Toyota will run their updated TS030 Hybrid at this weekend’s Six Hours of Spa-Francorchamps after testing it at Portimao last weekend. Here are pictures of the revised car:
Alex Wurz, Nicolas Lapierre and Kazuki Nakajima will race the updated 2013 car (#7) while Anthony Davidson, Stephane Sarrazin and Sebastien Buemi remain in the 2012-spec car (#8).
Details on the changes to the car from Toyota:
The updated TS030 Hybrid features modifications to chassis and powertrain, with increased performance, reliability and serviceability the priorities.
A revised aerodynamic package, including an updated monocoque, delivers improved performance whilst minimising the impact of updated regulations in 2013 which increase the minimum weight for manufacturer LMP1 cars by 15kg.
The Toyota Hybrid System – Racing powertrain again uses a unique super capacitor to deliver 300hp of boost automatically, on top of the 530hp generated by a 3.4litre, normally-aspirated V8 petrol engine.
Ahead of a completely new development for 2014 due to regulation changes, Toyota’s Motor Sport Division in Higashifuji has fine-tuned the powertrain to improve power, efficiency, management of component usage and reliability.