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  • Oct 8th 2012 at 2:01PM
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Well, that sure looked like fun.

Toyota Motorsport and its EV P002 reset the record for the fastest lap by an electric vehicle around Germany's Nürburgring circuit.

Driver Jochen Krumbach took the 469-horsepower EV around that track in seven minutes and 22.329 seconds. That's a whopping 25 seconds faster than the record Toyota set in August 2011. The EV P002 still has the same top speed – about 161 miles per hour and is powered by a 42-kWh battery – it was just piloted faster this time around. If you want to tag along, go below for an eight-minute video of the fast and relatively quiet ride.

In June, the 375-horsepower Audi R8 E-Tron set a world record for fastest lap around Nürburgring by a series production electric car, completing the lap in eight minutes and 9.099 seconds.

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    • 1 Second Ago
      Ford Future
      • 2 Years Ago
      Awesome. Amazing. 1) Guts for driving into the sun. 2) Needs a much better camera. 3) Incredible run.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wow, that's faster than GT-R.
      • 2 Years Ago
      It goes really fast. I think that this kind of car can become faster then an ice equivalent except for the range. Im expecting some electric dragsters to show up someday.
      Neil Blanchard
      • 2 Years Ago
      It would be interesting to know how much electricity it used for this run. If it used *all* the 42kWh in the pack, then it got the equivalent of 10.35MPG for this run. I wonder how much gas the ICE powered cars use on this track? Neil
      • 2 Years Ago
      Man, you gotta know the track really well to drive into the sun that fast. Well done Toyota and driver.
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