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The racing machine for this year; “2015 Tajima Rimac E-Runner Concept_One” is a totally new car with a new chassis and totally new power train. The vehicle was built in cooperation between Tajima Motor Corporation, SIM-Drive and Rimac Automobili (Croatia). With the collaboration of 3 exceptional companies, each possessing superior skills and varying technologies, the world’s first ever 1.1MW (Megawatt) electric racing car was born. Our tire supplier and great sponsor is once again Giti Tire (Singapore), and will be providing dedicated tires tuned and developed for the high power output of 1.1MW.

2015 Tajima Rimac E-Runner Concept_One

Manufacturer TAJIMA Motor Corporation
Chassis Aluminum space frame
Body Panel Carbon fiber composite
Motor 4 RIMAC motors
Battery Rimac Automobili Battery Pack 57kWh
Maximum Output/Torque 1100 kW / 1500Nm
Drive System 4WD / Rimac Chain drive single reduction transmission
Drive Control Rimac Torque Vectoring Control
Drive Shaft NTN Constant Velocity Joints
Suspension Front/Rear: Double wishbone
Brake Disc Front/Rear:φ370mm ventilated + Rimac Regenerative Brake System
Brake Caliper/Pad Front/Rear: 8 pot calipers / Winmax brake pads
Tire & Wheel Front/Rear: 340/710-18 Giti Tire, 18 x 13J Mag wheels
Overall L x W x H L5500 x W1950 x H1300 mm *including aerodynamic devices
Wheelbase 2700mm
Kerb Weight 1500kg
Performance 0-100km/h: 2.2sec / Top Speed 270km/h



He is best known as "Monster" around the world of motorsports. The name originated from his superb, wild driving style in the All Japan Dirt Trial [Rallycross] Championship. He achieved nine series wins there, then continued his dominant form in international overseas rallies. Many of Tajima's rally wins come from the Asia Pacific Rally Championship, where he won a total of five times in the 2WD division. In New Zealand, he saw a new challenge in the "Race to the Sky" hill climb. His determination helped him win a total of eight times there. Fittingly enough, the motorsport world renamed the mountain, "Tajima's Mountain." In 1988, Tajima's sights naturally fell on arguably the most famous hill climb in the world: Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Again, his perseverance helped him achieve the overall win in 1995 - a first for a Japanese competitor. In 2007, he made history by breaking the overall course record. Tajima continued his streak by finally breaking the 10-minute barrier in 2011 on the mixed-surface event. This record will forever stand in the history books.

Tajima is determined to continue his challenge at Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with his electric vehicle. His company, Tajima Motor Corporation, has developed and improved on the electric vehicle from the previous year. The electric vehicle is sure to propel "Monster" up the mountain at speeds high enough to potentially break the overall course record. Tajima hopes that his vehicle will serve as a pioneer and catalyst in the "green energy" push around the motorsports world.

HILL CLIMB HIGHLIGHTS Pikes Peak International Hill Climb [Colorado. U.S.A.]


Born: June 28, 1950
Origination: Ishikawa Prefecture,
now residing in Tokyo

Chairman / CEO of Tajima Motor Corporation
- Chairman of IRD Corporation
- President and CEO of SIM-Drive Corporation
- Chief Commissioner of APEV (Association for the Promotion of Electric Vehicles)
- Chief Commissioner of APTS (Association for the Promotion of Floating Tsunami Shelters)
- Iwata Creation of New Industries Council, Director
- Fukuroi City Industry-Academia-Government Collaboration Promotion Consortium
- Director of JEVRA (Japan Electric Vehicle Race Association)
- Chairman of JAF Certified ‘Team Monster’


Pikes Peak International Hill Climb [Colorado. U.S.A.]

1988 Showroom Stock Div. Class 3rd  
1991 PP Open Div. Class 3rd 12m34s51
1992 Unlimited Div. Class Win 12m51s63
1993 Unlimited Div. Class Win / Overall 2nd 10m44s22
1994 Unlimited Div. Class 2nd / Overall 5th 10m51s15
1995 Unlimited Div. Class Win / Overall Win 7m53s00
*Short course
1996 Unlimited Div. Class 2nd / Overall 2nd 10m21s88
1998 Unlimited Div. Class 2nd / Overall 2nd 10m32s57
1999 Unlimited Div. Class 2nd / Overall 2nd 10m37s35
2006 Unlimited Div. Class Win / Overall Win 7m38s
*Short course
2007 Unlimited Div. Class Win / Overall Win 10m01s408
2008 Unlimited Div. Class Win / Overall Win 10m18s250
2009 Unlimited Div. Class Win / Overall Win 10m15s368
2010 Unlimited Div. Class Win / Overall Win 10m11s490
2011 Unlimited Div. Class Win / Overall Win 9m51s278
2012 Electric Div. Retired (The qualifier is the first place)
2013 Electric Div. EV Class Win 9m46s530
2014 Electric Modified Div. Class 3rd / Overall 4th 9m43s900
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