This video was taken at the initial run of the MINI E around the ‘Ring last April. At the time you may remember there was some excitement over the 9:51 time it recorded. While that mark isn’t exactly GTR shattering, it is relatively impressive for an electric car that’s currently being used as a field study.

Regardless of whether you think it’s impressive or not, it’s hard to not be take a back by watching the car do that time in video. The noise (or lack there of) is shocking for what it actually allows you hear. The wind, the car and the suspension shifting… it’s all a little of a shock at first.

(via Ausmotive)

Update: Here’s the video from this weekend’s lap between the MINI Challenge race and the start of the 24 Hours of the Nurburgring.