Toyota Electric Racer sets new lap record at Nürburgring The name Nürburgring evokes memories of world records being broken, where dreams are realized and for the vanquished, dashed hopes of remaining top dog. Well, records were made to be broken, no? Toyota Motorsports’ most recent outing at the legendary Nürburgring racetrack in Germany has just seen their latest electric creation set a lap record where electric racers are concerned. Known as the TMG EV P001, it managed to garner a time of 7 minutes and 48 seconds on this 13-mile track, which clearly placed it well ahead of the previous all-electric record of over 9 minutes.

The new number 2 is Peugeot’s EX1, which remained king of the hill for just a few months before Toyota’s engineers bested that time with their effort which is capable of hitting top stride at 161mph. Having said that, Toyota has every intention of rolling out a commercial version of the P001 next year – hopefully it has the range to go along with the bite in its speed. Check out a video of Toyota’s historical outing at the Nürburgring after the jump.

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