The EV P001 now holds the electric car lap record at Germany’s Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit after smashing the previous record by more than a minute, Toyota has announced.
Driven by Jochen Krumbach, P001 broke the existing record with a time of 7 minutes and 47.794 seconds (despite low track temperature), beating the previous best set by Peugeot EX1 EV by almost 74 seconds. The lap was completed on road-legal tires and was verified by independent lap timing.
TMG EV P001 has two 140kW EVO electric motors producing 400Nm each, which can take the car to a top speed of 260km/h (174mph).
According to Toyota, the commercial sales of EV P001 will start in 2012.
Lapping Nurburgring in less than eight minutes in a battery-powered car is Bloody Brilliant! What you think? Let us know in comments.