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João Prates Stick out tongue [:P] Posted: 7 Jun 2012 9:39

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Thursday 7 June 2012
TOYOTA Motorsport GmbH (TMG) will demonstrate its high-performance electric powertrain technology on one of North America’s most demanding motorsport events; the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado on 8 July.
Last year TMG set a new electric lap record at the Nürburgring Nordschleife with the road-legal TMG EV P001 car, a record which still stands today.
TMG’s advanced electric and electronic department has spent the past months developing on an updated electric powertrain, which is more powerful and more durable than its predecessor.
That high-performance electric powertrain is the heart of the new TMG EV P002 car, which will compete at Pikes Peak as part of a project from Japanese company RK1 Inc. Multiple Japanese rally champion Fumio Nutahara will drive the car which features prominent branding from Yokohama.
Based on a Radical chassis, the TMG EV P002 has a predicted top speed of 240km/h in Pikes Peak configuration, with combined maximum power of 350kW from its two axial flux motors.
The hillclimb, which begins at an altitude of 2,800m and reaches the summit of 4,300m, is an ideal environment to showcase the strengths of an electric powertrain. TMG’s high-performance electric powertrain maintains full power despite the thin atmosphere at high altitude while delivering an impressive 900Nm of torque through its single-speed gearing.
The TMG EV P002 underwent a successful three-day testing session at the Paul Ricard circuit in southern France in May to verify car and powertrain performance.
Ludwig Zeller, General Manager Electric & Electronics: “Pikes Peak is a great showcase for TMG’s electric powertrain technology. We already proved at the Nürburgring that TMG is leading the way in developing such powertrains for motorsport and this is another sign of our commitment to this technology. TMG wants to be increasingly involved in electric motorsport and we believe our powertrain technology is an industry-leading combination of performance, durability and packaging. Electric powertrain technology in motorsport is still in its development phase but through projects like this one, TMG is laying the foundations for the future of high-performance and motorsport cars.”
Copyright-free video of the TMG EV P002 in testing is available via the media website of Toyota Motor Sales:
TMG EV P002 Technical Specifications
Top Speed
240km/h (Pikes Peak configuration)
Maximum Torque
Maximum Power
Maximum Revs
Electric Motor
2 axial flux
2 x TMG inverters
Gear Ratio
Single-reduction gearing
Lithium ceramic
Battery Capacity
42 kWh
Charging Technology
Off-board DC charging
About Toyota Motorsport GmbH:
Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG) has been based in Cologne, Germany since 1979 and built its reputation in the World Rally Championship, winning four drivers’ and three manufacturers’ title during a long participation which ended in 1999. TMG was also the home of Toyota’s works Le Mans 24 Hours (1998-1999) and Formula 1 (2002-2009) teams, both of whom achieved pole and podium positions, and a tuning and sports conversion subsidiary (established in 1994). Since 2007, TMG has been a pioneering centre of development for motorsport-related electric vehicle technology and for alternative drive train and infrastructure integration in general. TMG has already concluded several electric vehicle projects for external clients and is the proud lap record holder for electric vehicles at the Nürburgring Nordschleife.
Media contact: Alastair Moffitt, Marketing & Communications Manager: +49 2234 1823 5543 or
Toyota Motor Sales Media Contacts: Les Unger (+1 310-468-4709 /; Greg Thome (+1 310-468-3279 /; Maurice Durand (+1 310-468-1601 /

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About TOYOTA Racing in the FIA World Endurance Championship:
TOYOTA first competed in the FIA World Endurance Championship in 1983, marking the start of a long period of participation in endurance racing which included several editions of the Le Mans 24 Hours. In total TOYOTA has raced in 13 Le Mans 24 Hours races, with a total of 36 cars taking part. TOYOTA has finished on the podium three times, all second places. Including those results, it has finished in the top six a total of nine times. In qualifying, TOYOTA has four front-row starts to its name, including two pole positions. For 2012, TOYOTA will return to endurance racing and the revived FIA World Endurance Championship by entering selected rounds, including Le Mans, with a hybrid LMP1 car. The chassis has been designed and built by TOYOTA Motorsport GmbH (TMG), where the race team is based. TMG is the former home of TOYOTA's World Rally and Formula 1 works teams, and was responsible for design and operation of TOYOTA's TS020 (GT-One) Le Mans car in 1998-99. TMG now combines works motorsport participation with a new direction as a high-performance engineering services provider to third party companies, as well as the TOYOTA family.
Media contact:
Alastair Moffitt, Marketing & Communications Manager: +49 2234 1823 5543 or



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Clube 1000 km
Fernando Ribeiro replied on 7 Jun 2012 13:52

Para quem não conhece a rampa de Pikes Peak, aqui fica um video da subida com um veículo eléctrico:

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E ainda hà gente que continua a apostar nos convencionais.

Obrigado Fernando

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