Tesla Motors has been on top of the electric car industry for a few years now with the Model S and Roadster, but new start-ups are looking to take their crown for best electric vehicle. The latest company comes from a Finnish designer named Pasi Pennanen. He created the Toroidion 1MW Concept electric race car. This vehicle has reported 1,341 horsepower, which is 1 megawatt of power hence the name 1MW, which will make this vehicle extremely fast.
The coolest thing about the vehicle is that is it being made for racing. What has held back electric cars from the racing world is the battery packs charging time, weight of battery, capacity of the battery and how hard it is to get the on and off quickly. The Toroidion 1MW created a system that would make it easy and simple to hot-swap out the batteries during a race. Can you imagine being in a 1 megawatt race car? Traveling at speeds that are just insane with the torque that will throw anything back against the seat. We all get excited to see a 700 Horsepower truck or a 750 Camaro, but a 1,341 horsepower electric car tops the cake for sure.
The Toroidion 1MW is not even close to being finished for hitting the raceway and reports have said it may have not even had performance testing on the roads yet. We do not know if it will meet the expectations or not. Details about this awesome concept hasn’t been released yet, but if any previous goals have anything to say about it the Toroidion 1MW is looking to make it into the GT Classes at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Toroidion 1MW will give more insight as to how close, or far, we are to making an electric vehicle present on the racetrack.
What do you think of the new Toroidion 1MW? Do you think it will be the future of racing?