Porsche’s Electrifying Feat: Taycan Sets New Nürburgring Record

Taycan Outruns Rivals with Record Lap

Porsche has made a groundbreaking achievement at the Nürburgring with its pre-series Taycan, driven by Lars Kern, who set a remarkable lap time of 7:07.55 minutes.

“I pushed as hard as I could, but that was really all I could do,” said Kern.

This performance outshines the previous record set by Kern in a Taycan Turbo S Sport sedan by a significant 26 seconds. This feat places the Taycan on par with elite electric hypercars.

Porsche'S Electrifying Feat: Taycan Sets New Nürburgring Record

Unprecedented Leap in Performance

The pre-series Taycan’s superior speed and performance were evident throughout the lap, especially at the Schwedenkreuz, where it was 25 km/h faster than the 2022 Taycan Turbo S.

By the time Kern reached the finish line near Grandstand 13, he had already surpassed his previous record in the Taycan Turbo S by over 1.3 kilometers, a testament to Porsche’s advancements in electric vehicle technology.

Porsche'S Electrifying Feat: Taycan Sets New Nürburgring Record

The EV Sedan Lap Record Rivalry

Porsche’s achievement comes amid a heated battle with Tesla for the electric sedan lap record at the Nürburgring. Previously, Tesla’s Model S Plaid held the record with a 7:25 lap time.

Porsche’s new Taycan GT model, developed with significant contributions from the Flacht GT department, boasts aggressive aerodynamics and suspension, setting a lap time two seconds slower than the Rimac Nevera and significantly faster than Tesla’s Plaid.

Porsche'S Electrifying Feat: Taycan Sets New Nürburgring Record

Porsche’s Commitment to Electric Innovation

While Porsche is yet to confirm the production intent of this “pre-series Taycan,” the car’s exceptional performance, equipped with a roll cage and racing seats for safety, signals the automaker’s commitment to leading the electric vehicle segment.

The full-lap video, expected to be released in mid-March, will likely coincide with the unveiling of the production-ready version, marking a new era for electric sports cars.

Haye Kesteloo
Haye Kesteloo

Haye Kesteloo is the Editor in Chief and Founder of EVXL.co, where he covers all electric vehicle-related news, covering brands such as Tesla, Ford, GM, BMW, Nissan and others. He fulfills a similar role at the drone news site DroneXL.co. Haye can be reached at haye @ evxl.co or @hayekesteloo.

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