Toyota revealed their new electric sportscar which is ought to set a new EV lap record at Nurburgring.
This two-seater sportscar is powered by two electric motors developing peak power of 280kW. Thanks to a total weight of just 970kg, including the lithium-ceramic battery, it can reach a top speed of 260km/h.The car also features a dynamic livery from Aguti which they say captures a sense of electrifying speed!
Toyota Motorsport GmbH’s (TMG) high-performance electric powertrain will power the car as it aims to significantly improve on the current lap EV record of 9min 1.338secs. Based on unofficial testing and depending on weather conditions, TMG expects to hit lap-record pace immediately, with additional days scheduled as back-up.
TMG General Manager Electric & Electronics Ludwig Zeller said: “We want to demonstrate the high level of performance which can now be reached with an electric powertrain, not only in motorsport terms but as part of TMG’s existing development work on road car EV technology. There is no more evocative place to illustrate this performance than on the Nordschleife. Our target is to beat the existing record by more than just a few seconds because that will demonstrate just how far our technology has developed since TMG began working on KERS systems in 2007. Many people are still dreaming of an electric future for motorsport; at TMG we believe this is much closer than some think and we intend to show what can be achieved with a high-performance electric powertrain.”