The Toroidion 1MW Concept has been unveiled at the event Top Marques in Monaco. The anticipated two-seater electric supercar with 1341 hp (1 megawatt) has been designed, developed and built entirely in-house in Finland. It is road legal and on top of that the engineering firm hopes to successfully compete in motorsport too.
Toroidion was established four years ago to develop an entirely new electric powertrain that would be competitive at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. It would be able to achieve long distance racing as it promises a rapid battery swap. The powertrain has been designed to be scalable in power for different applications as well.
Pasi Pennanen, an experienced car designer who has worked for Jaguar and Honda, believes that one day his technology could power electric cars for everyday use.
“What we have achieved is going to revolutionise the electric vehicles globally,” Pennanen told the media earlier. “We have patented this revolutionary new thing. It is expensive technology and we know that there will be a lot of interest. We’re creating a top of the pyramid.”
The details behind the ‘revolutionary high-performance powertrain’ are yet to be revealed and are expected after thorough testing.
Reading tip: not long ago the 1 megawatt electric race car has been announced by Drive eO from Latvia. They will compete in this year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb competition.