Toyota electric sports cars at Pikes Peak demonstration of the electric drive
In a Nutshell
- Two electric motors with a total of 350 kW
- Full power at high altitude
- Previous stops on the Nordschleife lap record
Cologne. The Toyota Motorsport GmbH will provide the performance of electric drive in one of the most demanding motor sport events in North America to demonstrate: the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado on 8 July 2012. This is the next big challenge after Toyota in August 2011 with the road-going electric vehicle EV P001 TMG on the Nordschleife of the Nürburgring, a new lap record had been set for electric vehicles, which has remained until today.
The electrical and electronics division of Toyota Motorsport GmbH has in recent months, the electric powertrain developed and improved both performance and durability further. This modified engine is the heart of the new TMG EV P002, which is at Pikes Peak race for a project of the Japanese company RK1 Inc. go to the start. At the wheel will sit a multiple-Japanese rally champion Fumio Nutahara.
The TMG EV P002 is based on the chassis of the Toyota Radical in the Pikes Peak and has a top speed of execution is, probably 240 km / The two electric motors produce a combined output of 350 kW.
The Pikes Peak Hill Climb starts at an altitude of 2,800 feet and ends at 4,300 meters - the ideal environment to demonstrate the strength of an electric powertrain. Even in the thin mountain air, the drive can continuously develop the full power and give its impressive torque of 900 Nm. If successful three day test at the Paul Ricard circuit in southern France, the Toyota Motorsport GmbH in May convinced by the performance of the TMG EV P002 and the electric drive.