Since the birth of Gazoo Racing, Toyota has applied the GR badge to a number of cars offered in various countries, mostly as models. Full GR models also wear the badge as their official moniker, namely the GR Supra, GR Corolla, GR Yaris, and GR 86.
Apart from EVs – Toyota has not yet introduced any GR EV and has no plans to introduce any in the near future, according to the chief engineer of the Toyota GR86.
But if you’re longing for a battery-powered Toyota aimed at racing, Scalar Performance has just launched the SC1 – the first all-electric amateur touring race car based on the GR86.
In addition to the racing-necessary redone badges and bodywork, the Scalar SC1 features the Toyota GR86’s 2.4-liter FA24D H4 engine up front, replacing it with a Hypercraft Stealth EV motor on the rear axle. The powertrain spins up to 12,000 RPM, producing 328 horsepower (245 kW) and 345 pound-feet (468 Newton meters) of torque.
Power is sourced from a Hypercraft 65kWh battery pack that allows for up to 45 minutes of continuous racing. According to SCR, with Level 3 (150 kW) charging, filling takes less than 20 minutes. The race car weighs 3,040 pounds (1,379 kg).
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In terms of performance, the SC1 can sprint to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 3.9 seconds. Top speed is rated at 165 mph (267 km/h).
Scaler says the SC1 is the first all-electric amateur touring race car. It is also the first club racing electric vehicle to be approved for touring car road racing by the National Autosport Association (NASA). 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 looking to get their hands on one of ten serialized Founders Limited Editions. The price has not been disclosed by the company as of this writing.