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Toyota Unveil new car+high hopes

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Toyota unveiled their new car TF107 which they will use in the 2007 F1 Season yesterday on January 12 2007. 2007 will be their sixth season in formula one , and the other five seasons have went painfully without victory for them , but i am sure they would be wanting to change statistics.

Browsing their site i also noticed that Kingfisher Airlines is now a sponsor of the Toyota Formula One Team , Kingfisher is an emerging Indian airline for those caught unawares.

Toyota TF107 Car Photo

Tsutomu Tomita Toyota F1 Boss said that their aim was to secure a victory this season and that he expected that the toyota will be able to match Ferrari, McLaren and Renault as far as pace goes.

Toyota TF107 Car Photo

John who is the president of Toyota F1 team added

“Looking at race pace and qualifying pace, we were closing the gap on Renault towards the end of the season, but Ferrari were still in front.

“Although the results didn’t show it, I think we are now capable of running with the top teams in terms of speed.”

Toyota TF107 Technical Specifications

Monocoque construction: Moulded carbon fibre and honeycomb construction
Fuel Tank: ATL safety cell
Front suspension: Carbon fibre double wishbone arrangement, with carbon fibre trackrod and pushrod.
Rear suspension: Carbon fibre double wishbone arrangement, with carbon fibre toe link and pushrod.
Dampers: Penske
Wheels: BBS forged magnesium
Tyres: Bridgestone Potenza
Brake calipers: Brembo
Brake master cylinders: Brembo
Braking material: Hitco (carbon/carbon)
Steering: Toyota power-assisted steering
Steering wheel: Toyota carbon fibre wheel with Toyota / Magneti Marelli instrument
Driver seat: Carbon fibre construction, moulded to driver??(tm)s shape
Driver restraints: Takata
Driver HANS device: Toyota design
Electronic systems Toyota / Magneti Marelli
Transmission: 7-speed unit plus reverse
TF107 Technical Specifications
Wheelbase: 3090mm
Overall length: 4530mm
Overall width: 1800mm
RVX-07 Technical Specifications
Designation: RVX-07
Number of cylinders: 8
Capacity: 2398cc
Horsepower: Approximately 740bhp
Revolutions: Maximum 19,000rpm, as required by FIA rules.
Valve actuation: Pneumatic
Throttle actuation: Hydraulic
Spark Plugs: DENSO
Fuel: Esso
Lubricants: Esso

We wish the Toyota Formula One team all the best in getting that elusive victory and hold our breaths for the other Formula One car launches scheduled this month. The F1 season is getting heated up !!!


Written by Formula One Addict

January 13th, 2007 at 5:59 am

Posted in formula one,Toyota

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