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Toyota's electric race car

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  1. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    Toyota (Tesla?) EV Record attempt at Nurburgring

    Toyota EV Record attempt at Nurburgring

    This sounds a lot like a Roadster!



    P.S. Moderators: I had no idea where to put this thread; feel free to move it!
     
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    I always found www.thechargingpoint.com a great website but it is UK-centric; any chance of becoming US oriented also?
     
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    In case someone likes to attend :


    thank you for your email. It is not possible to visit the pits/paddock area for this event but the public viewing areas are open as normal at the Nordschleife. We expect to do our first run at around 10:00, and our second run around 15:00. But please consider, this is not a public event so there is very little 'entertainment'.

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    Alastair Moffitt
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    Toyota Motorsport GmbH
     
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    Picture(s) from Toyotas EV record attempt at Nuerburgring on 29.08.2011 :
    (because the paddock area was closed I can't say anything about the lap time)

    Safety Car checks the track :

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    Driver prepares for the record attempt :

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    I wasn't alone, just another spectator :

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    and finally the EV comes :

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    toyota-smashes-nurburgring-electric-car-lap-record

     
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    Toyota sets a new record on the Nurnburgring with a EV-racer

    Just found this: Toyota Motorsport GmbH - EV Lap Record Attempt

    And for a video: Nieuw elektrisch ronderecord Nurburgring Toyota video Autojunk.nl (62281)

    They lapped the Nurnburgring in 7:47, faster then a errari 599 GTB Fiorano, Wiesmann GT MF5, Porsche 997 GT3 RS and a BMW M3 GTS!

    Check out the website of Toyota Motorsport, that car has some really cool specs:

    * Top speed: 260km/h
    * 0-50 km/h: 1.8 sec
    * 0-100 km/h: 3.9 sec (Muhaha, the Roadster sport still beats them ;) )
    * Torque: 800NM
    * Power: 280kW
    * Battery: 41.5kWh

    Congrats Toyota!
     
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    How much of this car was actually Toyota?

    And I wonder how much of the 41.5 kWh battery it used on the lap?
     
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    Toyota Electric Racer Sets New Lap Record at Nürburgring: EVWORLD.COM
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    http://www.topspeed.com/cars/e-wolf/2011-e-wolf-alpha-1-srf-ar111567.html
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    Radical EV supercar tackles 'ring - IOL Motoring Latest Launches | IOL.co.za
     
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    Yes, it was somewhat of a rhetorical question.

    Seems like Toyota lends it some credibility and maybe bolted it together.
     
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    Holy crap! Can that guy drive or what?

    As for the car, all I can say is WOW.
     
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