Toyota attacks Nurburgring with racing prototype

Toyota published today new information about their newest racing car which is specially design to break the current Nurburgring record of 9:01.338, a record achieved by the Peugeot EX1 concept. Even we don’t know the name of Toyota’s newest EV, we have some specifications and information on the performance.

Toyota EV racing car

Toyota EV racing car

The Japanese racer is powered b two electric motors delivering 381 horsepower and 800 Nm of torque. Thanks to its lightweight structure, the 970 kg vehicle accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3,9 seconds and is able to hit a top speed of 260 km/h.

Toyota aims to set a new record on Nurburgring on August 29th, the high-performance electric powertrain of the new model being able to obtain a way better lap time, as least these are the statements. The Japanese racing car also fits a 41.5 kWh lithium-ceramic battery which provides power for the electric motors.

In terms of dimensions, the electric model has a length of 4,19 meters, a width of 1,78 meters and has a wheelbase of 2,36 meters.

“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,” says Ludwig Zeller.

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