Toyota Accepts Pikes Peak Challenge

Colorado’s Pikes Peak will be the racing site for high-performance electric vehicles next month, including a Toyota TMG EV P002 motorsport.

This 12.4 mile course along the mountain will allow electric motors to race up one at a time. This exciting event has attracted many car companies over the past few years and Toyota believes that their motorsport has a shot at winning after setting an electric lap record at the Nürburgring Nordschleife.

The course for this race is quite different from the average racecar course.  Fumio Nutahara, driver of the Toyota TMG EV P002, along with the drivers will start off at an altitude of 9,390 feet and complete 156 total turns to reach the final destination at the 14,110 feet summit.

There will be one winner only on July 8. Check in to see if the TMG EV P002 can triumph over the other models on Pikes Peak.

Toyota Highlights its Leadership in Hybrid Technology in Race

Toyota Motor Company is on the move to show off its hybrid technology leadership by presenting its new electric hybrid sports car in the upcoming races of the FIA World Endurance Championship.  Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG) will be responsible for the campaign of the new hybrid sports car and will enter the vehicle in the Le Mans 24 Hour race—the most distinguished sports car race.

In past years, hybrid sports cars have been a flop.  Toyota is hoping to turn this flop into a success with its new hybrid race car that will be based on the internal framework of the LMP1 class.  Its powertrain will be built by Toyota in Japan, but its technical center will be located in Cologne, Germany.

TMG says it will officially announce the hybrid car early next year.  Once announced, it will begin a testing program to ready the car for the Le Mans race in the summer.