Posted Feb 10th 2012 9:59AM
2012 Toyota Engineering Society TES-ERA EV – While the Tokyo Auto Salon generally takes a back seat to its bigger brother the Tokyo Auto Show, the custom car show fails to disappoint year in and year out. We already got a chance to see an oddly modified Toyota Prius; our next custom car up for show is the beautifully sleek TES-ERA EV. The show commenced on 13th January, 2012, with a grand opening at the Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Hall in Chiba city. According to Toyota, there are over 30,000 members worldwide.
Joining the ranks of the beautiful exterior is the power setup. The Toyota Engineering Society TES-ERA EV is powered by an electric 4JM motor that delivers a total of 164 HP and 247 lb-ft of torque. The motor takes its power from a lithium-ion battery and is mated to a rear-wheel-drive system and the F1 “KERS’ system. With a total weight of 2535 lbs, the TES-ERA EV can hit a top speed of 124 mph. The Toyota Engineering Society TES-ERA EV features fiberglass bodywork and is powered by a 5.7 kWh lithium-ion battery.
Power output measures in at 164 horsepower and 247lb-ft of torque. Also on display is the FT-86 race car which competed in the famous Nürburgring 24 Hours race in 2011. The team has announced they will return again with a specially prepared GT 86 this year. Looks Video of 2012 Toyota Engineering Society TES-ERA EV.