Beginning in the 2020-2021 season, the top class of the WEC as well as the 24 Hours of Le Mans will be switching its name from LMP1 to Hypercars and consist of two types of vehicles: hypercar-style prototypes and racing versions of road-going hypercars. “Toyota Gazoo Racing is delighted to confirm it will participate in the 2020-2021 season with a hybrid-powered prototype based on the GR Super Sport road car. Both road and race car are undergoing design and intensive development at the company’s technical centers in Toyota City, Higashi-Fuji and Cologne,” said the automaker. Read more for a video about the new regulations and additional information.
“The new rules also stipulate that the cars must have a maximum weight of 1,100 kg (2,425 lbs) and an average output of 550 kW (750 PS/738 hp). They should also be able to deliver an average lap time of 3 minutes and 30 seconds in race conditions. Interestingly, hybrid systems are not mandatory but cars that will adopt this solution will be allowed to have a maximum hybrid system output of 200 kW (270 PS/268 hp),” reports Car Scoops.