Thanks to its EV P001, Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG) holds the electric lap record at the Nürburgring Nordschleife. Now, with the EV P002, it's taking on one of the world's most worthy adversary.
The famous Colorado Pikes Peak.
The EV P002 is based on a Radical chassis, and powered by a high performance electric power-train, developed in TMG's advanced electric and electronic department. The two axial flux motors develop 350 kW - almost 470 horsepower.
The advantage the EV P002 has over normal cars on the Pikes Peak course - which reaches 4,300 m high - is the fact it doesn't need air. Therefore, it will still produce maximum power despite the thin atmosphere at high altitude.
The predicted top speed on the climb is 240 km/h.
"Electric power-train technology in motorsport is still in its development phase," Ludwig Zeller, TMG's Electric & Electronics general manager points out.
"But through projects like this one, TMG is laying the foundations for the future of high-performance and motorsport cars."
The EV P002 has already successfully completed a three-day test at the Paul Ricard circuit in Southern France, in preparation for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, which is held in Colorado, on July 8.
Source: TMG Press release