Toyota Sets New EV Pikes Peak Record

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Toyota‘s TMG EV P002 caught many people’s attention when it debuted in its full livery prior to this weekend’s event. Powered by two axial-flux motors, it packs nearly 470-hp and 664 lb-ft of torque.

That was more than enough for the race car to set a new EV record at this year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. The Toyota TMG EV P002 went fifth fastest overall at this year’s Pikes Peak event, turning in an impressive time of 10:15.380 and shattering the previous record of 12:20.084 set by Ikuo Honawa in the Electric class.

Fumio Nutahara of Japan was behind the wheel of the record-setting pace, and we expect a video to surface onto the Internet in the near future.

GALLERY: TMG EV P002

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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