Archive for the ‘Toyota’ Category

VIDEO: Playstation GT6 v VLN racecar

Ever wondered how close the virtual world of the Nürburgring on Playstation GT6 is to the real world? Thanks to Dale from Bridge to Gantry we can show you a driver’s eye view answer to that question. And it’s pretty damn remarkable how close, in lap time, the lounge room Toyota GT86 is to the […]

Toyota TMG EV P002 laps Nordschleife in 7:22.329

This plucky little Toyota TMG EV P002 has knocked an astonishing 25 seconds from its own Nürburgring lap record. The new benchmark for electric powered vehicles now sits at a blindingly quick 7 minutes 22.329 seconds. Jochen Krumbach was at the wheel again for this new record and the TMG crew are just a little […]

2012 N24h: Toyota race review

Toyota’s Gazoo Racing team sent three cars to the Nürburgring for the 24 hour race. Heading the list was the #83 Lexus LFA in the SP8 class, supported by a pair of GT86s in the SP3 category. So they’d be pretty happy with their return of two class wins. The Lexus LFA headed the #005 […]

2012 N24h: Toyota preview

Toyota will be racing two of its new back-to-basics GT86 models at the 24 hour race this weekend. They’ve been entered under the Gazoo Racing banner, who are back with a V10-powered Lexus LFA. The Gazoo Racing GT86s have been entered in the SP3 class, while the Toyota Swiss Racing Team will have another two […]

Australian flag at the Nürburgring

Thanks to Toyota Motorsport for this excellent photo of the Aussie flag at the Karussell. We first reported on our national emblem’s appearance at the Green Hell back in 2008. Best guesses tell us the flag first appeared on the armco in 2006, or thereabouts, and it’s been claimed it was painted by local fans […]

Toyota smashes electric lap record

Toyota’s radically styled TMG EV P001 has smashed the lap record for an electric vehicle at the Nürburgring. This is just the third genuine attempt at an EV record around the demanding Nordschleife, following MINI and Peugeot, but Toyota’s lap time of 7 minutes 47.794 seconds is going to take some beating! Jochen Krumbach was […]

Toyota gunning for Nürburgring electric record

Toyota is shouting from its rooftop that it plans to claim a new Nürburgring record for the fastest lap set by an electric powered vehicle. It’s even named the date as well; mark down 29 August. The current electric lap record around the Nordschleife is 9:01.338 set by the radical Peugeot EX1. Toyota’s press release […]