IndyCar road course ace Mike Conway will get behind the wheel of Toyota’s TS040 LeMans hybrid at Texas next month, helping the team fight for the WEC title!
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The 2016 Toyota Supra is taking shape behind the scenes, and it looks like the new sporty coupe will feature a 350 hybrid 4 cyl – from German carmaker BMW!
The next-gen Toyota Prius has been delayed six months to ensure engineers can maximize MPG. Is that all that’s going on here though? Methinks not.
Kaz Nakajima’s history-making Toyota TS 040 Hybrid was forced to retire just before the 15 hour mark at the storied French race, gifting the lead to Audi.
The ultra-fast # 7 Toyota TS 040 racer crashed its way out of contention at LeMans 2014 when it collided with the # 3 Audi R18 e-tron Quattro in the wet.
LeMans 2014 is shaping up to be a serious surprise all around. The Audis seem less dominant. The Porsches seem fast but fragile. Who will win? Toyota?
Toyota is studying the concept of “hover” cars that float just above the roadways, as a way to dramatically improve fuel economy.
Starting this fall, 208 nickel metal-hydride batteries taken from Toyota Camry hybrids will be re-purposed for use at the Lamar Buffalo Ranch in Yellowstone.
Performance hybrids are all the rage with the well-heeled, but the common man must still rely on forced induction to get his horsepower kick. Toyota could change all that though, confirmed a rumor that has been batted around for awhile now. A Toyota GT86 hybrid is indeed “in development” according to one executive, though that doesn’t mean it’s heading for production.
For more than ten years the Toyota Prius has been the overwhelming champion of fuel-efficient cars, with no competitors coming even close to its 50 mpg combined mileage. But the competition among fuel-efficient cars has grown exponentially in the past few years, and in order to stay on top Toyota needs to deliver more efficiency for less money, with a goal of 55 mpg.
At next month’s Frankfurt Motor Show, Toyota will roll out a new performance concept called the Hybrid-R. The latest teaser reveals that the concept will have around 400 horsepower and be based on a current production model. And judging from the teaser shot, that model is probably a…Yaris.
With nearly 20 million new cars sold in 2012, China represents far and away the largest automotive market on the planet. This has automakers around the world working to build cars specifically for the Chinese market, including Toyota, which introduced a six-seater hybrid concept that isn’t called the Prius. I wonder why?
While hybrid car technology was once seen as a boring-but-effective method of improving gas mileage, automakers the world over are waking up to the performance potential of gas-electric hybrids. Toyota in particular is reportedly building a hybrid version of its GT86 sports car with a hybrid drivetrain that boosts both power, and fuel economy.
Once upon a time, Toyota built a badass turbocharged sports car called the Supra. Alas, a new Supra has not been sold in the U.S. since 1998, though Toyota fanboys have been pining away for one. Well a new Supra could arrive around 2017, and more importantly, this Supra could get a turbocharged four-cylinder engine coupled with a hybrid drivetrain producing more than 400 horsepower.
In Japan, Toyota’s Prius C, which is the subcompact version of the Prius, is called the Aqua. Toyota has developed a more aesthetically sporty conceptual version of it called the Aqua G, with more aggressive styling, an adjusted suspension, and some other things that make it more appealing to young people.
Another day, another round of green news from around the web, and today we’ve got some real interesting stuff. Making the rounds around green news websites this morning; a huge airship that could replace trucks in the Arctic, GM and Chinese automaker SAIC ink an EV deal, and the world’s oldest pair of Levis jeans.