Yes, you read that right: an electric Toyota GT 86 built by TGMY (based in Osaka, Japan) was taken to the famous Suzuka Circuit where it set an impressive lap time of 2 minutes and 57 seconds.

To create this electric GT 86, TGMY replaced the standard 2.0 liter, naturally-aspirated petrol engine with an electric motor that develops a total of 100 HP and 177 lbs-ft of torque. The electric motor takes its power from a 37kWh Lithium Polymer battery pack that offers an autonomy of 250 kilometers, or 155 miles. However, because of the electric motor, the GT 86 is about 202 kilos (445 lbs) heavier than the standard GT 86.

Enjoy the video and let us know if you would like Toyota to create an electric GT 86.


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  (305) posted on 11.12.2012

until now, the electric car is good for short trips. any trip longer than it’s range becomes impossible.

  (302) posted on 11.12.2012

i think they will be able to create an electric engine that has a bigger autonomy and is better suited for longer drives!

  (312) posted on 11.12.2012

this is an awesome news. maybe there will be more electric cars!

  (305) posted on 11.12.2012

wow,electric race cars can prove to be great!

  (422) posted on 11.12.2012

brad is right. all the power is available at all time and instantly. that is why they are so great!

  (452) posted on 11.12.2012

the fast time lap is expected. the electric engine has lots of torque and it can pun all the power down in an instant.

  (542) posted on 11.12.2012

john, the car is electric. the driver never shifts gears and you can’t hear any RPM variations characteristic to a petrol engine. the high revs followed by low revs when changing up (in case you think he had automatic gear box).

  (475) posted on 11.12.2012

the car seems to roll ok. and the outside of the car is great too.

  (509) posted on 11.12.2012

are you sure this car is electric? because it sounds quite strange for an electric car.

  (516) posted on 11.12.2012

oh, you are right. that part i missed! still, quite impressive.

  (542) posted on 11.12.2012

snow, the car is not made by toyota themselves. it is made by TGMY. pay attention!

  (516) posted on 11.12.2012

that is interesting. i expected a hybrid version of the car, not an electric one!

  (3) posted on 11.12.2012

Wow Great! Now that’s an achievement to Toyota GT 86. I’ve seen this review from I’m glad TopSpeed are first on this news. Keep it up.

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