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At a remarkable press conference held at Circuit de la Sarthe in western France on June 9, the distinguished Chairman of Toyota Motor Corporation, Akio Toyoda, unveiled an extraordinary prototype, the “GR H2 Racing Concept,” showcasing the potential of hydrogen engine vehicles in the world of racing. This groundbreaking revelation comes as the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO), the esteemed organizer of Le Mans 24 Hours, recently announced its decision to include hydrogen-engine vehicles in addition to fuel cell electric vehicles in the hydrogen category of the renowned race.
In his address at the press conference, Toyoda extended his heartfelt congratulations to ACO for the centenary celebration of the legendary Le Mans 24 Hours endurance race. He also expressed gratitude for the invaluable opportunity to refine Toyota’s cars through this prestigious event.
Toyota’s journey towards perfecting hydrogen-engine technology can be traced back to the Super Taikyu Series, where the hydrogen-engine Corolla made its debut in the 2021 season’s Round 3. Since then, Toyota has been pushing the boundaries of its capabilities, competing in the IDEMITSU 1500 SUPER ENDURANCE 2022 at Thailand’s Chang International Circuit in December 2022 with the same car. Through these motorsport endeavors, Toyota has not only sharpened its engineering prowess but has also collaborated with like-minded partners from both within and outside the automotive industry to advance the production, transportation, and utilization of hydrogen, contributing to the realization of a carbon-neutral society.
Building on this momentum, Toyota is committed to further advancing its efforts in developing exceptional, motorsports-inspired vehicles and driving the transition towards a carbon-neutral future. With great enthusiasm, Toyota eagerly anticipates embracing the challenge of the next generation of Le Mans 24 races.
During the upcoming Le Mans event, visitors can witness the extraordinary “GR H2 Racing Concept” firsthand at ACO’s dedicated “H2 Village” exhibition, held at the race venue. The prototype will be on display from Friday, June 9, starting at 9:30 a.m. local time until Sunday, June 11, offering an up-close experience of Toyota’s groundbreaking hydrogen-powered innovation.