More High Voltage news everybody!
We’re stoked to announce that 2021 EV class King of the Hammers champ Kyle Seggelin will be on hand at High Voltage Experience along with the chariot that got him there–his 1st gen 1986 Toyota 4Runner.
If you’re immersed in the world of EV, you’re starting to notice that more race series are increasingly featuring an EV class for their series. The grueling King of the Hammers off-road event in Johnson Valley, California is no exception, and earlier this year Kyle Segglin crossed the finish line at KOH and into the history books as the first electric vehicle to complete the EV class at King of the Hammers.
It’s a true statement that Toyota 4Runners have yet to roll off of the factory line with EV propulsion. Kyle and his team spent long hours retrofitting a Nissan Leaf powertrain into the 4Runner over the last several months. If you’re curious how that translates to horsepower, the 80 kWH electric motor generates 107 horsepower and 187 lb/ft of torque. Not quite numbers to boast about, that’s for sure, however, the Leaf engine does feature an output shaft, and was a viable candidate for mating up with the factory toyota five speed transmission.
Raceline wheels, 35” Falken tires, King shocks and front and rear ARB lockers were also along for the ride to ensure this rig was able to stand the test of time and terrain. We’re looking forward to seeing Kyle and his rig at High Voltage.
Mark your calendars for November 13-14 and get your tickets here so you don’t miss out on seeing Kyle’s crazy King of the Hammers winning invention!