Porsche Taycan Sets New EV Lap Record at Nürburgring Racetrack [VIDEO]

It wasn’t long ago that electric vehicles (EVs) couldn’t perform quite as well as internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles, but that moment has since passed with one of Porsche’s vehicles setting a new record at a German raceway.

Driver Lars Kern has set a new lap record in a Porsche Taycan Turbo S EV at Germany’s Nürburgring raceway

Kern posted a 7:33 lap, representing the fastest lap made in a series-production vehicle on the 20.8-kilometer (12.9 miles) track.

The Porsche Taycan included a performance kit and Porsche’s Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCCC), along with an added roll cage and racing seats.

Besides these few proprietary modifications, the EV was completely standard and weighed the exact same as the production model.

Tesla’s Model S Plaid had set a lap record at the same track, recording a time of 7:35.579 last September. You can bet Tesla will be back to challenge the Taycan record.

You can check out the Taycan Turbo S and its lap record below:

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In February, a drag race pitted the Taycan Turbo S against the Lucid Air and the Tesla Model S Plaid in a much shorter race than the full lap taken by the Taycan at Nürburgring.

In Norway, the Porsche Taycan EV outsold all gas cars combined in January, a sign of the country’s adoption of EVs at a higher rate than almost any other country worldwide.

The Porsche Taycan also set a record for the shortest charge time to cross the U.S. in a test in January, officially registering the record with Guinness World Records.