Toyota Gazoo Racing closed its particular LMP1 stage this Saturday in the 8 Hours of Bahrain, the last event in which the Toyota TS050 Hybrid competed. The future of training at the WEC is written in hypercar (LMH) code, as shown by the three-day test that the Japanese firm completed with its new prototype at Paul Ricard. A test that took place in mid-October and in which four of the six official Toyota drivers participated, but of which there were no visual tests until now. With everything, Toyota has already published the first photos of its hypercar prototype.
But nevertheless, early images of Toyota’s LMH show rather little. However, the firm has opted for short shots, focused on its drivers or specific details of the car, which together with the camouflage livery that has been used on its bodywork does not allow us to see what the shapes of the new Toyota car are like for contest the WEC next year. And everything indicates that we will not know the image of the Toyota LMH until January 11, 2021, date chosen by Toyota Gazoo Racing to present its prototype. Only some leak in any of the tests that will be carried out until then can solve the intrigue before.
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Leaving aside the work of Buemi, Hartley, Conway and ‘Pechito’ López in this test and the details of these three days of testing, Toyota LMH images offer very few answers about car design. However, between the camouflage and the close-ups you can see the ‘shark’ fin or rear wing mounts, now equipped with LED optics. In the same way, you can also see the holes in the wheel arches or the new concept of opening the doors of the prototype, although they are not details that can configure a global image of the vehicle.