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TMG EV P002 at the Nürburgring

Toyota Slashes Nürburgring Electric Car Lap Record To 7:22

Toyota has set a new Nürburgring lap record for an electric car using its TMG EV P002 prototype racer. The final time came in at 7:22.329, which is a full 25 seconds faster than the time set by Toyota’s first EV prototype, which set the previous electric car record for the 12.92-mile... read more

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"Your name here" as driver of the No. 22 Dodge Charger? - NASCAR photo

Allmendinger Released From Penske Racing's NASCAR Sprint Cup Team

AJ Allmendinger had it made, driving for The Captain, Roger Penske in NASCAR's premier Sprint Cup Series. He took over from Kurt Busch, who left Penske Racing "by mutual... read more August 1, 2012 by 


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid

Toyota Going High-Tech With Its Interiors

According to trademark applications filed by Toyota, customers may soon enjoy a touch-sensitive dashboard and inductive charging for mobile devices, which could potentially... read more July 27, 2012 by 


 
CEOs of Toyota and Aston Martin - Akio Toyoda and Dr. Ulrich Bez

Aston Martin May Begin Using Toyota Engines: Report

Just a few days back, we brought you news that Aston Martin is seriously considering downsizing engines in its product range. The trick, it seems, is balancing power with... read more July 19, 2012 by 


 
Solar-powered Toyota 2000GT

Toyota Electric Sports Car In The Works: Report

Toyota’s made little secret of its desire to inject some spirit into its lineup by adding some sporty new models to its mix of dependable, albeit somewhat dull, sedans... read more July 12, 2012 by 


 
Toyota Motorsport GmbH’s facility in Cologne, Germany

TMG Ready To Build Virtually Anything From Scratch

It’s very rare these days for an automaker to develop a car completely from scratch. Often, designing and building a car involves sourcing parts from other firms... read more July 10, 2012 by 


 
Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda with BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer

New Details On BMW-Toyota Jointly Developed Sports Car

Late last week BMW and Toyota made the surprise announcement that the two firms would work together on developing the architecture and components for a future sports car... read more July 3, 2012 by 


 
BMW and Toyota to swap green technology

BMW And Toyota To Collaborate On Sports Car Development

At a presentation held today at BMW’s headquarters in Munich, the German automaker together with Toyota announced a further expansion of an original alliance... read more June 29, 2012 by 


 
BMW and Toyota to swap green technology

BMW And Toyota Cooperative Hybrid Deal Imminent: Report

Though most BMW and Toyota owners probably don’t realize it, the two automakers are already partners in developing next-generation lithium-ion battery technology. In... read more June 25, 2012 by 


 
Toyota's TS030 hybrid was quick in the early going - Toyota Racing photo

Toyota Racing Evaluates TS030 Hybrid's First Racing Foray At Le Mans

Toyota Racing came to the 24 Heures du Mans for its first World Endurance Championship race with two TS030 hybrid LMP1 prototypes. They had a good qualifying effort that saw... read more June 21, 2012 by 


 
Toyota Motorsport GmbH’s facility in Cologne, Germany

Toyota And Lexus To Get ‘TMG’ Performance Sub-Brand?

Since Toyota made the tough decision to pull out of Formula 1 racing at the end of the 2009 season, the automaker’s multi-million dollar motorsports facility based in... read more June 20, 2012 by 


 
Toyota TS030 hybrid Le Mans prototype flying through the air at 24 Hours of Le Mans

Davidson’s Toyota Flips In The Air During Le Mans Crash: Video

The number 8 Toyota TS030 LMP1 being driven by Britain’s Anthony Davidson suffered a major a crash just before the five-hour mark of the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance... read more June 16, 2012 by 


 
Dale Earnhardt Jr tests at Michigan International Speedway - NASCAR photo

NASCAR Sprint Cup Teams Test New Michigan Track Surface

For the second week in a row, NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series has had pre-race practice at a recently repaved track. This week it's Michigan International Speedway that hosted the... read more June 15, 2012 by 


 
Hybrid transmission zones for Le Mans - image courtesy ACO

FIA Sets Designated Hybrid Transmission Zones For Le Mans 24 Hour Race

This year's 80th 24 Hours of Le Mans features four hybrid cars on the 56-entry grid, where last year there was only a single hybrid from Hope Racing, using a Flybrid flywheel... read more May 30, 2012 by 


 
Photo courtesy Toyota Racing

Sarrazin Gains Final Seat For Toyota Racing At Le Mans

Toyota Racing filled the final seat for its two-car effort at the 24 Hours of Le Mans next month, naming endurance expert Stephane Sarrazin to drive the No. 8 TS030 Hybrid at... read more May 26, 2012 by 


 
2013 Toyota Camry NASCAR Sprint Cup race car

2013 Toyota Camry NASCAR Sprint Cup Race Car Debuts

Toyota is the latest to unveil its challenger for the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Based on the latest 2013 Toyota Camry, the race car’s introduction marks the... read more May 23, 2012 by 


 
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