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.