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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 the No. 8 car of Anthony Davidson, Stephane Sarrazin and Sebastien Buemi in third place on the 56-car grid, with the No. 7... read more

June 21, 2012 by 
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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 

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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 

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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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Driver Change For Toyota Racing TS030 Hybrid Prototype At Le Mans

Toyota Racing undertook a "functionality test" for the TS030 Hybrid chassis at Magny Cours road circuit in France last week, with Alex Wurz and Nicolas Lapierre at the wheel... read more May 8, 2012 by 

2012 Toyota RAV4 EV

Production 2012 Toyota RAV4 EV Unveiled

Though just 2,600 RAV4 EVs will be sold over the next three years, the vehicle's unveiling today at the Electric Vehicle Symposium in Los Angeles marks an important milestone... read more May 7, 2012 by 

This is why you don't ignore flat tires. Image: WTAE

Driving Tip: You Can't Ignore A Flat Tire For Long

Life isn’t always fair, and things don’t always go as planned. Drive long enough, and you’ll eventually get a flat tire, likely at the worst possible... read more May 4, 2012 by 

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Toyota Supra Successor To Go Hybrid, Mid-Engine And AWD?

With the recent launches of the LFA supercar, Scion FR-S and a much sportier Lexus GS sedan, it’s clear the desire to build emotionally-styled, fun-to-drive cars has... read more May 4, 2012 by 

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Toyota Racing Resumes TS030 Hybrid Testing

After damaging its first TS030 Hybrid monocoque in testing at Paul Ricard circuit in France earlier in the month, Toyota Racing announced it'll return to testing on Friday... read more April 30, 2012 by 

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Busch Banks Fourth Straight Richmond Spring NASCAR Sprint Cup Race

Maybe they should rename the spring NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race at Richmond International Raceway? Kyle Busch won his fourth straight Saturday night at the 3/4-mile... read more April 29, 2012 by 

2012 Toyota Tacoma TRD T/X Baja Series Package

2012 Toyota Tacoma TRD T/X Baja Series Priced From $34,450

After teasing its Tacoma TRD T/X Baja Series Package as a thinly-veiled concept at the 2011 Texas State Fair last September, the package is now just a month out from its... read more April 26, 2012 by 

2012 Toyota NS4 plug-in hybrid concept

Toyota Working On Mood-Sensing Cars

We may soon be able to drive cars that will know if we’ve had a rough day or whether we’re about to fall asleep behind the wheel. That’s the premise of new... read more April 19, 2012 by 

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Guilty Pleasure: Toyota Space Cruiser

All of these Guilty Pleasures episodes and not one Toyota? We need to fix that deficit pronto! As the owner of a vintage forward-control Detroit van, I tend to approve of... read more April 18, 2012 by 

Toyota TS030 HYBRID Le Mans prototype

Toyota Racing Postpones WEC Entry After Accident

Toyota Racing has had to postpone its entry in the FIA World Endurance Championship due to a testing crash last Wednesday, April 4 on the Paul Ricard circuit in south France... read more April 11, 2012 by 

2014 Toyota RAV4 spy shots

2014 Toyota RAV4 Spy Shots

In late 2010, Toyota revealed its RAV4 EV prototype, which will enter limited series production in the second half of this year. It will be a short run for the regular RAV4... read more April 10, 2012 by 

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Toyota Considering World Rally Championship Return: Report

With newcomers MINI and Volkswagen set to enter the World Rally Championship in the coming years, rival automakers including some of the sport’s previous greats are now... read more April 10, 2012 by 


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