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.