Toroidion 1MW was conceived to compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans

If you have never heard of Toroidion 1MW, you should pay careful attention from now on. It is simply a Finnish electric supercar that looks incredibly good, that was presented at the 2015 Top Marques Monaco and that has a name that indicates how much power it offers. It is simply 1MW, or 1,000 kW. Check below what its developer, Pasi Pennanen, describe how the Toroidion 1 MW was conceived.

Toroidion 1MW has no gearbox. It has one engine per wheel and lots of torque: 4,500 Nm on the front wheels and 7,500 Nm on the rear wheels, in a total of 12,000 Nm.

Its main feature, the one that gives it a competitive advantage in order to be able to compete in Le Mans and in other important races, is the ability to swap batteries. When it is depleted, the driver can release its locks, drop the old one down and replace it with a completely charged set.

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There is still not much information about it. How big is it? How much does it weigh? What is the range its batteries provide when running at full speed? Wouldn’t the amount of pit stops needed to replace batteries be a competitive downside? Toroidion still has a lot to tell us. Meanwhile, we have brought you all that there is to tell about the car. And the noise it produces, a zing that feels almost like sci-fi. Hear it below.

We have tried to contact Toroidion after more information, but have not heard from them so far. As soon as we have more news, we will share it with you.

Gustavo Henrique Ruffo

I have been an automotive journalist since 1998 and have worked for many important Brazilian newspapers and magazines, such as the local edition of Car and Driver and Quatro Rodas, Brazilian's biggest car magazine. I have also worked for foreign websites, such as World Car Fans and won a few journalism prizes, among them three SAE Journalism Awards and the 2017 IAM RoadSmart Safety Award. I am the author of "The Traffic Cholesterol", a book about bad drivers that you can buy at Hotmart, Google Play, Amazon and Kobo.