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Toyota Considering Liquid Hydrogen for Developmental Corolla Racer

by | Jun 7, 2022

Toyota has announced potentially switching its developmental Corolla racer to liquid hydrogen after securing another finish with the car in the endurance race Fuiji 24 Hours last weekend, reported Motorsport.com.

The car currently runs on compressed hydrogen gas and the change to liquid gas would approximately double the Corolla’s range. The hydrogen refuelling station the car uses would also reduce to a quarter of its size but storing liquid hydrogen comes with the added challenge of keeping it at -253 degrees Celsius.

The GR Corolla H2 Concept completed 478 laps in the Super Taikyu blue riband race at an average speed of 90.687km/h. Last year, the car did 358 laps with an average speed of 67.963km/h in comparison.

The car came in sixth of the six finishers in the ST-Q class for cars not adhering to any technical requirements. The overall winning car was the Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3, which clocked 760 laps.