Toyota Sets New Electric Vehicle Nurburgring Record [Video]
So, let's get to the point. Toyota Motorsport Gmbh's (TMG) EV P001, managed to set a new Nurburgring laptime record for EVs, recording a time of 7 minutes, 47.79 seconds. This means that the racer managed to record a time similar to that of a Nissan GT-R, but we can't really compare the two, since the first can be used daily, while the EV we are talking about here is a racer.
The TMG EV P001 obliterated both Toyota's target of going under the 8 minute barrier and the previous record of 9 minutes 1.33 seconds, which belonged to the Peugeot EX1.
The vehicle uses an electric powertrain that delivers 800 Nm of torque, offering a top speed of 161 mph (250 km/h). TMG plans to sell the powertrain, which uses components from Rational Motion and EVO Electric, starting from next year - it will be used for motorsport applications, but who knows, may be you want to build your own electric supercar...
In addition to that, Toyota engineers have also gathered data from the run, which they intend to use for future EV development, as Pascal Vasselon, TMG's Technical Director, explained in a statement.
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