Tweet Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG) made history once again by setting a new electric record at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on Sunday. TMG’s rally driver Fumio Nutahara set a time of 10 minutes 15.380 seconds, less than 30 seconds behind outright winner Rhys Millen and over two minutes faster than the previous electric
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Tweet Sunday 12th August will be a day Nobuhiro Tajima will want to forget. After some very promising qualifying and testing runs in his brand new electric e-Runner Pikes Peak Special, his final ascent of Pikes Peak ended in smoke and flames, forcing him to retire from what many see as ‘his’ race. On race
Tweet Monster Tajima got to show off his new toy at full speed on Friday in front of an ‘ecstatic’ crowd of media and fans. He unveiled the Monster Sport E-Runner Pikes Peak Special’s new livery following a talk at a nearby school in the Shizuoka prefecture (near the Monster Sport factory), and then took
Tweet Toyota Motorsport GmbH have just released technical details on their much anticipated Pikes Peak contender, the TMG EV P002, and it look like it will give the Monster a run for his money on 8th July. As stated in our previous article, the car is based on the record-breaking TMG EV P001 which
Tweet The car the Pikes Peak community has been waiting for was finally unveiled last weekend at a ceremony at Toyota’s Mega Web theme park in Tokyo. Nobuhiro ‘Monster’ Tajima’s electric hill climb weapon boasts a carbon fibre body and a fighter jet-style bubble cockpit which from the video below looks just a little snug!
Tweet Of all the news coming out of Pikes Peak this year, the most surprising was Nobuhiro ‘Monster’ Tajima’s decision to enter the Electric class instead of the Unlimited field he has dominated for 6 years straight. There’s no hiding how important this switch is in terms of promoting electric racing; Tajima has an incredibly
Tweet Recently I posted an article regarding Mitsubishi entering the electric class at this year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb using their i-MiEV Prototype (see link at the bottom of this page). Interesting news filtered out of Japan today with regards to another high profile EV entry being planned and with the announcement of further