The Corolla H2 concept, which will be operated by Latvala, debuted last year and is equipped with a 1.6-liter in-line three-cylinder internal combustion engine, with hydrogen tanks that replace the standard fuel cell.
Latvala said Toyota’s drive to innovate alternative mobility options was one of the reasons it wanted to participate in 24 Hours.
“When I saw a live video of the 24-hour Super Taikyu race in Fuji during last year’s rally in Portugal, I thought Toyota’s new approach to carbon neutrality was just amazing,” Latvala said.
“I agree that sound is one of the best parts of motorsport. And I heard from [Toyota World Endurance Championship team principal] Kamui Kabayashi and [TGR Europe Vice Chairman] Kazuki Nakadima that the feeling of driving a car is the same as on a car with a gasoline engine.
“I was very interested in their reviews, so I wanted to check it out for myself and I will have the opportunity to drive this car. Experiencing carbon neutrality on my own lips, I would like to share it with the world, especially in Europe. “