Conceived in Finland and utilizing lightweight composite body, the Toroidion electric supercar concept makes some bold claims about its power and performance. Reportedly making 1 megawatt of power, which translates to 1,341 horsepower, the Toroidion concept is more than just vaporware, as the above video demonstrates.
Built as a competitor for high-dollar electric supercars like the Rimac Concept_One and Audi R18 e-tron, the Toroidion was born from the mind of car designer Pasi Pennanen. Rather than just build a light, powerful, and undoubtedly expensive electric car though, Pennanen wanted to ensure the Toroidion’s technology could be scaled up for endurance racing, something electric cars are notoriously bad at.
How can an electric car like the Toroidion hope to compete in a race like the 24 Hours of Le Mans? Simply put, rapid battery swapping. While battery swap technology might not be that appealing to the average EV driver, the technology could give electric cars the ability to compete at the highest level of motorsports, without having to swap cars mid-race like in the Formula E.
Now one video of the Toroidion is hardly proof that it’ll be hitting the roads or racetracks of Europe soon, but at least we know it can move under its own power. That’s more than we can say for many electric car concepts.