Toyota reveal their 2008 F1 car: the TF108

Toyota, TF108 launch, 2008Toyota have received a lot of flak in recent years for the poor performance of their cars. Team boss Tadashi Yamashina recently admitted he has two years to get the F1 project back on track.

See below for the first images of the car they hope will Jarno Trulli and Timo Glock closer to the front – the TF108.

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19 comments on Toyota reveal their 2008 F1 car: the TF108

  1. oliver said on 10th January 2008, 22:35

    The only thing that beats the Toyota’s paint job, is last years Honda, and this makes it very difficult to take a quality picture of the car and likewise to discern detail. At least, it no longer has that slab like side pods.
    Altogether a very dull and featureless concept, even the nose bridge wing looks like an afterthought . Lets hope in the absence of traction control, the drivers can make a difference.

    Did someone call it a toy car earlier?

  2. AmericanTifosi said on 11th January 2008, 2:24

    Yawn. If Toyota has to get results in two years they’d better come up with something spectacular, but this sure doesn’t look any faster than the TF107. Then again, they could know something we don’t know…

  3. If you look at the cant angle of the chimney on the side pod it adds to aero resistance, as opposed to McLaren’s that is built-in to the other appendages. That should add drag and a few tenths to their best lap times!

  4. Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 26th January 2008, 22:03

    Five videos from the Toyota launch including interviews with all the drivers are available in the F1 video section:

    F1 video

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