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