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By Ketan Patel


Lexus IS F CCS R Race Car 2012 Review

This year's Pikes Peak International Hill Climb event in Colorado has been quite interesting for both Toyota and Lexus, where the Toyota Motorsport GmbH revealed the TMG EV P002 car, the predecessor to the P001 electric racer that still holds the Nurburgring electric lap record. The event was an interesting one for Lexus as well, because they have managed to reveal the IS F CCS R Race Car 2012 which was first seen at the Tokyo Auto Show last year as a concept.

The Lexus is powered by a 5.0 liter V8 unit able to develop no more or less than 416 horsepower at 6,600 RPM, and 31lb-ft of torque at 5,200 RPM. The unit is coupled with an 8-speed Sport Direct Shift gearbox featuring paddle shift as well as a manual mode, whose job is to send the engine's power to the rear wheels.

The racer features racing brake kit, brake cooling system and stainless steel mesh brake hose, as well as a modified race suspension with adjustable camber front upper arm and reinforced bushings and mounts. The exhaust is also -pretty obviously- not from the "standard" bunch.

The exterior is undeniably that of a race car, and pretty much every aspect of it gives away its sporty character, from the orange body color to the contrasting carbon fiber hood, front spoiler, front fender and canard, rear diffuser and rear spoiler. The monocoque has been reinforced with a roll cage, windows have been replaced with ones made from polycarbonate and the doors themselves are as lightweight as possible.

The IS F CCS racer comes with a set of wheels from SSR coupled with Yokohama / ADVAn NEOVA A050 tires, measuring 245/40 R18 and 255/40 R18 front and rear respectively.

Not much to say about the interior, except for the fact that it has been prepared pretty much as any other track vehicle. It comes with six-point seat belts, carbon fiber dashboard, center console and interior trim, HANS compatible full bucket driver's seat, a small-diameter steering wheel and lots and lots of features missing for the sake of lightweight, including power windows, rear seats, roof lining, door locks and the lot.

Would you like to give the Lexus IS F CCS R Race Car 2012 a spin on a race track? Drop us a line and let us know.

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Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG) will demonstrate its high-performance electric powertrain technology on one of North America’s most demanding motorsport events; the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado on 8 July.

 
Last year TMG set a new electric lap record at the Nürburgring Nordschleife with the road-legal TMG EV P001 car, a record which still stands today.
 
TMG’s advanced electric and electronic department has spent the past months developing on an updated electric powertrain, which is more powerful and more durable than its predecessor.
 
That high-performance electric powertrain is the heart of the new TMG EV P002 car, which will compete at Pikes Peak as part of a project from Japanese company RK1 Inc. Multiple Japanese rally champion Fumio Nutahara will drive the car which features prominent branding from Yokohama.
 
Based on a Radical chassis, the TMG EV P002 has a predicted top speed of 240km/h in Pikes Peak configuration, with combined maximum power of 350kW from its two axial flux motors.
 
The hillclimb, which begins at an altitude of 2,800m and reaches the summit of 4,300m, is an ideal environment to showcase the strengths of an electric powertrain. TMG’s high-performance electric powertrain maintains full power despite the thin atmosphere at high altitude while delivering an impressive 900Nm of torque through its single-speed gearing.
 
The TMG EV P002 underwent a successful three-day testing session at the Paul Ricard circuit in southern France in May to verify car and powertrain performance.
 
Ludwig Zeller, General Manager Electric & Electronics: “Pikes Peak is a great showcase for TMG’s electric powertrain technology. We already proved at the Nürburgring that TMG is leading the way in developing such powertrains for motorsport and this is another sign of our commitment to this technology. TMG wants to be increasingly involved in electric motorsport and we believe our powertrain technology is an industry-leading combination of performance, durability and packaging. Electric powertrain technology in motorsport is still in its development phase but through projects like this one, TMG is laying the foundations for the future of high-performance and motorsport cars.”

TMG EV P002 Technical Specifications
Performance
Top Speed
240km/h (Pikes Peak configuration)
Maximum Torque
900Nm
Maximum Power
350kW
Maximum Revs
5000rpm
Powertrain
Electric Motor
2 axial flux
Inverter
2 x TMG inverters
Gear Ratio
2.5
Transmission
Single-reduction gearing
Battery
Lithium ceramic
Battery Capacity
42 kWh
Charging Technology
Off-board DC charging
Dimensions
Length
4.10m
Height
1.04m
Width
1.79m
EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase            107.5 in.
Overall Length       187.4 in.
Overall Width         71.5 in.
Overall Height        54.5 in.
 
WEIGHT
Curb Weight           3,087 lbs. or less (693 lbs. less than stock)
 
ENGINE
Designation            2UR-GSE
Displacement          5.0L
Horsepower            416 @ 6,600 rpm
Torque                    371 lb.-ft. @ 5,200 rpm
Fuel system            SFI D-4 direct-to-cylinder injection with secondary port injectors
 
DRIVETRAIN
Layout                    Front engine, rear-wheel drive system
Transmission           8-speed Sport Direct Shift automatic with paddle shift and manual mode
 
EXTERIOR
  • Orange mica exterior paint
  • Reinforced monocoque (with roll cage)
  • Carbon fiber hood, door handles, front fender, front spoiler, front canard, rear spoiler, ventilator
  • Polycarbonate windows
  • Lightweight door
WHEELS/TIRES
  • SSR
    • 18x8.5J, off-set 30 front
    • 18x9.5J, off-set 40 rear
  • Yokohama /ADVAN NEOVA A050 tires
    • 245/40 R18 front
    • 255/40 R18 rear
BRAKES
  • Brake cooling system
  • Racing brake kit
  • Stainless steel mesh brake hose
SUSPENSION
  • Adjustable camber front upper arm
  • Modified race suspension
  • Reinforced bushings and mounts
EXHAUST
  • Racing exhaust system
OTHER MECHANICAL
  • Engine oil cooler
  • Transmission oil cooler
  • Differential oil cooler
  • Mechanical LSD
RACING EQUIPMENT
  • 120L fuel cell
  • Air jack system
  • Fire extinguishing system
  • Data logger
  • Kill switch
  • Tow strap
INTERIOR 
  • Carbon fiber dashboard, center console, door and interior trim
  • HANS compatible full bucket driver's seat
  • Lightened interior (delete power windows, door locks, rear seats, roof lining, etc.)
  • Six-point seat belt
  • Small-diameter steering wheel with paddle shifters

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