Presented below is the Toyota TS050 Hybrid ‘number 8’, the winning car of the 2018 Edition of the 24 hours of Le Mans. After a turbulent history and many attempts for a Le Mans win, Toyota finally managed to pull off a 1-2 win at the 2018 race, with Sébastien Buemi (Switzerland), Fernando Alonso (Spain) and Kazuki Nakajima (Japan) at the steering wheel. The winning car seen here did that by completing 388 laps and a total distance of 5286.888 kilometers driven, providing Japan’s second win at the historically significant race (with Mazda’s 787B winning previously in 1991) .
Another impressive feat of the car type was that on the 15th of June 2017, Kamui Kobayashi broke the record lap time at 3:14.791 during the 2017 qualifying sessions with the ‘number 7’ car. This was the fastest lap since chicanes were added to the Mulsanne Straight in 1990.
As seen in the gallery, the car has not been washed, with the typical signs of weathering seen on all 24h of Le Mans racing cars after the completion of the race. Take special note of the seperated rubber which attached itself around the wheel wells during the.