The world's fastest EV aims to further entrench its Pikes Peak record with a raft of improvements.
Let there be no mistake about it: the TMG EV P001 is a hugely impressive project. Toyota Motorsport GmbH – the same outfit that has operated Toyota’s rally, F1 and Le Mans teams – started with a Radical chassis and fitted it with two electric motors and a lithium-ceramic battery pack to make it one of the most capable electric racecars ever made. And that’s not just our opinion: the TMG EV P001 holds the electric-vehicle records at both the Nurburgring Nordschleife and the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with a time of 10:15.380. But TMG isn’t about to leave it at that.
The outfit based in Cologne, Germany, has announced that it has revised the design and is bringing it back to Pikes Peak to further entrench its record. The updated EV P002 now packs a respectable 536 horsepower but a massive 1,627 lb-ft of torque. TMG is also further honing the aero package, testing it at TRD’s NASCAR facility in North Carolina. The car is set to be driven up the mountain by Rod Millen, a longtime Pikes Peak champion whose own son Rhys took the record last year and will be racing a new Hyundai up the same hill.