After narrowly missing out on a Le Mans 2010 invite, the Tokai University team has announced an ambitious undertaking for 2011. In a recent interview with Endurance-Info, Professor Hayashi Yoshimisa (Program director) revealed plans to develop an LMP1 Hybrid system for use in 2011.
Yoshimisa also stated that the team had been testing over the winter, working on aerodynamic, suspension, and engine developments with the aim of improving both performance/reliability, and reducing the overall weight of the car.
While Yoshimisa revealed very little regarding the team’s latest project, the proposed system is said to differ from traditional Hybrid technologies (i.e. KERS).