Monday, 9 June 2014

NEWS: Toyota 88C (CA19d) Toyota 88C
CA19d, Le Mans 24hr 1988 have released the next Toyota 88C livery and it's a pretty impressive one at that, the Toyota Tom's Minolta livery from Le Mans 1988.  Beaten by Jaguar, (Jaguar XJR-9) the number 36 88C finished 12th overall after completing 351 laps of the famous Circuit de la Sarthe.

From 'The Toyota 88C is a sports car prototype designed by Toyota in 1988, according to the Group C specifications. The car, designed by Dome, was an evolution of the 87 model. It was powered by a 2.1 liter, water cooled, 680-hp, 4 cylinder turbocharged engine unit, named “3S-GT”, with 16 valves driven by double over head camshaft.

The chassis was an aluminum monocoque, whose composite bodywork was made of carbon fiber and kevlar. Team Toyota Tom's took part in the 1988 Le Mans 24 Hours with an 88C carrying number 36 sponsored by Minolta, a Japanese worldwide manufacturer of cameras, photocopiers, fax machines , and laser printers. The car was driven by Geoff Lees, Kaoru Hoshino and Masanori Sekiya.'

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