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 , 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 '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 for the electric sedan lap record at the Nürburgring. Previously, Tesla'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 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 , 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.


Discover more from EVXL

Subscribe to get the latest posts to your email.

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.

Articles: 445

Leave a Reply