This is the Toroidion 1MW - an electric supercar from Finland

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The Toroidion 1MW concept is a Finnish supercar which comes with a “revolutionary” 48V high-performance powertrain. This being from Finland, the first thing I have to say about it is “bwoah”.

Toroidion was founded in 2011 by Pasi Pennanen. After working in the automotive industry for over 20 years, Mr. Pennanen decided to build his own supercar which he originally intended to use at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The 1MW concept car was first introduced at the 2015 Top Marques in Monaco.

The original prototype featured a stator divided in multiple sections, each fed with a frequency converter. I’ve no idea what that means but that’s what Toroidion say so I’m assuming it’s legit. In plain English, the 1MW is powered by four electric motors, one at each wheel, making a combined power output of 1,000 kW, around 1,340 hp. Each front wheel is powered by a 268 hp unit whereas each rear wheel is powered by a 402 hp unit, and that means the 1MW is effectively an AWD rear-biased vehicle. the top speed is 249 mph which, according to Toroidion, can be achieved in 11 seconds from standstill.

Yeah.

Look, quite apart from anything else, this is an excellent press picture. Well done, Toroidion

Finland has given us some of the world’s greatest drivers but ironically, it never actually produced a car, so it’d be nice to see this actually happen. Although, between us, I seriously doubt that.

Anyway, only 75 will be built, with a price tag of 250,000.

What do you think?

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