Toyota breaks electric-vehcile Nurburgring record with TMG EV P001

Nurburgring lap times are very important in this day and age for supercars and it seems like they will be just as important for electric-vehicles. Toyota announced today that it set a new lap record for an electric-vehicles at the Nurburgring Nordschleife circuit in Germany with the company’s TMG EV P001.

Driven by Jochen Krumbach, the TMG EV P001 lapped the Nurburgring in 7 minutes and 47.794 secs, beting the previous lap record, which stood at 9 mins 1.338 secs.

The TMG EV P001, which is based on a Radical chassis as modified by TMG for e-WOLF, has a top speed of 161 mph and the electric-powertrain pushes out a whopping 590 lb-ft of torque.

TMG went on to say that prior to its 7:47 time, it had a goal of breaking the 8 minute barrier. The lap record was completed on road-legal tires and was verified by independent lap timing.

TMG says that it will start commercial sales of this electric motorsport technology in 2012.

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– By: Omar Rana