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Toyota has set a new Nürburgring lap record for an electric car using its TMG EV P002 prototype racer.

The final time came in at 7:22.329, which is a full 25 seconds faster than the time set by Toyota’s first EV prototype, which set the previous electric car record for the 12.92-mile track in August of last year.

The new TMG EV P002 is the latest development of Cologne-based Toyota Motorsport, and also holds claim to being the fastest electric car to ever ascend Pikes Peak. Driven by Toyota driver Fumio Nutahara, the electric racer set an impressive time of 10:15.380 for the hill climb earlier this year.

This time around, it was German driver Jochen Krumbach who was piloting the TMG EV P002. Some of the cars outmatched by Krumbach's time include the Nissan GT-R and Ferrari Enzo.

Toyota's electric racer features a custom carbon fiber chassis, two electric motors delivering a combined output of 469 horsepower and 663 pound-feet of torque, and a top speed of 158 mph. Powering those electric motors is a 42-kWh lithium-ion battery, which Toyota Motorsport has developed specifically for racing duty.



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Toyota Slashes Nürburgring Electric Car Lap Record To 7:22

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