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Toyota Teases First Images of Le Mans Hypercar

First images of in-development Toyota LMH car revealed following October rollout…

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Toyota has teased the first look at its Le Mans Hypercar from the vehicle’s initial rollout that took place at Paul Ricard last month.

The hybrid-powered prototype, which has yet to be named, tested over three days with current Toyota LMP1 drivers Mike Conway, Jose Maria Lopez, Brendon Hartley and Sebastien Buemi all taking turns behind the wheel.

With 60 days to go until the car’s launch on Jan. 11, Toyota released a set of cryptic images of the previously unseen car in a camouflage livery.

The Japanese manufacturer’s latest racing product is the first car designed to the Automobile Club de l’Ouest’s new LMH prototype regulations to hit the track.

Toyota is expected to carry out further endurance tests, including night running, during the winter ahead of the car’s planned race debut at the 1000 Miles of Sebring next March.

Testing is unrestricted for Hypercar teams leading up to and during their first season of competition in the category, which is replacing LMP1.

Technical details of the car and Toyota’s 2021 driver lineup have yet to be revealed.

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Daniel Lloyd is a UK-based reporter for Sportscar365, covering the FIA World Endurance Championship, Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, among other series.

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