Scalar SC1 Is a 328-HP Toyota GR86 EV Race Car Launched At SEMA

Since the inception of Gazoo Racing, Toyota has affixed the GR badge to several of the cars offered in various countries, more often as trimmed-down models. The complete GR models even wear badges as their official moniker, namely the GR Supra, GR Corolla, GR Yaris, and GR 86.

Except for the EV – Toyota has yet to introduce a GR EV and there are no plans to introduce one in the near future, according to the Toyota GR86 chief engineer.

But if you crave a battery-operated Toyota meant for racing, Scalar Performance has just launched the SC1 – the first electric amateur touring race car based on the GR86.

Beyond the reworked badges and bodywork required for racing, the Scalar SC1 sports the Toyota GR86’s 2.4-liter FA24D H4 engine up front, replacing it with a Hypercraft Stealth EV motor on the rear axle. This powertrain spins at up to 12,000 RPM, producing up to 328 horsepower (245 kilowatts) and 345 pound-feet (468 Newton-meters) of torque.

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Power is drawn from the Hypercraft 65kWh battery pack which allows for up to 45 minutes of continuous racing. With Level 3 (150 kW) charging, charging takes less than 20 minutes, according to SCR. The race car has a curb weight of 3,040 pounds (1,379 kilograms).

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Performance-wise, the SC1 can sprint from rest to 60 miles per hour (97 kilometers per hour) in 3.9 seconds. Top speed is rated at 165 mph (267 km/h).

Scalar says that the SC1 is the first electric amateur touring race car. It is also the first club racing electric vehicle to be approved by the National Auto Sport Association (NASA) for road touring car racing. It will hit the track in the summer of 2023.

Introduced at the 2022 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Scalar Performance is now accepting applications for those wishing to acquire one of the ten Founders Limited Edition Series. Prices are not disclosed by the company at this writing.

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