TMG (Toyota Motorsport GmbH) is all set to participate in the famous and challenging Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in an attempt to showcase the new developments it has made in the EV racer segment. TMG’s road-legal EV P001 racecar holds the lap record at Nürburgring Nordschleife which remains unbroken to the day. Toyota’s motorsport wing is hoping to replicate the same performance in the grueling hill climb challenge. The TMG EV P002 is reported to be more durable and more powerful than its predecessor thanks to an updated electric powertrain developed by Toyota after months of R&D.
Set to be held in Colorado this July, the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb’s starting line begins at an altitude of 2,800 meters and ends at the peak that stands at 4,300 meter above the sea level. The hill climb is the perfect platform to show off the vehicle’s eco-credentials. It can also prove to be the perfect event to highlight the strength of the newly developed electric powertrain. The TMG EV P002 stands at 4.10m long x 1.04m tall x 1.79m wide with a Radical chassis providing it the correct stance for the climb.
Under the proverbial hood, the TMG EV P002 packs in a 42 kWh Battery Lithium ceramic running a twin axial flux electric motor with dual TMG inverters. The engine comes mated to a single-reduction transmission. The powertrain is capable of developing 900Nm torque @ 5000rpm max revs with a top power output of 350kW. The vehicle has been configured to Pikes Peak specifications and develops an estimated top speed of 240km/h.
Set to compete in collaboration with Japanese firm RK1 Inc., the TMG EV P002 car will feature prominent Yokohama branding. It will be driven by Fumio Nutahara, the multiple rally champion from Japan. To verify powertrain and performance, the TMG EV P002 was put through the paces at the Paul Ricard circuit in south of France in a successful testing session spanning three days earlier in the year.
Via: Auto Blog