Toyota Motorsport GmbH has announced plans to return to the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with an upgraded EV P002.

Toyota Motorsport GmbH has announced plans to return to the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with an upgraded EV P002.

Set to be driven by Rod Millen, the EV P002 will defend its record-breaking time of 10 minutes and 15.380 seconds. Despite the challenge, TMG feels pretty confident as the car has been equipped with upgraded electric motors and optimized "powertrain parameters" that have been specially calibrated for Pikes Peak. The car also appears to feature an improved aerodynamics package with massive front and rear spoilers.

Motivation is provided by a 42 kWh lithium-ion battery that powers two electric motors which crank out 544 HP (400 kW) and 1,200 Nm (885 lb-ft) of torque. This should enable the car to hit a top speed of 230 km/h (143 mph).

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Toyota Motorsport GmbH announces an upgraded EV P002 for Pikes Peak