The Japanese car manufacturer Toyota came with the goal to win the endurance classic 24 Hour of Le Mans for the third time in a row - and to give the Toyota TS050 Hybrid a proper farewell. Because the two-time winner of the LMP1 from the years 2018 and 2019 should start at the Circuit de la Sarthe for the last time. After the 735 kW / 1,000 hp four-wheel drive racing car was still two laps before the victory in 2016, it became a series winner from the 2018 season, which could now secure the coveted hiking trophy permanently: The concept of the racing stable from Cologne worked well: The Toyota TS050 with the starting number 8 won the 88th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Congratulations on this sucess wishes the team from ck-modelcars.de and refers to the matching modelcars of the vehicle.
Because these - just different in detail and printing than the current winner - are available in the webshop. Spark released the miniatures in the scales 1:43 and 1:18, which have an outstanding finish and meet exactly the appearance of the TS050. The Hybrid-racing car already has its place in the history books: It is not only the first Le-Mans-Winner from the house of Toyota but also the fastest car on the traditional race track of all times. Kamui Kobayashi secured the pole position in 2017 with the record lap time. The efficiency is also impressive: The Toyota TS050 Hybrid wins back 60 percent of the breaking energy, which corresponds to a hybrid boost of 3,000 megajoules (MJ) over the course of a 24-Hour-Race and an increase of 150 percent compared to 2012. The fuel consumption has decreased about 35 percent since then.
This year, Toyota competed against four other LMP1-racing cars. Beside the title defense in Le Mans it is also about the triumph in the FIA endurance world championship: The 24 Hours form the penultimate run of the season 2019/20 of the WEC. At Le Mans, Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and José María López took place in the number 7; in the already twice victorious No. 8 Brendon Hartley as well as Sébastien Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima, who have won Le Mans in the last two years at Le Mans. The starting number 8 reached the finish line after 387 laps in front of the Rebellion R13 and the third-placed Toyota TS050 with the starting number 7. In fifth place was the Oreca 07 from United Autosports, thus the class winner of the LMP2; Fourth place went to the second Rebellion R13. Regardless of whether it is 1:43 or 1:18, the two Toyota will definitely honor the triple winner!