Toyota Gazoo Racing Europe (TGRE) has just posted up a sound clip of their soon-to-be-unveiled Hypercar racer that will be campaigning at the 2021 LeMans and the World Endurance Championship (WEC).

2021 will see the nearly 20-year-old LeMans LMP1 class replaced by the LeMans Hypercar (LMH) regulation, where the racing machines will look more streamlined due to the limited aerodynamic appendages.

Images: FIA WEC Youtube

No mention of the specifications yet, but the Hypercar is expected to have a 2.4-litre twin-turbocharged V6 petrol engine, with regulations limiting the output to 500 kW or 680 hp. All-wheel drive traction is achieved via the hybrid system, with powerful electric motors driving the front axle.

The 2018 GR Super Sport Concept that is expected to be the road-going Toyota Hypercar racer

The LMH regulations also require manufacturers to produce a minimum of 25 units of road-going vehicles that feature the hybrid setup used in the racing car.

TGRE will be unveiling their Hypercar this Friday, with the season opener scheduled on 19 March at the 1000 Miles of Sebring (USA).


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