Toyota is going racing in the World Endurance Championship’s new hypercar class . The Japanese company confirmed on Friday that it will participate in the new race class for the 2020-2021 season.
The automaker’s announcement came after final technical details and regulations were presented in Le Mans, France, earlier today. Toyota’s commitment to the new class also follows Aston Martin, which confirmed it will race a Valkyrie in the hypercar class . Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus also confirmed its involvement last year.
Toyota GR Super Sport concept Toyota GR Super Sport concept
Toyota said it welcomes the challenge of new rivals in the hypercar class. The company has been a force to be reckoned with and the last manufacturer standing in the outgoing LMP1 class with its TS050 Hybrid Le Mans prototype.
"Thank you to the ACO and FIA for their hard work in finalizing these regulations, which we hope will bring about a new golden age of endurance racing, with several manufacturers fighting for Le Mans and the FIA World Endurance Championship," Shigeki Tomoyama, Gazoo Racing Company President, said.
Each manufacturer that partakes in the class will need to homologate 25 road cars, which points back to Toyota’s previous announcement that it will build a new hypercar . In the second season, automakers will need to build 100 road cars.
The photos Toyota provided of its future Le Mans hypercar race car feature the Gazoo Racing Super Sport concept first shown at the Tokyo Motor Auto Salon in 2018. While the concept wore […]