Toyota will return around the world Championship in 2017 having a Yaris-based World Rally Vehicle however the Japanese manufacturer is within Trier to showcase its latest emission-free production vehicle, the Mirai, which continues purchase in america, United kingdom, Denmark and Germany later this season.
The vehicle has been driven by its Japanese owner Mitsuhiro Kunisawa, a journalist and experienced rally driver, and it has been modified only slightly because of its competitive debut with special brake pads, competition tyres along with a roll cage. The 113 kW fuel cell powertrain remains unchanged and speeds up the vehicle from to 100 km/h in 9.6 seconds.
The Mirai’s chief engineeer, Yoshikazu Tanaka, is within Trier to supervise the work. “It is our dream that certain day our fuel cell automobiles will have the ability to compete in WRC. Therefore, we continuously develop fraxel treatments with great ambition,” he stated. “Visitors in the Rallye Deutschland will need to get accustomed to this quiet premiere at Trier, but they’ll experience the skill of a nearly pollution-free future.”
Released in Japan in December 2014, the Mirai is driven by hydrogen, saved aboard within an ultra strong plastic and graphite tank. The hydrogen is combined with oxygen inside a fuel cell stack to produce electricity which forces an auto driving the leading wheels. The only real by-product of making electricity in by doing this is water, which leaves with the tailpipe.