Porsche Smashes Tesla Model S Record at Nürburgring

Taycan Breaks Nurburgring Record for EVs

A pre-facelift variant of the new Porsche Taycan has completed a lap of the Nürburgring in 7:07.55, with Lars Kern driving – 26 seconds faster than the 2022 Porsche Taycan Turbo S and 18 seconds ahead of the Tesla Model S Plaid. This time is also within three seconds of the current EV lap record held by the Rimac Nevera at 7:05.298 for the same 12.9-mile course.

The end result implies that the revised Taycan is now the speediest sedan-style electric vehicle on the renowned circuit of Green Hell; however, there are some major considerations to consider with this discovery. At first, it was an original design model, which signifies that it has not gone through the final production process yet. Secondly, we have no knowledge of what type of model set the IE lap record. Nevertheless, we can make a few informed assumptions.

Porsche Taycan Nurburgring Lap Record

“Twenty-six seconds is half an eternity in motorsport,” says Kevin Giek, head of the Taycan model line at Porsche. “Lars’ lap time of 7:07.55 minutes on the Nordschleife is sensational, placing the Taycan in the same league as electric hypercars. What’s remarkable is that Lars was able to maintain almost the exact same time over several laps.”

It is critical to note that Porsche has purportedly made progress in the battery technology of the new Taycan in order to be capable of enduring sustained, fast energy distribution.

Although Porsche hasn’t specified what kind of variant achieved the lap time, images from the brand suggest this car is likely to be the Taycan Turbo GT. It is the same type of prototype that CarBuzz caught conducting tests on the Nordschleife track and sources suggest it is able to reach 1,000 horsepower – a massive 33% increase from the current Taycan Turbo S, which boasts 750 horsepower as the peaks at maximum.

It is still a secret whether the Taycan Turbo GT keeps its two-motor structure or switches to a three-motor system like what before had been hypothesized.

No matter the mechanical improvements, it was noticeable. Through the Schwedenkreuz section of the track, the new-model Taycan had advanced at a velocity 15.5 mph higher than before; ultimately, by the point when Lars has completed his round in the modern variant, the older Taycan Turbo S would have fallen 0.8 miles behind.

“When discussing the record-breaking lap time,” Kern stated, “I gave it my all, but I had reached my limit.”

The pre-release car was fitted with a roll cage and racing bucket seats which won’t be seen in the production version, yet bold front end and conspicuous rear wing will likely be. This is set to be the initial manufacture EV from Porsche’s GT division, thus we forecast that all the tools available to Andreas Preuninger and his team will be contributed to the Taycan Turbo GT.

Porsche has revealed that the entire on-the-track recording will be made available in March of 2024, presumably at the unveiling of the freshly revised Taycan series.

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