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Toyota prepares all-electric supercar


Mercedes has the SLS AMG E-Class and Audi has the R8 E-tron , but what about Toyota? A recent report from MotorTrend suggests that the company is preparing an all-electric supercar that will compete with these two models. An official debut is expected to be made in 2015, but the first prototypes are already testing at Nurburgring.

Although there are no official details on the future car, it is expected to be powered by four electric motors, one at each wheel with a total output of 500 HP and a sprint from 0 to 60 mph in around 4 seconds.

The prototypes caught testing in Germany feature a large grille and air intakes beside the headlights that are used to provide sufficient cooling for the electric motors. This electric supercar is said to be borrowing information from Tesla as well as utilizing the expertise gained from the work done on the Lexus LF-A . We also have to remind you that recently company CEO Akio Toyoda signed a deal to invest some $50 million in the electric sports car maker Tesla so this might have been the beginning of the project we are seeing unfold before our very eyes.

Source: Motortrend


15 comments:

I wish that there will be no more recalls for the new toyota power source.

I really don’t know if i can still trust Toyota. the got a lot of issues regarding to their cars today.

Tesla is the first supercar, now everyone is just following.

All your points are clear guys. But in my opinion, Electric cars is the best way to reduce gradually the problems we encounter in continuous usage of oil. The effects of it to the nature and human are visibly seen. By the little means of using electric cars, we could help save our environment. And who knows maybe in the near future shipping industry will develop a technology that uses electricity in their ship, not totally but at least they may find a way in decreasing the oil consumption.

Toyota does make safe and good looking vehicles not ugly. Toyota’s quality and reliability is its beauty and that’s real beauty. Thats why they are up there.

Looks arrogant! Hopefully, this car can reach the limit of those two best selling cars.

Well stated SF695.

"Nations do not have friends. Nations have interests"(Winston Churchill). These socalled friendly middle eastern states are friendly because they profit from the oil trade with the U.S. and feel safer with it’s militairy presence, that they also, no doubt make a profit on.

i think that the oil the US buys is from friendly middle-eastern countries because they have US bases in them.....idiots

I doubt it would mean a lot to the oil sheiks, since the shipping industry is the major consumer. Besides, the interntal combustion engine is a part of the experience of driving. Remove that and you will have to redefine that experience and i am not sure i would like it as much after that redefinition

We would still rely on foreign oil, but not Middle Eastern oil. According to the current rate of consumption, if all cars were electric we would be able to eliminate Middle Eastern oil and could rely on domestic oil and oil from friendly nations. I’m all for nuclear power, but no one seems willing to go for it yet, so until then it’s electric and solar.

The fact remains, that the shipping industry is still using oil and will continue to send money to the middle east. So do a lot of powerplants, that supply people with electricity. Wind, water and solar power has only been able to cower a fraction of that industry. Maybe it will in the future, but until then we are depended upon oil, if we don’t wanna go nuclear. That ofcourse includes electrical energy, used to run solo electric cars.

I think that electric cars are the best way to go. Not because of the environment—man-made global warming is an absolute joke, and every properly educated person should know that. I am in full support of electric cars simply because I hate the idea that we keep sending money to our enemies in the Middle East.

This talk about electric cars is depressing. And what’s the point? Even if you park every car on the roads of the world today for a whole year, it’s hardly gonna make any significant differense to the environment, that people are so concerned about today. The irony is that the same people that protest agains polution also protest against the only real alternative to fossil fuels, namely nuclear power. One large diesel or turbine powered containership today, polutes as much as 50 million cars and that is counting the older, less efficient cars and we need those ships. They are essential to global trade. The day that those ships convert to nuclear power, you can start talking about polution from cars.

I hope they don’t badge it as a Lexus as the image shows, because here’s something worthy of the Supra name. I said before that the only way Toyota could release a new Supra that was slower than the LFA but still in keeping with the last Supra’s blistering performance and advanced technology would be to release the new Supra as the world’s fastest electric car. Get the Nurburgring in under the MKIV Supra’s time of 7:39 and you have a perfect MKV Supra.

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