Exploring Toyota’s motorsport history
Kristof Pitteljon

History in one shot

In motorsport, it’s always about the next season, the next race. So at TMG, we are fully focused on the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship campaign, plus the TMG GT86 Cup season at the Nürburgring – and start is approaching fast.

But we also took the chance over the winter to take a look back on TMG’s motorsport heritage, all the way from 1979 when company founder Ove Andersson brought his rally team to Cologne up to 2013 when the TS030 HYBRID finished second at Le Mans.

To throw the spotlight on to our sporting history, as well as TMG today, we developed an app for tablets, which can also be viewed on any device via the web viewer. Click here to access the app in the best way for your device.

Now, we’re not just saying this because it is a TMG app – there really is some fascinating content, much of it effectively unseen by the outside world for many years.

GT-One with a number plate?

Of particular interest to fans of rare sportscars is the GT-One. Believe it or not, this is a road-registered version of the TS020 Le Mans car and it’s also the only example in the world. Through a combination of stunning photography and first-hand accounts from TMG members of the time, its story is re-told for the first time in many a year.

Another car shrouded in mystery over the years is the Group S MR2-based rally car, which was developed for the World Rally Championship but never competed after Group S regulations were abandoned.

Aside from occasional appearances at historic events very little has been seen of this car – until now. A stunning gallery of photos lays bare this ‘black beauty’ while the history and design of the car is discussed in more detail than ever before.

Add to this a variety of great photo galleries and other fascinating content and the TMG app will keep you occupied whether at home, on the move or (perish the thought) even at work…

Here’s an exclusive gallery to whet your appetite:

Click on the icon to access the app:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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