The Toroidion 1MW concept has 1341 hp total and was designed to be competitive at the Le Mans 24-hour race.
5/5/15 5:00 am chumakdenis 1
Hot news from Finland. Pasi Pennanen has created the world’s most powerful electric supercar.
His masterpiece develops one megawatt of power that equates to an amazing 1341 hp.
Meet, Toroidion 1MW concept –car that can beat Koenigsegg Regera One.
Toroidion 1MW concept
The Toroidion 1MW Concept has been developed and hand-built in Finland as a two-seater with round headlights, an oval front grille, and a sloping roofline with very short overhangs at the rear.
Everything it this car just screams that it’s a racing car and that’s very true –megacar was developed to compete in the GT classes at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Under the hood
Inside, it’s not an exception. Vehicle features 2x 200 kW at the front and 2x 300 kW direct drive in-board wheel motors at the rear which results in one megawatt of power (hence the 1MW name).
A few words about Pasi Pennanen
Pasi Pennanen is the founder of Toridion startup and the chief designer of Pennanen Design. He has nearly 15 years of experience of vehicle design and industrial design. He has worked with the big brands such as Jaguar Cars, Honda Advanced Design and Zagato Centrostile.
Pasi is also the graduate from the renowned Royal College of Art in London.
History of the automobile
Toroidion was established in 2011 to develop the world’s fastest electric vehicle with an entirely new electric powertrain that would be competitive at the Le Mans 24-hour race.
“There is no such thing as it cannot be done. I believe in pushing the boundaries in product development and design” - says CEO of Toroidion, Pasi Pennanen.
The founder Pasi Pennanen has spent the past 20 years in the automotive industry developing and building concept cars and production models.
In comparison with Koenigsegg Regera One
Comparisons have been drawn between the Toroidion 1MW and the Swedish-built Koenigsegg One: which boasts an identical power output and has been labeled “the world’s first mega-car.” While Toroidion claims the 1MW was built with light-weight materials and offers “scalable performance” to the One, what’s really impressive is that it achieves this kind of otherworldly power using only electricity, as opposed to the Koenigsegg’s conventional (yet obscenely powerful) 5.0-liter aluminum V8. This battle seems to be a case of perfecting existing technology versus leaping into the future with revolutionary advancements in battery power.
Any plans for the future?
While details are still scarce about the car’s powertrain (Pasi Pennanen has written that they will reveal more about their patented powertrain and lightweight materials in use after all the tests will be performed), Toroidion founder has stated that his intention with the 1MW was to create an “electric powertrain suitable for comfortable daily driving as well as for serious Le Mans racing, where safety and performance come first.”
While that seems like an extremely tall order to fill, further testing should reveal lots more about the 1MW’s capabilities and whether its battery-swap technology will prove practical enough to support the car during the 24 hour Le Mans race. It’s a project Pennanen started in 2011 and it looks like the Toroidion 1MW is on the road to success.
*What do you think about this vehicle? Can this megacar beat Koenigsegg Regera One or the founder lied to us in order to draw more attention to Toroidion?
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