With all-wheel drive courtesy of four individual motors, the Toroidion electric supercar concept boasts quick battery swapping and 1,341 horsepower (1 Megawatt).
Designed and built in Finland, the company was founded in 2011 to compete in the 24 Hours of LeMans.
The one megawatt (1,000 kilowatts) comes by two front 200-kilowatt motors offering direct drive, plus two rear motors of 300 kilowatts apiece, also direct drive.
The vehicle pictured was teased in February, but has now been showcased in resplendent detail at least graphically, if not leaving out details under the skin like battery chemistry, kilowatt-hours, range, and more.
Stylistically, it’s a mish-mash of design elements and gull-wing doors. Inside is a spartan raceresque theme. The car looks a cut above a kit car, and images are meeting with a reaction of thumbs up or thumbs down.
The company says it is lightweight but is keeping back this info information too – as well as projected price, production plans and company financial status – as it prepares for its next move.
If indeed its intention is motorsports – as well as sale to a few multimillionaires like the Rimac Concept_One but more powerful – the specs will need to be remarkable to go against internal combustion cars at LeMans for 3,000-plus miles of wide-open driving.
Lightning-quick battery swapping would be vital to this EV running flat out for 24 hours, and the notion is at least commendable as some observers of Formula E have said they wish those cars would do the same instead of swapping whole cars.