1998-1999 Toyota GT-One

Images courtesy and copyright Lee Self and Toyota Team Europe
Text copyright Michael J. Fuller

The Toyota GT-One was revolutionary for its new interpretation of the rules and interesting execution of design details.  Making little pretenses of being a 'GT' car, it clearly was a pure bred prototype and subsequently the GT1 class became LMGTP.  The GT-One certainly surprised but ultimately it never won a race during its short career.  Regardless of its lack of a winning record, to this day, the GT-One embodies certain design details that put the car in a class of its own. 
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1999 Toyota GT-One Specifications
Designer: Andre de Cortanze
Layout: Mid-engine, rear-wheel drive
Monocoque: Carbon fiber and aluminum honeycomb monocoque
Engine: V8, twin turbocharged (Garrett)
Displacement: 3578 cc
Horsepower: 600 bhp @ 6000 rpm
Torque: 479 lb-ft. @ 6000 rpm
Gearbox: TTE six-speed sequential
Clutch: Sachs quad-plate carbon
Suspension: (f&r), Double wishbone, pushrod
Brakes: (f&r), Carbon ventilated discs, AP Racing six-pot calipers
Wheels: 18" Speedline forged magnesium
Tires: Michelin Radial
Length: 4840 mm
Width: 2000 mm
Height: 1125 mm
Wheelbase: 2850 mm
Front Overhang: 1000 mm
Rear Overhang: 990 mm
Track Front: 1600 mm
Track Rear: 1644 mm
Weight: 903 kgs. (1999 Le Mans average)
Tank capacity: 90 liters
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