8 minutes at Nürburgring in an electric car

We couldn’t resist this. OK, electric cars are not all that sexy. But Toyota managed to beat the previous record by over 25 seconds. Using a motorsport-tuned electric powertrain, driver Jochen Krumbach set a lap time of 7mins 22.329secs. This achievement marks the second milestone for TMG’s electric powertrain this year following its new record at Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado, US.

Toyota used pioneering off-board battery-to-battery charging technology, developed in partnership with Schneider Electric. After an overnight charge, the TMG DC Quick Charger is able to quickly deliver high levels of power to a battery-based electric car without additional installation or infrastructure, making it the perfect solution for electric motorsport.

Enjoy 8 minutes of power (and glaring sunshine).