Germain Toyota, in Sarasota, FL, announces that Toyota will soon debut the LMP1 hybrid racecar, which will enter the Le Mans 24 Hours race.
Online PR News – 29-December-2011 – – Toyota will soon begin private tests of the LMP1 hybrid racecar at the Paul Ricard race track. Germain Toyota is pleased to announce this news to their customers in Sarasota, FL.
Toyota’s LMP1 racecar is a gasoline hybrid built by Toyota Motorsports GmbH in Germany. This racecar consists of both gasoline power and a hybrid system. It is believed that the LMP1 will be equipped with a 3.4-liter V8 engine and a battery-based hybrid system.
This hybrid racecar will enter in select World Endurance Championship races, including the Le Mans 24 Hours. Le Mans 24 Hours is the oldest sports car race in endurance racing, where cars must be able to run for 24 hours straight without suffering mechanical damage.
Toyota senior managing officer, Tadashi Yamashina, commented that “Toyota Motor Corporation has entered Le Mans before but by using our hybrid technology this time will be a completely new challenge. We want to write a new page in the history of the Le Mans 24 hours, as well as in the FIA World Endurance Championship, through our use of hybrid technology.
Testing of the LMP1 is schedule at the Paul Ricard race track from January 24th through January 27th.
If you would like to learn more about the hybrid technology that Toyota offers, please visit Germain Toyota in Sarasota, FL. Their helpful staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have and can direct you toward the Toyota models that contain hybrid technology. You may also visit Germain Toyota online at http://www.germaintoyotaofsarasota.com/.