World Endurance Championship 2016

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Re: World Endurance Championship 2016

Post by FW17 » Wed Mar 23, 2016 6:15 pm

Which Circuit is this?
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Re: World Endurance Championship 2016

Post by graham.reeds » Wed Mar 23, 2016 6:30 pm

Lagos?

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Re: World Endurance Championship 2016

Post by NutritionFact » Wed Mar 23, 2016 6:34 pm

..... https://de.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autódro ... do_Algarve


There are more pics of the presentation, check the letters on the tribune, the blue pits.
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Re: World Endurance Championship 2016

Post by Sevach » Wed Mar 23, 2016 7:00 pm

Paintjob aside the new 919 looks a lot like last years model.

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Re: World Endurance Championship 2016

Post by TzeiTzei » Thu Mar 24, 2016 7:41 am

They could do with some more eye catching paint jobs, but I have to say that these cars look like beasts. Can't wait for the season to start.

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Re: World Endurance Championship 2016

Post by chip engineer » Thu Mar 24, 2016 3:47 pm

Sevach wrote:And here is the Toyota.
Interesting technical details:
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2016/03 ... ts050.html
"The TS050 HYBRID features a significant change in powertrain concept. A 2.4-liter, twin-turbo, direct injection V6 gasoline engine is combined with an 8MJ hybrid system..."
"A new generation turbo engine with direct injection is better suited to the current regulations which limit fuel flow to the engine, and provides opportunity to continue technology and knowledge transfer from the track to road cars.

Like Toyota road cars, the front and rear motor-generators recover energy under braking, storing it in a high-powered lithium-ion battery and releasing it as boost for maximum efficiency. The change from super capacitor to battery storage allows the TS050 HYBRID to move up to the more-powerful 8MJ hybrid class.

With the engine contributing 368 kW (494 hp) and the hybrid system contributing the same, combined power for the TS050 is 736 kW (987 hp)."

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Re: World Endurance Championship 2016

Post by Pierce89 » Thu Mar 24, 2016 4:02 pm

The new Toyota looks sweet. They've finally followed Audi and Porsche's front aero concept of maximizing flow through the front and using a front wing instead of just a diffuser.
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Re: World Endurance Championship 2016

Post by Cold Fussion » Thu Mar 24, 2016 5:36 pm

chip engineer wrote:
Sevach wrote:And here is the Toyota.
With the engine contributing 368 kW (494 hp) and the hybrid system contributing the same, combined power for the TS050 is 736 kW (987 hp)."
Where did they get those numbers from since they aren't apart of the quotes from the team. The TS040 was always quoted as having around 1000 hp so does this mean the new turbo charged engine is only as efficient as the old NA engine? It also seems strange that they now say the a DI turbo engine is the way to go yet not 1 or 2 years ago the Toyota engine guy for the TS040 was saying that NA engines can be made as efficient as turbo engines, so what has changed? At least if nothing else, it is1000 hp for 33% longer.

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Re: World Endurance Championship 2016

Post by chip engineer » Fri Mar 25, 2016 2:49 pm

Cold Fussion wrote:
chip engineer wrote:
Sevach wrote:And here is the Toyota.
With the engine contributing 368 kW (494 hp) and the hybrid system contributing the same, combined power for the TS050 is 736 kW (987 hp)."
Where did they get those numbers from since they aren't apart of the quotes from the team. The TS040 was always quoted as having around 1000 hp so does this mean the new turbo charged engine is only as efficient as the old NA engine? It also seems strange that they now say the a DI turbo engine is the way to go yet not 1 or 2 years ago the Toyota engine guy for the TS040 was saying that NA engines can be made as efficient as turbo engines, so what has changed? At least if nothing else, it is1000 hp for 33% longer.
The same power number (~490hp) appears in this article:
http://www.racer.com/wec-le-mans/item/1 ... lmp1-racer

"The new powerplant, which replaces the 3.7-liter normally-aspirated V8 of 2014-15, has a 90-degree vee angle, is a 2.4 liters' capacity and rated at 493hp.
Toyota Motorsport GmbH technical director Pascal Vasselon said: "With the fuel available and taking into account structural considerations, it was a natural step for us to move from a V8 to a small-capacity V6."
The announcement that Toyota would be switching away from normally-aspirated V8 was made at the Le Mans 24 Hours last year. That followed the dramatic outpacing of last year's TS040 Hybrid by its rivals from Audi and Porsche in the Spa WEC round last May.
Vasselon explained that the "development rate and the development potential of a turbo is a bit higher," and "we understood after Spa that we should have made the switch for '15".
"A normally-aspirated V8 can provide good peak efficiency, but in a narrow rev range," he said. "The turbo is able to be much more robust and more consistent in terms of peak fuel efficiency with rpm, temperature and ambient pressure.""

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Re: World Endurance Championship 2016

Post by bdr529 » Fri Mar 25, 2016 2:54 pm

World Endurance Championship’s official pre-season testing has started
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Re: World Endurance Championship 2016

Post by bdr529 » Fri Mar 25, 2016 3:02 pm

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Re: World Endurance Championship 2016

Post by Sevach » Fri Mar 25, 2016 4:56 pm

Quick video on the Toyota.

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Re: World Endurance Championship 2016

Post by tok-tokkie » Fri Mar 25, 2016 5:10 pm

I appreciate that Denso is a stand alone part of Toyota. I find it odd that the car is named Toyota but that name does not appear on it.

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Re: World Endurance Championship 2016

Post by bdr529 » Fri Mar 25, 2016 7:00 pm

tok-tokkie wrote:I appreciate that Denso is a stand alone part of Toyota. I find it odd that the car is named Toyota but that name does not appear on it.
It does say Toyota Hybrid on the engine cover fin, just above the rear tire, that's about it on the car

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Re: World Endurance Championship 2016

Post by bdr529 » Fri Mar 25, 2016 9:58 pm

Practice times from the night session only
For reference last year's best time of the pre-season test was 1m37.220s

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