A high-performance electric powertrain has been crafted by Toyota Motorsport GmbH and is going to try to break an existing lap record. Toyota’s electric vehicle is set to run its laps at the Nurburgring Nordschleif at the end of this month.
The car is completely electric and the brand is setting out to show that motorsport can go green and not struggle for fans. With a 0-62 time of 3.9 seconds and two-seater chassis, it may be able to achieve that goal.
Unofficial testing has proven it should be successful at breaking the record, as well. The EV lap record is currently at 9 min and 1.338 seconds.
Elaborating on the car is TMG’s General Manager Electrics and Electronics, saying “TMG has developed a very robust and reliable electric powertrain, which has been proven in several products already. We have built up a tremendous amount of knowledge about such high-performance powertrains, particularly battery management systems and vehicle control units, during our development programmes. Our lap record attempt brings together this knowledge and it should clearly show the great potential of high-performance electric powertrains.”
More information should be available by the end of the week.
– By: Alexandra Koken
Source: Toyota (via AutoBlog)