Axis of Oversteer reports that Toyota has set a new Electric Car Nürburgring Lap Record.
7:22.329 seconds. Nürburgring lap records are notoriously unofficial but that time puts Toyota’s electric powered EV P002 in the top ten on most lists. That’s faster than an Nissan GT-R, a Porsche GT2 RS or even a Maserati MC12. Impressive.
The EV P002 is powered by electric motors delivering a nominal 350Kw of power and 900 Nm of torque, that’s 469HP and 663 ft/lbs. Top speed is is listed at a relatively low 150 mph, curious because the Radical SR8 is good to 170 plus. I wonder what the limiting factor is, weight, gearing? Certainly looks faster than 150 in the video .
An impressive result though, to really win over fans, EV racing still have to develop what may be impossible, a seductive sound!