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Toyota Hybrid TS 030, Electric mode to V8 mode!

The hybrid system starts the engine exiting the pits of the new Toyota Hybrid (TS030)! First EV mode than V8 mode and it sounds absolutely heavenly!!

The Toyota TS030 Hybrid is a motor racing car developed under Le Mans Prototype rules. The car ran at the 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans, with two cars being entered in the LMP1 category, and became the first petrol-powered hybrid car to be entered in the FIA World Endurance Championship.


The car features the Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) regenerative braking device (the Le Mans organisers, ACO, use the alternate name ERS) to charge a supercapacitor. The extra power is directed to the rear wheels. Under the 2012 Le Mans rules they were allowed to use the system at any speed, unlike Audi who had elected to send power to the front, with a restriction to a minimum speed of 120 km/h.