Move over Tesla, this is the Toroidion. It’s Finnish. No one knows how to pronounce it, so don’t worry about that. All you need to know is that it’s very pretty and — oh yeah, it’s electric. In fact, it’s described as a megawatt supercar – that’s right, a supercar. It’s full name is Toroidion 1MW Supercar and it is the result of a four year effort by Pasi Pennanen, a former designer for Jaguar and Zagato.
The concept car is street legal and was designed and built entirely in Finland. Technical details have not been fully released but Toroidion does say that each wheel is directly connected to its own electric motor – a 200 kilowatt unit for the front and 300 kilowatt units for the rear wheels. This adds up to a one megawatt motor – or, 1,341 horsepower.
Although the company doesn’t give out a lot of details yet, particularly about the charging set-up, they do say that the battery will be swappable and as “easily replaced in the pit-lane as in the home garage.” Hmmm. And while there is not yet any idea of when the car will be available or how much it will cost, the company does say that it will keep us posted via the website. “There is no such thing as ‘it can’t be done,’” Pennanen said. “I believe in pushing the boundaries in product development and design.”
Images via Toroidion