The racing machine this year, named “2016 Tajima Rimac E-Runner Concept_One” is an electric racing car created by the collaboration of 3 exceptional companies: Tajima Motor Corporation, SIM-Drive and Rimac Automobili (Croatia). Based on the 2015 model, it is given a new chassis, new powertrain and improved all aspects further in order to fully utilize the high output of 1.1MW (Mega Watt; Approx. 1500ps).
(1) Optimization of Rimac All Wheel Torque Vectoring: Refinement of the 4 wheel torque vectoring control enables safe and swift optimal vehicle control (acceleration, deceleration, turning) in various road surface conditions.
(2) Tire performance improved: Giti Tire (Singapore) developed further improvements such as revision of tire structure, optimizing sidewall rigidity, and stabilized tire performance on roads with great temperature variance.
(3) Aero dynamic performance improvements: Revised aerodynamic force balance, front and rear wing size and its positioning, and ride height to accomplish higher total downforce value to gain greater cornering speed. We aim for a great improvement in resulting time with all improvements working in synergy.
|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||L5170 x W2100 x H1350 mm *including aerodynamic devices|
|Performance||0-100km/h: 2.2sec / Top Speed 270km/h|
The driver is Nobuhiro ‘MONSTER’ Tajima, Pikes Peak Legend and Chief Commissioner of APEV. It will be his 28th year participating in the event and in recognition of his long history of challenge and contribution to the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, he will be inducted to Hall of Fame this year. Further, the The Penrose Heritage Museum will forever display the 1993 race machine at their "Pikes Peak Hill Climb Experience" and ceremony will ensue.
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.
Born: June 28, 1950
Origination: Ishikawa Prefecture,
now residing in Tokyo
TAJIMA Motor Corporation, Chairman / CEO
SIM-Drive Corporation, President / CEO
APEV, Chief Commissioner
Iwata Creation of New Industries Council, Director
JEVRA (Japan EV Race Association), Director
JAF Certified Team ‘Monster’, Chairman
Fukuroi City Industry-Academia-Government
Collaboration Promotion Consortium, Member
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
(First Japanese national to win)
|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
|2007||Unlimited Div.||Class Win / Overall Win||10m01s408
**NEW WORLD RECORD**
|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
**NEW WORLD RECORD**
|2012||Electric Div.||Retired||(The qualifier is the first place)|
|2013||Electric Div.||EV Class Win||9m46s530
**EV CLASS WORLD RECORD**
|2014||Electric Modified Div.||Class 3rd / Overall 4th||9m43s900|
|2015||Electric Modified Div.||Class 2nd / Overall 2nd||9m32s401|