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Toyota Gazoo Racing TS050 Hybrid

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ToyotaGazooRacingTS050Hybrid2019

No. Regular releases
18652 (2018 model)
Limited editons
95533 (2019 model)
Series Mini 4WD PRO
Chassis(s) MA Chassis
Release Date Regular releases
July 26, 2018 (2018 model, Tamiya Modeler's Gallery)
August, 8, 2018 (2018 model, Tamiya Hobby World)
October 27, 2018 (2018 model, regular release)
Limited editons
December 14, 2019 (2019 model)
The Toyota Gazoo Racing TS050 Hybrid (Japanese: トヨタ ガズーレーシング TS050 HYBRID, Toyota Gazū Rēshingu Tīesu Marugomaru Haiburiddo) is a Mini 4WD PRO car released by Tamiya in 2018. It was first released as Tamiya Modeler's Gallery and Tamiya Hobby World-exclusive kit at first and was released as regular kit on October 27, 2018.

It was based on the 2018 model year of the Toyota Gazoo Racing's Toyota TS050 Hybrid, built for the Le Mans Prototype 1 category race for the 2018–19 FIA World Endurance Championship season. The limited edition 2019 model variant was based on the 2019 TS050 Hybrid that was used in 2019.

General info Edit

The TS050 featuring the typical Le Mans Prototype racing car body, with the lower flat front bonnet, the oversized fenders, the complicated side pontoon design, a vertical fin and a large spoiler. It was in the tricolor of white, red and black, with logos of the sponsors that supports Toyota Gazoo Racing for the 2018-19 WEC season.

The bodyshell, unlike other Mini 4WD cars, was made of clear polycarbonate with plastic mounting attached, meaning it can be painted in any color with spray paint (Usually the special paints for polycarbonate). Because cutting is also required, this makes the assembly of the car harder for those not used to this.

It was equipped with black, small diameter low-profile fin-type wheels and the black low profile tires. Both the chassis frame and A parts were molded in black.

2019 variant Edit

The limited 2019 variant features the slightly changed body decals.

While most of the specs is the same as the standard variant, the 2019 variant comes with a black polycarbonate-mixed ABS chassis frame and the black super hard low-profile tires.

About the Toyota TS050 Hybrid Edit

Introduced in 2016, the Toyota TS050 Hybrid is a Le Mans Prototype 1 race car that supersedes the older TS040 Hybrid. As of 2018, it was the only LMP1 race car that has the hybrid power train after Audi and Porsche withdrew from prototype endurance racing; Toyota would finally won overall 24 Hours of Le Mans that (and the following) year after several years of trying, including an infamous heartbreak in the car's debut year.

Compare the TS040, the TS050 utilizes the smaller, 2.4 L twin-turbocharged 90-degree V6 engine that was paired the 6-speed or 7-speed automatic manual gearbox, which transfers the torque to the rear wheels.

Each drive axles were equipped with a 2 megajoule motor generator unit of their own that acting as both motor to provide additional power to the axles and as energy generator to converts the kinetic energy into electricity and stores them into the car's lithium-ion battery.

Technical info Edit

Variant Body Chassis Wheels Tires Motor Dimensions Gear

2018
(18652)

Color: Clear
Material: Polycarbonate with Plastic Mounts

Type: MA
Frame: Black, ABS
A parts: Black, POM

Size: Small
Type: Fin-type Low-Profile
Spoke: 6
Fitment: Square
Color: Black
Material: Polypropylene

Size: Small
Type: Low-Profile Slick
Color: Black
Material: Med. Elastomer

Standard

Length: 156
Width: 97
Height: 41

3.5:1

2019
(95533)

Color: Clear
Material: Polycarbonate with Plastic Mounts

Type: MA
Frame: Black, Polycarbonate-mixed ABS
A parts: Black, POM

Size: Small
Type: Fin-type Low-Profile
Spoke: 6
Fitment: Square
Color: Black
Material: Polypropylene

Size: Small
Type: Low-Profile Slick
Color: Black
Material: Super Hard Elastomer

Standard

Length: 156
Width: 97
Height: 41

3.5:1

Gallery Edit

Boxart Edit

Trivia Edit

  • The TS050 is notable to have more than one boxarts for a single variant, the first for a Mini 4WD car.
    • The first boxart, used in the earlier batch, features the photo of the real-life race car the Mini 4WD car was based on.
    • The second boxart, used in later batches, features the photo of the Mini 4WD car itself.
  • Due to licensing issues, the logos for the 24 Hours of Le Mans and FIA World Endurance Championship are not included in the decal set.

See also Edit

Toyota cars Edit

External links Edit

Tamiya Japan Edit

Tamiya America Edit

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