TS040 Hybrid - which will be unveiled on March 27. The Japanese automaker says the gathering/homecoming will provide an avenue to see how Toyota has consistently pushed the boundaries of race car design and technology.

Toyota Racing driver Anthony Davidson demonstrate TS040’s speed and handling on the hill climb course.

The TS010 which campaigned in the 24-hour race during the 1992 and 1993 championship will be joined by the TS020 that is more commonly known as the Toyota GT-One. The TS020 was the first Toyota Le Mans race car to be computer designed and the automaker says it broke new ground with its carbon fiber monocoque chassis and twin-turbo V8 engine.

The Toyota TS010 Le Mans race car

The Toyota TS020 Le Mans race car

In 2012, Toyota made its come back to Le Mans and the FIA World Endurance Championship with the TS030 Hybrid race car. The vehicle has showcased the advanced hybrid power technology by garnering five pole positions and ten podium finishes that include five race victories.

The Toyota TS030 Le Mans race car

Toyota Motorsport will also display the TMG EV P002, an electric car that can deliver 477PS. Moreover, the festival will also welcome the Imperial Toyota Hilux that managed to achieve a class victory and fourth place overall in this year’s Dakar Rally in South America, piloted by Giniel de Villiers and Dirk von Zitzewitz.

Toyota Motorsport’s TMG EV P002 car

The Imperial Toyota Hilux