Toyota EV P002 revealed, headed to Pikes Peak Hill Climb [video]

Has 476 PS (350 kW / 469 hp) and 900 Nm (664 lb-ft) of torque

Toyota Motorsport GmbH has unveiled the EV P002, ahead of its debut at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on July 8th.

Essentially an updated version of the EV P001, the Radical-based race car features a 42 kWh lithium-ceramic battery that powers two electric motors that develop a combined output of 476 PS (350 kW / 469 hp) and 900 Nm (664 lb-ft) of torque - an increase of 95 PS (70 kW / 94 hp) and 100 Nm (74 lb-ft). This should enable the model to hit a top speed of approximately 240 km/h (149 mph).

The car will be piloted by Japanese rally driver Fumio Nutahara and the company has high hopes for a successful race.


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.

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RS Black RS Black
Race cars without sound are just plain wrong - no matter how fast they accelerate!
Jun 7th, 2012 10:51pm
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CDspeed CDspeed
If these cars have a speed advantage and can win there's nothing wrong with that, besides less sound means more races. Many areas around the world have laws against how much sound an event is allowed to make, if races became quieter there may be more of them.
Jun 8th, 2012 3:00pm
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