Electric RaceAbout Vastly Improves Its Time at Nürburgring Nordschleife (w/video)

OCT 8 2013 BY MARK KANE 1

Electric RaceAbout at the Nürburgring Nordschleife in 2011

Electric RaceAbout at the Nürburgring Nordschleife in 2011

The Metropolia Electric RaceAbout team from Finland announced a new, greatly improved, lap time at the Nürburgring Nordschleife track.

This month, ERA was able to do the full circuit in 8:23.56, almost 20 seconds faster than its 8:42.72 record from 2011.

While this time is not as quick as the Mercedes SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive or some racing prototypes, it is one of the best results for an EV.

According to press release, ERA could have been even quicker because the current record was set with “limited possibilities for only three complete laps this time.”

Better performances comes from the latest powertrain improvements with torque vectoring, a lighter battery pack and the new Nordschleife Aero-kit and ew Nokian Hakka Black tires.

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Dan Frederiksen

Still much much too heavy