Toyota Smashes Pikes Peak Hill Climb Record

 Toyota Motorsport (TMG) broke the electric vehicle course record at the legendary Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

Multiple Japanese rally champion Fumio Nutahara drove the TMG EV P002 race car to a time of 10:15.380 on the now fully paved 19.9-kilometre course, beating the previous class record by more than two minutes.
The time was also over 15 seconds faster than the nearest electric-powered class competitor Hiroshi Masuoka in his Mitsubishi i-MiEV Evolution and placed the TMG EV P002 an impressive sixth in the overall classification.
The TMG EV P002 is powered by two axial flux motors, which deliver a combined output of 350kW.
The advanced electric motors also deliver 900Nm of torque through a single gear transmission.
The fully electric drive train maintains full power even in the thin air of the course, which begins at an altitude of 2,862 metres and finishes at the 4,300-metre Pikes Peak in Colorado Springs, US.
The Radical chassis-based TMG EV P002 is a development of the street-legal TMG EV P001 that broke the electric car lap record at the Nürburgring Nordschleife in 2011.