Toyota has set a lap record for an electric car around the famous Nürburgring Nordschleife. If you’re a fan of cars or motor racing though, prepare to be completely and utterly turned off by electric vehicles!
The sound the Toyota TMG EV P001 makes is terrible. It’s like a Mitsubishi MiEV that goes fast. There is almost no noise, all you hear is the tyre squeals. Now imagine if F1 went electric, or even V8 Supercars. What a bloody terrible thing that would be. Judge for yourself though, take a look at the impressive lap, but be prepared to be completely turned off by electric cars. The driver, in case you were wondering, was Jochen Krumbach.
Damian Francis has previously edited Australian T3 and F1 Racing magazine and wrote for GQ Australia and Men’s Health. Unlike Nick and Trev, he has no kids, no mortgage and no wife, but lives happily on Sydney’s North Shore with his girlfriend.