The Toyota GR H2 Racing is a hydrogen hybrid hypercar, it will compete at Le Mans
Toyota’s Gazoo Racing unit unveiled the GR H2 Racing concept, designed to compete in the new hydrogen car category of the Le Mans race
Toyota’s Gazoo Racing unit has unveiled the GR H2 Racing concept, designed to compete in the new hydrogen car category of the 24 Hours of Le Mans race. The automaker doesn’t disclose the specifications, but the philosophy behind the project is clear: it’s a zero-emissions racing car “that can spend more time in the race and less time fueling up,” summarizes the Engadget website.
Toyota does not specify if and when a competition-ready GR H2 will take to the track. The vehicle was created for “future competitions,” the brand claims. Toyota is likely to further refine the concept before taking it to a Le Mans race .
Engadget also reminds us that Toyota is no stranger to low- or zero-emission motor racing. The brand has been competing with a hydrogen-powered Corolla in the Super Taikyu series in Japan since 2021, and its GR010 hybrid hypercar took the top two overall podium spots at last year’s Le Mans. In short, a hydrogen car specially designed for the Le Mans 24 Hours naturally continues an innovative approach to motorsport rooted in time.
While confirming Toyota’s new commitment in the electric segment, the Toyota CEO recently reiterated that he sees hydrogen technology as a valuable resource for overcoming the challenges of next-generation mobility. The GR H2 Racing is a strong signal in this direction.