21 Consecutive Years and Counting: Garrett Tech Boosts 2020 24 Hours of Le Mans Victors
While this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans looked a little different with no fans in attendance due to COVID-19 precautions, one thing remained consistent – Garrett’s world-class turbocharger technology boosted the winning team to victory for the 21st year in a row.
Toyota Gazoo Racing’s Garrett-boosted #8 TS050 Hybrid racecar piloted by Sébastien Buemi, Brendon Hartley and Kazuki Nakajima passed the checkered flag for a first-place finish at Le Mans 2020, marking the third straight year of the team’s dominance at the world’s most famous endurance race. Coming in third place was Toyota Gazoo Racing’s #7 car, also turbocharged by Garrett, driven by Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and José María López.
The #7 and #8 cars are powered by Toyota’s 2.4L gas twin-turbo V6 hybrid powertrain, capable of more than 1,000 horsepower, featuring ultra-lightweight Garrett twin turbos with advanced ball-bearing technology, boosting engine performance and the acceleration needed to secure the team’s three-peat victory. The turbo system was designed from the ground-up to withstand the unique operating environment created by such a grueling 24-hour race.
For more than two decades, Garrett has supported every winning team at Le Mans with industry leading technology and engineering expertise, continually evolving the strategy and enhancing products to meet ever-rising challenges that drivers face in this endurance event. The list of winning teams Garrett has supported at Le Mans includes:
- TOYOTA GAZOO Racing (2018, 2019, 2020)
- Porsche LMP Team (2017)
- Porsche Team (2015, 2016)
- Audi Sport North America (2007, 2008, 2010)
- Peugeot Sport Total (2009)
- ADT Champion Racing (2005)
- Audi Sport Japan Team Goh (2004)
- Team Bentley (2003)
- Audi Sport Team Joest (2000, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
To read more about the race standings and to see photos from the event, visit Le Mans’ official site by clicking here.