Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG) has recently set a new lap record for electric vehicles on the Nurburgring after 7 minutes and 22.329 seconds, 25 seconds faster than the previous record.
According to the TMG, the vehicle used in order to set the new Nurburgring lap record is based on a Radical chassis and it’s coming with two axial flux motors which are developing a total output of 350 kW (470 HP) and an impressive 900 Nm of torque, which allow the model to reach a top of 255 km/h.
“Since our Nurburgring record last year, we have developed our electric powertrain to deliver more power, more consistently, over a longer distance, by managing the temperature of batteries, motors and inverter. Pikes Peak was a clear illustration of the improvements and we have now reinforced that at the Nurburgring”, said the TMG electric and electronics general manager, Ludwig Zeller.
Toyota says that the electric vehicle in question, the so-called EV P002, is coming with off-board battery-to-battery charging technology, the TMG DC Quick Charger, which was co-developed with Schneider Electric. The 42 kWh lithium-ion battery can be charged directly from the AC power grid.