Toyota TF104B

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Active: 23-07-2004 - 2004
Team: Toyota Motorsports GmbH

The TF104B is the first 'creation' of technical director Mike Gascoyne at Toyota, who came over from Renault F1 during the winter. He therefore had little or no influence in the core design of the Toyota TF104. Now with the B version, the team hopes to see an improvement of their performance, and hope to race for regular point finishes during the rest of the season. The new car sports new aerodynamic improvents such as a new diffuser, largely revised sidepods with new chimneys, a new nosecone, front wing and a mid-wing like at Ferrari.

Furthermore, the team is happy to see their engine evolute at the same time. The Toyota engine department managed to get a new specification of the RVX-04 ready in time for the introduction of this car at Hockenheim 2004. The engine upgrade represented a 2.5% power increase and still displayed the same high level reliability that was present in the season.


Chassis code: TF104B
Material: Carbon fibre
Transmission: Toyota seven-speed semi-automatic titanium gearbox
Front suspension: Push rod with torsion bar
Rear suspension: Push rod with torsion bar
Dampers: Sachs/Toyota
Wheels: BBS Magnesium, front: 13in x 13in, rear: 12.5in x 13.7in
Tyres: Michelin Pilot
Brakes: Brembo
Electronics: Magneti Marelli
Battery: Panasonic

  • Wheelbase: 3090mm
  • Total Length: 4627mm
  • Front Track: 1425mm
  • Rear Track: 1411mm
Weight: 600kg including driver
Engine Code: RVX-04
Angle: 90° V10 / 3000 cc
Spark Plugs: Denso
Fuel and Lubricants: Esso
Maximum horsepower: Around 900 bhp