An Exceptional Gasoline Engine
Toyota will unveil at the Frankfurt Motor Show, concept Yaris Hybrid-R with a major innovation for a hybrid this manufacturer: a gasoline engine high performance.
This is new, because the engines of Toyota hybrids were previously highly optimized for simplicity, including the choice of the Atkinson cycle, which improves if the performance decreases power. Just look at the 1800 Prius has a less power and torque than normal in 1400.
Spaghetti exhaust manifold of the Yaris Hybrid-R is so good to see. With a good turbo to blow hard from behind, that in 1600 out 300 hp! And as if that were not enough, there are also three electric motors in the car.
The first electric motor is attached to gasoline, it acts as a generator. 2 of the back are interesting, they are against the wheels, delivering 60 hp each, and the best part is the electronic brain that control because it can give the effect of an active differential to transfer vector torque. This means that in an extreme corner, the inside wheel will be generating, while the outer wheel her will to power.
In a competition perspective, the electrical energy storage in supercapacitors is much faster than batteries. But the amount of energy is limited. Accelerator to the floor, the two rear electric motors will not provide maximum power of 60 hp for only 5 seconds. This is where it should be remembered that the Yaris is a city. With 420 hp underfoot, the Yaris Hybrid-R will not need any power more than 5 seconds to start before all others at a red light.