Although the momentum of the global car industry belongs to the electric drive, the two Japanese companies are considering a different perspective.
In the end, the internal combustion engine may not deliver as easily in the R&D department are looking for solutions around the operation of engines beyond known fuels. Such as synthetics and hydrogen.
Regarding the latter, the Toyota seems last to insist in engines that “burn” hydrogen (like me the three-cylinder of a Yaris GR) instead of gasoline. And one of her most recent experiments concerns a common evolution with her Yamaha and specifically one Lexus redesigned atmospheric V8.
The modifications that have been made concern the injection system, the inlet and various other points so that the five-liter engine burns hydrogen to give a power to 450 hp at 6,800 rpm. and 540 Nm at 3,600 rpm. Comparatively, to mention that everythingwhen the V8 runs on petrol the power is in 464 hp at 7,100 rpm. and torque at 520 Nm at 4,800 rpm.
Obviously the specific project is part of the research program for the development and utilization of thermal engines consuming alternative fuels. And if we consider how fuel cells and fuel cell vehicles will prevail in the future, then hydrogen will be one of the main fuels.
Finally, let’s say how it’s not just Toyota and Yamaha collaborating on these investigations. From 2021 together with Mazda, Subaru and Kawasaki there is a Japanese alliance around the research and development of engineswith more environmentally friendly fuels.
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