For the first time in its history, Peugeot has attempted to set a record on the famous Nordschleife track at the Nurburgring in Germany.
Stephane Caillet, driver and tuner/technician from Peugeot's Research & Development Center, was at the wheel of the EX1 Concept Car. Running on the the circuit's 12.944 miles, the car convincingly beating the electric speed record for a single lap.
With its 73 bends, the Nordschleife has a reputation for being the toughest circuit in the world. It was on this legendary circuit, the longest in the world, that EX1 beat an electric speed record by putting in a lap time of 9 minutes, 1.338 seconds (9:01.338) at an average speed of 85.951 mph, despite unfavorable weather conditions.
The previous electric speed record on this circuit was the time of 9:51.45 seconds clocked in 2010.
The record achieved by EX1 was formally recognized by WIGE Performance, the official time-keeping body for the Nordschleife.