Sports Cars 2017 General WEC/ELMS/AsLMS Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Motorsport' started by IforceV8, Dec 30, 2015.

  1. GTPorsche

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  2. Aces

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    Will the 2017 regulations affect entries in p2 in WEC?
     
  3. trustjab

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    Kobayashi confirmed alongside Conway and Sarrazin. AND...

    NEW LIVERY
     
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    Stoked to see Kobayashi get the seat, hopefully the new car will let him show what he can do!
    Another shot of the new livery:
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    I really like that :tup: Hopefully it performs as well as it looks.
     
  6. trustjab

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    The red in that picture doesn't look like it's as vivid as the live feed. Looks faded lol
     
  7. RACECAR

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    Black, White and Red. Wonder where they got that idea from ;) :lol:


    Looks amazing, can't wait to see it on the new car.
     
  8. IforceV8

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    :tdown::tdown: Making it look like the Germans wont fool anybody into thinking (other than Hindy maybe) that a Porsche/Audi is in trouble and not just 3 sec per lap slower in a very nice shade of Toyota blue.
     
  9. trustjab

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    I don't think they'll be 3 seconds off anymore. Car is brand new, so they'll hopefully be right up front with the other two.
     
  10. Kamuifanboy

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    It's a Gazoo Racing livery, so it makes perfect sense that it's those colors.
     
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  11. RACECAR

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    :odd: Are you serious?

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    Tell how that "Looks like the germans"
     
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    What is Toyota blue? Off the top of my head, I can't think of any blue Toyotas aside from the Minolta 88C-V and TS030. I always think of red and white when I think of Toyota. The 7 was white with red, GT-One was red and white, all their old Celica rally cars were red and white (newer Castrol cars with green added in), and most of the Toyota GT500 cars have been either white or red. Their F1 cars were also red and white.

    And then there's Gazoo, which is white, red, and black.

    The faded red reminds me of the DENSO Supra from JGTC.
     
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    Okay... Your point is?
    It doesn't look all that similar to the Audi if you have decent eyes, and it looks NOTHING like the Porsche, so I'm at a loss.
    Personally, I love that they've gotten back to the whole white and red combination.
     
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    Toyota is testing the Yaris WRC in exact the same colours since last year, also the GT86 Rally car has this livery......
    Probably because the colours of TMG (Toyota Motorsport GmbH) are black/white/red?!!

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    Its last years car. 2016 version hasn't been shown yet. Said by Toyota themselves.
     
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  17. catamount39

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    Looks great! A Toyota back in proper colors is very welcome! :tup: However we have a paradox now...all the LMP1's aside from that ex-Lotus thing are red. :lol:

    For those unhappy, Toyota only originally went to blue because the car (TS030) was a hybrid, and the blue signified it being a hybrid. The test livery of the TS030 was a red version of the actual race livery which honestly I always thought was better looking.

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    I always had the theory that Toyota went with blue to pick up a few former Peugeot fans after they gave up. It was around that time that they did it.
     
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    Well I mean there's that :lol: , but in the documentary that's what they said. :p
     
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    That new toyota livery looks awesome! Hopefully they can go back to their winning form like in 2014
     
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    The Porsche 919 Hybrid is white with only the retro livery of the #17 at Le Mans last year being red. The colour scheme is similar to Audi but it will be impossible to get them mixed up as the 2016 R18 is as ugly as sin while the TS050 will be very similar to the TS040 based on the teaser photos.

    The new livery is very nice but I still miss the blue of previous seasons. However, it means we won't be subjected to blue wheels thankfully.
    There was talk that the blue, while being the hybrid colour for Toyota, was a nod to the blue of Oreca who were helping Toyota with it's WEC programme. Not sure how true that is but it is a nice thought if it is.
    Here is hoping! Being a Toyota die-hard, 2015 was tough as it was a toothless championship defence despite making huge strides in pace. 2-3s per lap quicker is immense over the previous season but when your competitors improve by 5-6s your car will unfortunately be deemed a failure.

     
  22. IforceV8

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    You cant air quote the "whole white and red combination" and leave out silver and black. Do you have a issue with silver and black? #blackandsilverracecarsmattertoo ;)
     
  23. Furi

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    Are you just going to keep up the irrelevant complaining?

    It's the teams colours. Deal with it.
     
  24. IforceV8

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    Does quoting your irrelevant post now make it relevant? Probably not.

    Was I talking to you. Definitely not.

    Deal with it, or feel free to ignore me. Either way I dont really care.
     
  25. Legro

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    When it goes past you at night it's remarkably easier to mix up two similarly coloured cars.

    Anyway, I like the blue one better, and the original red test livery. The new one has too much black on it.
     
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    Here's a rough side by side image of TS050 vs TS040- That roofline! The airbox is way forward as well.

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    A little bit slimmer than before perhaps, a sharper nose as well.
     
  28. G_Parrilla

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    I think, more important that the livery is the actual new car... Toyota is teasing us!

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    I actually would like Toyota more with the Gazoo colors. The red, white and blue is already way overused and them ditching it would be a nice change.
     
  30. GTPorsche

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    Showing a lot of care for someone who claims he doesn't care.