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This Toyota Racing Video Will Melt Your Face

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There are some videos that make you laugh, or inspire you to live a better life. Then there are those videos that make you want to jump out of your ergonomic office chair and live life to the full. This video falls into the latter category. In this Toyota hybrid racing video, we get to experience the inspiring sound of the TS040 HYBRID race car, giving us a small taste of what could become the future of racing.

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The video features close-ups of the engine being built, as well as snapshots of the car doing what it does best: driving fast on a race track. Looking at the car (and hearing it), it’s hard to believe that we’re seeing a hybrid. The noises emanating from the TS040 HYBRID rival those found in any Formula One car.

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The Toyota TS040 HYBRID race car

The hybrid race car video features an original song created by Yasutaka Nakata, also known as CAPSULE. Although you might not have heard of him, he’s been fairly well-known in Japan since the release of his debut album in 2001. Since then, he has become a producer for top Japanese acts, as well as producing a remix for Kylie Minogue and working on the soundtrack of Star Trek Into Darkness.

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The Toyota TS040 HYBRID race car has competed in numerous WEC races, including 24 Hours of Le Mans, and Toyota’s next-generation Prius hybrid will benefit from borrowing certain parts found beneath the hybrid racer’s hood. Unfortunately, the Prius probably won’t sound as beautiful as this car, but we can always dream.