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 |  Oct 02 2012, 7:41 AM

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.

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 |  Aug 10 2011, 9:35 AM

Toyota seems to be getting more and more serious about electric vehicles. Recently it announced that it will start producing an electric version of the Rav4 in Canada, and now comes news that it wants to conquer the Nurburgring electric car lap record.

Currently this record belongs to Peugeot and its EX1 prototype vehicle. It managed to go around in 9:01.338 seconds. Toyota plans to not only beat it, but demolish the old record with a car based on the Radical SRF.

In testing, this vehicle has achieved a top speed of 162 mph and can sprint from 0-60 mph in a scant 3.9 seconds.

With green-energy getting more and more popular, the future for electric racing cars is getting closer and Toyota hopes to be at the cutting edge of such technology.

Will Toyota capture the Nurburgring lap record for electric cars? We’ll find out on August 29th.