Toyota Mirai will be the pace-car in NASCAR racing series

June 10, 2015 at 6:13 pm

Hydrogen sedan Toyota Mirai will be the official safety car of American racing series NASCAR Sprint Cup phase. The model assumes the responsibilities of the pace car in the race Toyota Owners 400.
Manual racing championship prevents the use of Mirai in the race only after special tests, the results of which became clear that the model is suitable for functions pace car. The tests took place on the track Richmond International Speedway.

Toyota Mirai picture

Toyota Mirai pics

In October 2014, Toyota introduced the rally version of the sedan Mirai. Model took part in one of the stages of the Japanese championship, which acted as a “zero” crew – checking the readiness of the track for the race before the start of combat vehicles.

Toyota Mirai pics

Toyota Mirai image

Mirai is equipped with 153-horsepower electric motor. The unit receives power from the fuel cells due to chemical reaction between hydrogen and oxygen. Waste from the operation of such a power plant is water. From zero to 96 kilometers per hour the car accelerates in eight seconds. Cruising Mirai is 480 kilometers, and a full tank filling takes about five minutes.

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