Toyota Sets New Nurbrgring Electric Car Record of 7:22

Toyota Sets New Nurbrgring Electric Car Record of 7:22

Not satisfied with their Nurburgring electric car record, the team at Toyota Motorsport GmbH set out to shave a few seconds off their 7:47.794 time and did so in significant fashion.

With Jochen Krumbach piloting the TMG EV P002 (the original car being the P001), the team managed to demolish the old time around the 20.8 km Nordschleife running an impressive 7:22.239.

The street-legal machine, only 22 cars have ever lapped the world famous race track in under 7:30 and with the new time Toyota just missed out on breaking into the top 10.

The record comes shortly after the TMG team captured the record for the fastest EV up the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in August.

For the record Toyota credits a new quick-charger that is mounted in the back of a Toyota Hiace van; something it believes could eventually lead to making electric motorsports feasible – especially at venues not equipped to race electric cars.

With two records this year, Toyota is also hinting that it is on the search for more, commenting in a release that TMG has embarked on a “record-breaking world tour,” though no details of which venue is next have been released.

GALLERY: Toyota TMG EV P002

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