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The ground-up refresh behind Toyota's new Le Mans challenger

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Toyota's new GR010 contender for the World Endurance Championship's Hypercar era has little in common with the LMP1 TS050 that preceded it. But within the confines of the scaled back new rules, its latest challenger will be no less formidable a prospect

It looks like a Toyota, and to the untrained eye it could be an LMP1. Yet the machine that will carry the Japanese manufacturer's hopes in a brave new era for the World Endurance Championship starting this year is a very different beast to the line of prototypes that preceded it.

The Toyota GR010 HYBRID developed to the new Le Mans Hypercar regulations is all new, save for the odd switch and sensor. It had to be, because there's a new ruleset with a new philosophy.

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