COLOGNE, Germany – During a social media reveal of their 2021 FIA WEC contender, Toyota Team Principal Hisatake Murata described what went into building the car for the new Hypercar category, which replaces LMP1. “This took years of work for our engineering and design team,” he continued, “it’s definitely not our TS050 LMP1 with a new nose we whipped up a couple months ago.

I mean, how crazy would it look if we, Toyota, didn’t build a brand new car where we’ll face zero competition for next few seasons and just continued to slaughter the little guys with our old car. That’s an insane thought!”